Jennifer Runyon, Chief Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com
October 24, 2013 | 1 Comments
Nashua, NH -- In early 2013, a group of women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Florida to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry. The industry is male-dominated with men making up more than 75 percent of the workforce, according to some estimates. The Women in Power committee believed that it was time to give recognition to the pioneering women who have worked to advance the power industry. To do this, the committee decided to allow anyone in the industry to nominate a woman for a Woman of the Year Award, which would be given out at POWER-GEN International. To judge the nominees, the committee came up with three focus areas.
The first and most important accomplishment that the committee believed a potential Power-Gen Woman of the Year should have made is advancing the power industry. In addition, the committee judged nominees by the organizational and personal accomplishments they have made along with the challenges that she has she had to overcome. Finally, the committee believed that a potential Power-Gen Woman of the Year should be a leader, a mentor and should give back to her community. After two months of collecting nominations, the 15-member committee voted on the nominees and came up with three finalists, who are described below.
One of these women will be named the Power-Gen 2013 Woman of the Year at the annual awards banquet, on Monday, Nov. 11, which takes place at the Hard Rock Live at the Universal Resort in Orlando, Fla. The banquet is part of the POWER-GEN International Conference and Exhibition and the co-located NUCLEAR POWER International Conference and Exhibition, Renewable Energy World Conference & Exhibition, North America and the Financial Forum.
The 2013 Power-Gen Woman of the Year will then give a keynote speech during the Women in Power Luncheon on Thursday, November 14th at the Orange County Convention Center also as part of the co-located conferences. Here’s a look at the finalists: