Raina Russo is founder of #SolarChat, a think-tank utilizing the power of social media to discuss issues related to solar and renewable energy, connecting thousands of solar professionals in Twitter discussions generating an average of 4.5 million impressions per online event. #SolarChat also hosts in-person “TweetUps” and other networking events in conjunction with major solar industry conferences. The organization’s online social communities amplify the message of making solar a reality for every home and business across America. Russo is also the co-founder of #Women4Solar, compelled to drive change through addressing female related issues both inside and outside of the industry. Russo maintains an active social community for those interested in solar and renewable energy on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn under, Women4Solar and SolarChat. Russo holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and served as a project engineer with Skanska USA, the number one green contractor in the U.S. She also served as a Liaison to the United Nations for the Israeli Defense Force.