Women in Solar Energy holds roundtable in Portland on February 23

Girl shaping a heart with her fingers at SunsetThrough #NationWISE roundtable events in 15 U.S. cities, Women in Solar Energy, WISE, seeks to help women enter and grow in the local solar market.

#NationWISE events give industry professionals—both men and women—opportunities to brainstorm policies and programs that promote women and diversity.

Oregon will hold its first #NationWISE roundtable event in Portland on Tuesday, February 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at LeChon at 113 SW Naito Parkway. Margie Harris, executive director of Energy Trust of Oregon, will lead the discussion and share her experience as a woman working in the Oregon energy industry and also her thoughts on building an organization that values diversity. The Portland roundtable event is hosted by Energy Trust of Oregon and sponsored by SolarWorld.

WISE is the solar industry’s only nonprofit membership organization singularly focused on the recruitment, advancement and retention of women in the solar energy industry. WISE accomplishes this through core programs focused on workforce development, mentorship, networking events and SheSpeaks Solar, its initiative to increase speaking opportunities for women at solar industry trade shows. Find more information at

Register here for the Portland #NationWISE roundtable on February 23.