Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE)

A professional development group for women working in energy.


The WIRE Network works to eliminate barriers to entry and career advancement in sustainable energy by establishing a community of high-achieving and motivated women professionals. WIRE consists of over 570 members from over 60 countries.

Would you like to learn more about mentorship opportunities and this community of likeminded professional women?

"I often face what's called the imposter syndrome. WIRE has helped me to be more assertive and confident in my capabilities."
Kimisha Thomas headshot
Kimisha Thomas
WIRE Alumna, Dominica
"You deserve your space at the table. Sit at it, hold your space, perform in it, and when you can, bring another woman."
Liz Thompson headshot
Liz Thompson
WIRE Alumna, Barbados

How It Works

WIRE creates and facilitates opportunities for both personal and professional development and enables connections and collaboration. WIRE consists of: 

Quality engineer examining solar panels in factory

WIRE Mentorship Program

Every year, a select group of women will participate in WIRE’s flagship mentorship and networking program. Women in senior leadership positions are paired with early-mid career women for guidance in the clean energy sector on how to make the most of their professional opportunities.

The WIRE Mentorship Program runs for two years with a mentor-mentee structured cohort, with mentees becoming mentors for the second year. The cohort as a whole participates in monthly training sessions and convenes annually. More than 80 women have participated in the program so far, and alumni continue to have an impact beyond the network on the ground in their localities.

If you are interested in participating in the 20222023 cohort, please submit your application by October 13, 2022. 

A Note for Current WIRE Members

The WIRE Network was developed by CARILEC and the Clinton Climate Initiative to empower women working in energy in Island nations. In 2022, the Energy Transition Academy began to oversee the WIRE Network. Our team is currently developing a customized forum for WIRE members – we thank you for your patience. Kindly read more about the transfer in management here.

Partner With Us

Partnerships are critical to the success of the WIRE Network. Learn more about our current partners and how you can get involved!

Current Partners

carilec logo
clinton climate initiative logo