Women In Renewable

What Is the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network?

The Women In Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network is a professional development group for women working in energy in island nations. WIRE is keenly focused on mentorship, peer-to-peer learning, and capacity development. WIRE currently operates in the Caribbean with plans to expand across geographies while maintaining an Islands-only network.

Women professionals deserve a place at the table

WIRE was created to advocate for increased gender equality across the energy sector in corporations, governments, and utilities. We hope to, eventually increasing women’s representation in C-suites and boards, while ensuring a pipeline of empowered and experienced women to fill positions when they arise.


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. We do this by creating and facilitating opportunities for both personal and professional development for our membership and enabling the building of connections and collaboration. This approach helps to cultivate ambition and prepare women energy specialists on the rise to succeed through:

Mentorship and Networking

Commitments to Action

Technical Skills and Thought Leadership

Strategic Partnerships


Wire's Mentorship Program

Every year, 12 women are selected to participate in WIRE’s flagship mentorship and networking program. The WIRE Mentorship Program runs for two years with a mentor-mentee structured cohort, with mentees becoming mentors for the second year to make a 20-person cohort. Women in senior leadership positions are paired with mid-early career women for guidance in the clean energy sector and advisement on how to make the most of their professional opportunities. Over eighty women have participated in the program so far, and alumni continue to have an impact beyond the network on the ground in their localities.

Meet Our Mentees for 2022-2024 Mentorship Program
Anaitee Mills - Jamaica
Chair, Jamaica Energy Resilience Alliance CADMUS Group LLC
Elizabeth Bullock - Saint Vincent
CARILEC, Energy Solutions Assistant
Kathryn Siriam – Trinidad and Tobago
Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries Geoscientist
Maxine Leon – Saint Lucia
System Control Engineer, St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC)
Melissa LeBlanc – Antigua and Barbuda
Department of Environment, Project Coordinator
Niebert Blair – Guyana
TAPSEC Program GIZ, Capacity building advisor
Sheena Gosine – Trinidad and Tobago
Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI), Sustainable energy analyst and energy professional
Sheena Kuylen Simpson – Belize
Belize Electricity Limited - Manager, System Planning & Engineering
Amanda Harris-Logie – Guyana
Project Officer at the Guyana Power and Light Inc.
Jordana Lewis – Saint Vincent
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Electrical Services (VINLEC) Engineering Technician 1
Sapphire Vital – Belize
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Project Development Specialist
Azell Francis – United States
Energy Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology Strategic Energy Institute
Mentorship Program FAQ’s
Will the transition of the WIRE Network from CCI to RMI affect the mentorship program?
We anticipate little to no disruptions in the mentorship program due to the change in leadership anytime in the near future. The program’s general structure will remain the same.
How long does the mentorship program run?
The program is a two-year program that allows all participants have the opportunity to serve in both mentor and mentee roles. Upon completing the two years, the graduates then become a part of our alumni program and can stay involved with the WIRE Network as they choose.
What is the time commitment?
WIRE mentees and mentors are encouraged to meet one-on-one once a month for about an hour per session. The structure, content, and cadence of those sessions are purely up to the individual pairs. We also hold one-hour group meetings every couple of months.
How are mentees and mentors paired together?
We always pair women who do not already know each other and are from different islands in order to share culturally and cross collaboratively. We do our best to match individuals based on a variety of factors, some of which include personality type, goals, career level, and common professional interests.
Who is eligible for this program?
At this time, we are only accepting applications from mid- to senior-level career women working in the energy sector from islands in the Caribbean region.
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To learn more about the Energy Transition Academy (ETA), visit rmi.org/eta