The “Women in Solar Forum” at the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES’) annual conference, SOLAR 2013, April 16-20 in Baltimore, is looking for dynamic speakers across the spectrum of solar businesses and technologies, especially from the Maryland/D.C. area.
Forum chair Marlene Brown, of Sandia National Laboratory, said, “I created this forum to promote women who are working in all aspects of solar to encourage other women to get involved. The purpose of the forum is to inspire women to become more technically involved in solar, not just peripheral to it. It’s easy for us to talk about what we do, but this isn’t a forum to just talk about what we do for work but about how we got where we are and the obstacles and barriers that we’ve come up against and broke through or just moved out of the way to continue on our path. I’m looking for women in different aspects of solar. Examples are electricians, teachers, women in government, business owners and others.”
The forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, just before the Women in Solar Luncheon. Contact Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org