Solar 2021

Women in Solar Energy (WISE) Forum

Moderator: Marlene Brown

The purpose of the WISE 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 our jobs, 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. this is a forum for accomplished women to share lessons learned and heartfelt stories about their lives. It is the story about the journey.


Aug 04 2021


10:45 am - 12:15 pm


Center Ballroom


  • Amanda Bybee
    CEO at Amicus O&M Cooperative

    Ms. Bybee has worked in the solar industry since 2003. Over the course of her career, she has helped launch several cooperatives: employee-owned cooperative Namasté Solar, purchasing cooperative Amicus Solar, financial cooperative Clean Energy Credit Union, and shared-services cooperative Amicus O&M Cooperative. In recent years, she has contributed time and energy to several passion projects, including a Women’s Speakers Bureau with WRISE, an informational website on how to recycle solar equipment at (coming soon in August 2021), and an industry coalition on diversity, equity, and inclusion called Renewables Forward. She obtained a BA in English and French from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Chandra Farley
    Just Energy Director, Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Fayeann Lawrence
    Fayeann Lawrence
    CEO at Sologistics
  • Marika Woods-Frankenstein
    Executive Board Member at Buffalo Heritage Carousel
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