Dear WISE Stakeholders,
Wow. It's hard to believe that another year has passed and WISE is now stronger than ever! 2016 has been fantastic for WISE thanks to your support and encouragement. Here are a few highlights:
- #NationWISE 2016 - This year our second-annual national round table connected 500+ WISE stakeholders in 20 cities across the U.S. SAVE THE DATE The 3rd Annual #NationWISE 2017 will be held on February 23rd, 2017!
- #WISETribe Membership - Our WISETribe Membership numbers are way up! We gained an additional 200 members in 2016, making it our most successful WISE year to date! Make sure if you are an active WISETribe member to join WISEweb and stay up to date on the latest exclusive content.
- #WISETribe Programs - We had a fantastic year of programming for our members - supporting SheSpeaks Solar efforts, discounts at InterSolar, SPI and various GTM and Infocast events. Our mentorship program is getting organized to kick-off the 2017 year! Recruiters, job postings and career services keep growing! Our Blog is now the WISE Podcast. All of the WISE programming you love, and a few new additions, will be back in full force in 2017!
Looking forward to next year, our presence will continue to grow, through new and exciting partnerships. We are finally in a position to expand the WISETribe internationally, through WISE Europe, WISE Asia and through our WISE Workshops. New major conferences - both regional and national - are in discussions with us to partner on gender diversity and pool qualified speakers for their 2017 line-up. And everyday employers approach us requesting assistance in hiring more diverse employees into the solar energy industry. Our distribution reach through social media is also on the rise!
It's been a fun year and 2017 is looking even better. We can't do it without your support and the support of our industry partners. We are now actively fundraising for our 2017 General Fund to underwrites operation for the year, tell your employers you want to see another year of WISE!
Thanks for believing in WISE.
The WISE Warriors
Save the Date: #NationWISE - February 23, 2017
#NationWISE, our annual multi-city round table, is back for the 3rd year! Already 17 cities have signed up. Want to get involved? The deadline for city submissions is January 15th, 2017. Learn more>>
Members - have you joined WISEweb to gain access to exclusive content? If not, please do! Also, if your company supports WISE through corporate sponsorship, you may be eligible for access. Ask! Our mentorship program is getting organized for the 2017 year! If you are a WISE member and wish to opt-in to the 1-on-1 matching program, log in to your WISEWeb account and ensure you opt in to the program via your profile (My Profile > Options > Edit).
Not yet involved? Become a WISE member today.
Kidsun Education, our partnership with Brightergy, has been under serious development in 2016 and is ready for formal launch! We have partnered with ReCharge Labs, Inc. (Formerly KidWind, Inc.) to bring the latest in solar kits and K-12 solar energy curriculum, all mapped into Common Core. We plan to hit the road this year to showcase our efforts>> make sure your city is on the map!
Please reach out to inquire about getting KidSun Education locally in your school! Learn More >>>
*NEW* WISE Podcast
We have formally launched our latest news endeavor, WISE Podcast. Tune in to WISE via SoundCloud in 2017 to hear about the latest happenings, interviews and industry initiatives.
Portland, OR - August 2016 WISE + OSEIA. Thank you to Itek Energy and Eoff Electric Supply!