Women in Clean Energy Symposium
Presented by Alla Weinstein, @principlepower
President and Chief Executive Officer
Principle Power, Inc.
Panelist, Energy Technology and Innovation
Award Presenter, Mentorship/Education
Ms. Alla Weinstein was the co-founder and CEO of AquaEnergy Group (AEG), a company that successfully developed a wave energy conversion technology that was acquired by Finavera Renewables Inc., a TSXV listed Renewable Energy company, where she was the General Manager and a Director. Weinstein brings over 30 years of industry experience, building global engineering projects for companies like Honeywell and Boeing. She is a frequent speaker in the US and Europe on the development of Renewable Energy and has served as the first President of the European Ocean Energy Association.
Alla holds a BE in EE from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management.
Presented to Kristen Graf
Women of Wind Energy
Panelist and Education and Mentorship Winner
Ms. Kristen Graf currently serves as the Executive Director of Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), a national nonprofit that promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Before making her way to WoWE in 2009, Kristen spent five years with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in Boston.
As the Clean Energy Program Coordinator and Research Associate at UCS she worked on renewable energy policy at the state and national level with particular focus on wind and biomass as well as working to hone some of her nonprofit management skills. Kristen was recently named a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program’s Eastern Region and was thrilled to help launch ELP’s growing Women’s Network. In addition to her passion for renewable energy, Kristen has spent many years working to develop women leaders. She has served as the Co-Moderator of the National Network of Presbyterian College Women and on the National Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women. At Cornell, she was an active member of the Executive Team of the Cornell University Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.
Kristen received her BS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University and during her time at Cornell, worked for the Cornell Cooperative Extension assisting in efforts to expand the role of renewable energy in agriculture around New York State.