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WindTV Mother's Day Follow-up Special: Industry gets boost from Women of Wind Energy: @WoWE #windworks

WindTV Mother’s Day Follow-up Special: Industry gets boost from Women of Wind Energy Posted: 2012-05-16 Carl Levesque, AWEA Editor & Publications Manager Organization fosters recruitment and development of talent for industry In recent years wind power emerged as a mainstream energy source, providing 35 percent of all new electric generating capacity during the last five years. In the process, the industry grew hungry for top talent that could help fuel the growth. Adding to the challenge is the reality that the energy sector as a whole historically has been male dominated. Thus, a massive talent pool—i.e., women who have chosen careers in other industries—has been largely left untapped. One group is out to counter that trend, at least for the wind power industry. Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) , the subject of the latest episode of WindTV, promotes the education, professiona...

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