Women’s History Month: Saluting the women of wind energy

Women’s History Month: Saluting the women of wind energy

Over 100,000 U.S. workers now have wind-related jobs, and women make up a key part of this workforce. This Women’s History Month we wanted to recognize their contributions toward building an energy independent, cleaner tomorrow.

Here are a trio of videos that highlight their important work.

These women build turbines and keep them running smoothly.

GE’s Kiersten Purintan leads her team and keeps them safe and in climbing condition.

Shanelle Wilson is an Air Force veteran who now has a rewarding wind power career.

There are thousands of stories like these across the U.S. wind industry, and we thank all of the women in the wind ranks for their important work.


Greg is AWEA's Deputy Director of Communications. He is the head editor and writer for Into the Wind, and oversees AWEA's online content and opinion writing. Greg holds a Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University's School of International Service. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Journalism from Lehigh University.

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