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Women in PV

The WiPV program provides educational and networking opportunities to support women working in the field of photovoltaics. The program holds an annual luncheon at the conference that has highlighted women who work in the field of PV and brought in experts to share information about improving diversity in STEM. This year, in addition to our large events, we are working to improve access to resources for women and families juggling the "child care conundrum"1, including a parent/child room, private space for lactation, and coordinating networking for personally organized childcare.

For more information about onsite resources, please see the Attendee Resource page.

1R. M. Calisi, and a Working Group of Mothers in Science PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1803153115

Women in PV Lunch

Time: Thursday, June 20th, from 12pm to 1:30pm 
Keynote speaker:
Leila Madrone

Leila Madrone builds breakthrough energy technologies using her extensive engineering prowess at the intersection of mechanics, electronics, and software. She has spent the past 12 years developing new energy solutions for grid applications, and, since founding Sunfolding in 2012, has focused on building machines to make solar an unstoppable force in the clean energy transition. An MIT-trained roboticist -- she received both her bachelors and masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with a focus on robotics and mechatronics -- she has a talent for bringing innovative technology from concept to market in high-tech industries. Her early career included automation for the genomics industry and the commercialization of NASA robotics hardware. She served as Sunfolding’s CEO until August 2017, and now, as CTO, she drives overall company technical excellence and develops impactful solutions for the future grid.

Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.  Please register through the conference registration system.  
Registration Fee: $20.00 for regular attendees, $10.00 for student attendees.


Visit our Past Speakers page to learn about previous speakers at the Women in PV Lunch.

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