First WING Awards

Women in Geothermal (WING) presented their inaugural awards in the 2018 GRC Annual Meeting and Expo, held in Reno, Nevada, 14-17 October 2018. The WING awards are for nominees committed to the promotion, development and education of geothermal energy; nominated by their peers for embodying WING’s core values, which are: Courageous, Empowering, Open and Caring.

Courageous Award was presented to Susan Petty, co-founder of AltaRock Energy, U.S. Susan has spent her career challenging accepted truths in EGS and working to develop breakthrough energy technologies.

Open Award was presented to Albert Genter of Electricité de Strasbourg (ES) in France, and member of the current IGA BoD. Albert is behind a lot of successful collaborations and always focuses on the strengths and skills of the men and women on his team to get projects accomplished.

Empowering Award was presented to David López, CEO of LaGeo in El Salvador. He has developed activities that encourage women empowerment in the electrical sector, and one of them is the unconditional support to the formation of WING El Salvador in June 2017.

Caring Award was presented to Nenny Saptadji of ITB in Bandung/ Indonesia. Nenny became the people’s godmother, because she not only helps her students in academia, but in many aspects, such as funding and relationships.

Women in Geothermal (WING) is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose aim is to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the geothermal community. Founded in October 2013 at the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, WING is now represented in over 48 countries worldwide, with 14 dedicated Country Teams.