WRISE welcomes four industry leaders to board of directors


Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) recently announced that Becky Diffen, Lan Adair Sasa, Daniela Toleva, and Yoomin Hong have joined the organization’s board of directors. These new board members represent the renewable industry at-large and bring new perspectives and expertise to support the growing programs now offered across the full spectrum of renewable energy.

Daniela Toleva

“Our work to build a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy has never been more important,” said Kristen Graf, executive director of WRISE. “Renewable energy has a role to play in the pending economic recovery, but in order to be successful, we need a wide variety of great minds, ideas, talents, and voices at the table. These new voices joining our team will keep this important work moving with their fresh and innovative ideas.”

Lan Adair Sasa

Joining WRISE’s Board of Directors:

  • Becky Diffen: partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.
  • Yoomin Hong: managing director, head of North America Renewables Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs.
  • Lan Adair Sasa: vice president, Renewable Energy Investments, U.S. Bank.

    Yoomin Hong
  • Daniela Toleva: vice president, Renewable Power Group, BlackRock.

The organization continues to grow and offer programs focused and adapted for a virtual environment. Hundreds of members recently signed up for the 2020 Peer Group Mentoring program and Fellowship programs focused on emerging renewable leaders took place online.

Becky Diffen

Annual in-person events hosted in coordination with leading industry events such as CLEANPOWER and North American Smart Energy Week have transitioned to successful virtual networking events and planning for the 2021 Virtual Leadership Forum that will be February 15-18 is underway.

More info wrisenergy.org/about-wrise/leadership/board