Meet the 2023 WISE Award Winners!
Smart Energy Decisions' WISE (Women In Smart Energy) awards program celebrates the significant contribution women are making to the energy transition.
- Watch our video to meet the 17 award recipients whose achievements will be honored at Net Zero Forum Spring during a gala dinner held on March 16.
- To get more information on 2023 winners, read our press release.
- To stay up-to-date on the WISE Award program, register for notifications here.
Award Winners by Category
- Innovation: Alise Porto, VP of Sustainability (Switch)
- Commercial/Buildings: Karen Cusmano, Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability and ESG (Veris Residential)
- Manufacturing: Kimm Jarden, Global Energy Manager (The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
- Institutions: Jennifer Malaniuk, Director of Energy & Sustainability (Richardson Independent School District)
- Government: Annie Secrest, Energy & Water Coordinator (County of San Luis Obispo
- Commercial/Retail: Rachel Swanson, Lead Program Manager – Solar (Target Corporation)
- Manufacturing: Rebecca Tody, Manager - Energy Procurement and Reliability (General Motors)
- Institution: Ibi Yolas, Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities (Pace University)
- Commercial: Kim Strickland, Global Head of Execution, Energy & Sustainability (Prologis)
- Mentorship: Kulsoom Khan, Energy Efficiency Manager (Congebec, Inc.)
- Rising Star:
- Sophia Gluck, ESG & Sustainability Program Manager (Okta, Inc.)
- Elizabeth King, Performance and Operations Engineer (Georgetown University)
- Katie Peterson, V2X Programs Manager (General Motors)
- Industry Veteran:
- Tria Case, University Executive Director, Office of Sustainability and Energy Conservation (City University of New York)
- Jennifer Daloisio, CEO (Massachusetts Clean Energy Center)
- Abigail Johnson, Executive Director (Virginia PACE Authority)
- Advocacy: Doug Yunaska, Director Global Energy & Sustainability Center of Excellence (Merck & Co., Inc.)
Timeline and Key Dates
- December 20, 2022 to January 17, 2023: Submissions accepted for award nominations accepted.
- February 2, 2023: Winners notified following review by a panel of independent judges.
- March 16, 2023: The WISE Awards will be presented at a gala dinner during Net Zero Forum Spring at the La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX.