Women have been the driving force behind many of history’s greatest inventions, innovations and movements. In fact, if you tried to go a day without using things invented by women, you might find your day to be pretty difficult. Despite their essential contributions to society, female leaders are often not recognized at the same rate as their male counterparts. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re thinking about the influential ladies of yesterday and today who often go unnoticed. At All In Energy, it’s a part of our mission to recognize and develop female leaders in the clean energy workforce. With our talent pipeline, we hope to increase the current 30.1% of women employed in the Massachusetts clean energy workforce.
Women are greatly underrepresented in the clean energy sector, but they are mighty in their efforts to make it more inclusive. Here are some of Boston’s own who are changing the landscape of careers in clean energy:
Tamika is the Director of Workforce Development at Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. She directs various clean energy workforce programs, such as educational activities for K-8 students, work-readiness curriculum and paid summer jobs for high school students, and training and paid fellowships for low-income and unemployed women. Tamika oversees the award-winning internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, she is a published author. Her book A Brown Girl’s Guide to Employment and Networking is “meant to give you tips on how to achieve your greatest potential for the entire length of your career history.”
Learn more about Tamika here.
Reverend Mariama White-Hammond:
Reverend Mariama is a pastor, activist, artist and facilitator working to build social movements. She serves as a pastor at New Roots AME Church in Dorchester, a Faith Fellow for the Green Justice Coalition and the Minister for Ecological Justice at Bethel AME Church in Roxbury. She advocates for ecological and social justice as well as youth engagement. Much of her work debunks the idea that people of color don’t care about climate change. Reverend Mariama leverages her impressive network to encourage collaboration among folks of different races, ethnicities and religious affiliations in the fight against climate change. She holds many notable achievements at the grassroots level, including successfully lobbying the AME Church to adopt a resolution on climate change, making it the first historically black denomination to do so. Reverend Mariama is highly decorated, having received awards from the Barr Fellowship, the Celtics Heroes Among Us, The Roxbury Founders Day Award and the Boston NAACP Image award. She believes that this climate crisis will encourage collaboration among the races in combating other social issues and in bridging Boston’s racial divide.
Follow Reverend Mariama White-Hammond here.
Dr. Atyia Martin:
Dr. Martin serves as the CEO and Founder of All Aces, INC., a social enterprise that helps people, communities and organizations address difficult situations and topics, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute. She was the first Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston where she advocated for racial equity, social justice and social cohesion in the face of climate change. Dr. Martin has also served as the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission where she was responsible for coordinating public health, healthcare and community health preparedness; emergency management coordination among the public health and healthcare system; psychological trauma response coordination; and education and training. She has extensive experience in public service and serves on the advisory board of All In Energy, providing feedback, advice and helping us build connections to advance a more inclusive clean energy economy.
Learn more about Dr. Atyia Martin here.
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All In Energy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to advance an inclusive clean energy economy. We bring energy efficiency and renewable energy to underserved communities, while increasing job opportunities for diverse talent in the clean energy industry.