Category Archives: Gender

Why PetersenDean Promoted Wendi Zubillaga

By Roy L Hales

Wendi Zubillaga frequently  works 16 hour days when she’s on the road. Meals are business meetings. She might meet with one of her division presidents for breakfast at 7:30, have lunch with a customer and dinner with her sales staff and/or customers. Zubillaga does not have set hours or working days and is known to sleep with her phone at her side. If she’s not in New Orleans at the roofing show, she’s walking the job site with home builders convincing them to install solar as a standard feature and answering every question they could dream up. A colleague said, “All you have to do is see Wendi in action at trade shows and everything that comes with trade shows to see why she is so successful. ” That’s why PetersenDean promoted Wendi Zubillaga to Builder Group President.

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Grid Alternatives Launches US National Women in Solar Initiative

The ECOreport looks at the US National Woman in Solar Initiative

By Roy L Hales

Grid Alternatives grew out of California’s 2001 energy crises. It is a non-profit organization that leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar panels for low income home owners. They currently do 1,000 installations a year out of their California, Denver and New York offices. Thanks to a philanthropic donation of $1.2 million by SunEdison, they have just started a national series of “WE Build” women only installations. This program will start with two WE Builds in Denver, on April 25.
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