Women who Charge is a Colorado 501 (c)3 that has some big goals and a collection of bold, passionate women on its board of directors.
Greenhouse gas emissions are a global challenge.
While the adoption of electric vehicles are only part of the global solution - we want to see an increase in demand for electric vehicles, improved access to EV charging stations and we want to create a platform for the innovative women in the industry to be celebrated.
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LaSheita has worked with the Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition as an Equity and Policy Committee Founder and Facilitator, and founded Women Who Charge, an organization that conducts EV outreach focused on women. Women Who Charge has expanded to provide project management services and technical expertise to Business Improvement Districts (BID) and their surrounding communities to accelerate the number of EV charging stations added to light poles throughout the City and County of Denver. She collaborates with equipment vendors, utility companies, and regulatory agency partners to create a charging station installation plan unique to each BID.
LaSheita is a member of the Denver Electric Vehicle Council and holds a seat on the Five Points Business Improvement District Board.
Transportation Policy Analyst, Colorado Energy Office
In her role as Senior Transportation Policy Analyst for the Colorado Energy Office, Maria develops and evaluates policy and studies on clean fuels and zero emission vehicles and technologies.
Maria serves as chair of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition and its Policy and EV Equity subgroups. She represented the office in the development and implementation of the Regional Electric Vehicle West MOU with eight other western states. She was also lead in the development of the 2020 Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan released in April 2020.
Prior to her employment at the Colorado Energy Office, Maria was Coordinator of Northern Colorado Clean Cities. She also spent 7 years at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington DC in the Office of Compliance working on air regulatory issues, rulemakings, and voluntary compliance incentives.
Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Director of Policy at SunShare
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Founder and CEO of S.R.D. Consulting, LLC
A champion of emerging innovative land uses, Sarah has spent over a decade paving the way for integrating technology and sustainability into our urban, suburban, and rural fabrics. Sarah leverages her experience in the renewable energy and electric vehicle sectors to advance the clean electrification of our grid and transportation systems.
Prior to pursuing her entrepreneurial aspirations and launching SRDC, Sarah led an interdisciplinary team as Tesla’s Market Lead for EV Infrastructure. During her tenure, she guided the company’s overall EV charging strategy throughout the Midwest and West using a regional and local approach as well as managed partnerships with private landowners and utilities.
Sarah holds a master’s degree of Urban and Regional Planning and a bachelor’s degree in Public and Urban Affairs, Environmental Affairs. She currently serves as an advisor to the Department of Energy funded Solar@Scale initiative, is the Micromobility Subgroup co-chair for the Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition, a member of the American Planning Association and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).