Recognizing the lack of representation and support for women in the male-dominated electric transportation industry, LaSheita Sayer took it upon herself to create an inclusive space for women to connect, inspire, and empower each other. Thus, Women Who Charge was born.
With her extensive experience in the electric vehicle sector, LaSheita saw the tremendous potential for growth and innovation in this industry. As the founder and executive director of Women Who Charge, she aims to promote and increase the presence of women in leadership positions within the electric transportation field.
Not only is LaSheita a dedicated advocate for the expansion of electric vehicles, but she is also deeply committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Her passion for sustainability and environmental responsibility is evident through her involvement in various organizations. LaSheita actively contributes to the Denver Electric Vehicle Council, where she provides valuable insights and perspectives as a member. Additionally, she serves on the transportation subcommittee of the Denver Sustainability Advisory Committee, working towards sustainable transportation solutions for the city.
LaSheita's impact extends beyond the local Denver community. She has been an active member of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition since 2020. Her involvement in the Equity, Policy, and EV Battery Recycling committees for the Colorado Energy Office demonstrates her commitment to creating a more equitable, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly future for all.
LaSheita Sayer is truly a trailblazer in the electric transportation industry. Through her visionary leadership, Women Who Charge has become an influential platform that fosters connections, shares knowledge, and empowers women to excel in the field. With her dedication and drive, LaSheita continues to break barriers and inspire other women to embrace their potential in the world of electric mobility.
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.
Corrina is SunShare’s Chief Operating Officer, and leads all development, legal, and legislative affairs for SunShare.
She is an experienced legal professional, whose work has focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private placement of securities, and general corporate work. During her career, she has worked with Fortune 100 companies on complex transactions, including structured finance, asset-backed securitization, and acquisitions and divestitures.
Prior to her legal career, Corrina worked at the Pentagon, with legislators, and in consumer affairs with the Attorney General’s office. Corrina has a BA in Political Science from Gonzaga University, and a JD from the University of Denver College of Law.
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 Micro-mobility 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).