Women in the Global Battery Industry

The Women in the Global Battery Industry (WGBI) launched in 2022 with the support of our Founding Sponsor, Battery Council International. After an extremely successful inaugural year, we are looking forward to continuing to serve WGBI’s members and expand our membership.

About WGBI

Women in the Global Battery Industry (WGBI) is an organization of professionals, founded to promote and develop the growth of women in the battery industry. WGBI believes that women in similar industries can derive benefit for themselves and their companies through relationship building, education and shared knowledge. The programs and activities of WGBI are intended to enhance members’ skills and experience, address challenges confronting the industry, and promote members’ career growth with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of women employed in the battery industry. Learn more about the leadership here.

Membership is open to professionals and STEM program educators and students who are seeking to develop all aspects of their career. For more information please email WGBI@batterycouncil.org.

Follow our journey on our LinkedIn page! Members can also connect with other members and get the latest updates on current WGBI activities through the WGBI private LinkedIn Group. If you haven’t already signed up, search Women in the Global Battery Industry and send a request for membership. This group is reserved for WGBI members only.

Become a Sustaining Sponsor of WGBI!

To fully achieve our mission and to continue to deliver quality programming to the women in industry, we need support from leading companies and associations in the battery industry and are offering Sustaining Sponsorship opportunities.

Your sponsorship will directly support WGBI’s programming and outreach, which includes mentorships, networking, branded corporate collateral, and professional and personal development opportunities through education intended to enhance members’ skills and experience, while also addressing challenges that confront women in the industry. For more information on Sustaining Sponsorships, click below.

“By being a member of WGBI, I believe that the connections and education that we intend to provide for our members will help to encourage and support more women as they rise to high-level positions in our industry. I belive that it is my responsibility, as a woman higher on the ladder, to reach back and help those behind me to climb.”

Julie McClure, Chairman, MAC Engineering & Equipment Co., Inc. 

Membership

Membership is reserved for career-oriented professionals and STEM program students who are seeking opportunities for growth and achievement. The experience can be enhanced for those willing to serve on committees, as well as chapter and international boards.

A Women in the Global Battery Industry member belongs to a regional chapter, which combined with other chapters forms the international organization. Individuals who work within the battery industry are eligible to join as a professional individual based on their job function.

Membership demographics will include but are not limited to the following:

  • C Suite/Executives
  • Management
  • Legal
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations/Communications
  • Advocacy
  • Media
  • Sales
  • STEM program students
  • Faculty

Member Benefits

As a member of the Women in the Global Battery Industry, you’ll have access to a variety of benefits designed to enhance your skills and experience, address challenges confronting the industry and promote your career growth, including:

  • Networking: Make meaningful connections with other industry participants at dedicated networking events, including the Women in the Lead Battery Industry Networking Reception, held each year at the BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo.
  • Professional Growth: Develop your leadership and communication skills in an environment that fosters personal and professional growth.
  • Education: Participate in continuous learning opportunities designed to help you gain valuable industry insight.
  • Mentorship: Take advantage of formal and informal mentorship opportunities that foster both personal and professional development.

Upcoming Events

WGBI has ongoing in-person and virtual programing throughout the year including, webinars, meetings and social events.

Rebecca Conway

There is still a lead acid battery in the majority of EVs.  [And] we’re also seeing an increase in the number of multi-battery systems – vehicles with more than one battery, a primary and auxiliary battery.

Rebecca Conway, Executive Director of Marketing and Technical Services, Clarios