Women in the Global Battery Industry Leadership

Want to make the most of your WGBI membership? Be part of the WGBI Leadership. Join a subcommittee and work with others to drive valuable member engagement and drive the group’s activities.

WGBI Steering Committee


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


Virginia Archibald
CFO, Surrette Battery


Teresa Grocela
Director of New Product Commercialization, Hollingsworth & Vose

WGBI Subcommittees

Membership Recruitment Subcommittee

Teresa Grocela, Chairman
Director of New Product Commercialization, Hollingsworth & Vose

Subcommittee Mission:
Identify potential members from the battery industry’s professional and academic communities and coordinate outreach to expand and build the organization. Collaborate with the Marketing Subcommittee to create a communication plan to utilize messaging collateral and platforms for member recruitment.

Marketing Subcommittee

Rebecca Conway, Chairman
Executive Director, Marketing & Technical Services, Clarios

Subcommittee Mission:
Support the launch of the organization as well as working to promote and support women working in the industry. Articulate the organization’s vision and mission and develop suite of braded materials that reflect the value proposition. Create visibility for the organization and its program through development and deployment of a website and social media campaign as well as providing members with a communications toolkit to further our outreach.

Member Education Subcommittee

Angelika Mayman, Chairman
Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Development at Hollingsworth & Vose company

Subcommittee Mission:
To provide educational opportunities for WGBI members to learn, network and acquire leadership skills to empower them to enhance and develop their careers. Offerings include quarterly webinars on topics including career development, technical foundations and industry trends; monthly informal discussion groups and a mentoring program.

STEM Education Subcommittee

Negin Salami, Chairman

Subcommittee Mission:
Support STEM education for female students at all levels of their educational development/career (K through post-college graduate). Current programming includes student-sponsored attendance at the BCI Convention + Power Mart Expo., mentor program and webinar education offerings.

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