Geisha Williams

“We are first adopters,” says Williams. “We have more solar rooftops than anyone else. More electric vehicles than anyone else. So, no, we don’t have it all figured out, but we’re going to.”

  1. Cuban heritage
  2. First Latina featured on Fortune 500.
  3. CEO of PG& E—-PG&E provides energy to 16 million people in Northern and Central California.
  4. Studied Industrial Engineering @ University of Miami and MBA at Nova Southeastern University
  5. Worked at Florida Power and Light Company (FPL)
  6. Earns $4.1 million
  7. During her tenure at PG&E, the company has become a leader in renewables integration, grid modernization and smart grid technologies, while also achieving the best electric reliability in company history. Under Williams, the $17.7 billion enterprise reached its most recent target of generating a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020
  8. Would love to convince Trump to change his mind on climate change. Williams says: “Look at the fact that we’ve improved reliability, improved air quality, created jobs, have a strong economy, and our customer bills are still 20 to 30 percent below the national average.
  9. She experienced a paradigm shift when former manager helped her see her potential: He said: “Someday, somebody has to run this company. Why not you?” 
  10. Currently tasked with enabling the flow of electricity to and from customers with their own solar panels.

 

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