Sophie Wright is currently the Sales and Marketing Manager for Velocity Solar based in Geelong. As a CPA and CEC Accredited Designer, Sophie is passionate about demystifying solar for consumers and moving Victoria closer to its renewable targets. Knowing that there are a lot of ‘cowboys’ in the solar game, Sophie dreams of more integrity in the solar sales environment and would love to see design accreditation as a minimum required standard for sales. Sophie sees the solar industry as the perfect platform for everyone to build a rewarding and successful career and encourages women in particular to explore the traditionally male dominated opportunities. As a founding member of Australian Women in Solar Energy (AWISE) Sophie is helping to spread this message.
In her spare time, Sophie loves to run ultra trail marathons, spend time in the veggie patch and catch up with friends over a good meal. She is also a member of the Solar Victoria ICRG, various boards and committees and heavily involved in her local Transition Streets community group.