She’s in Power relies on the real-world experience of our board to have real-life impact through our mission, vision and the hands-on work we do in the community. We are delighted Dr. Barbara Hughes and Tyler Cobb have brought their experience and skill to our board.
Dr. Barbara Hughes is the Vice President of Energy Storage for Forge Nano. An expert in the synthesis and characterization of next-generation materials for energy conversion and energy storage, she has a doctorate in Physical Chemistry from CU-Boulder and worked in the Materials Science Program at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) before joining Forge Nano in 2016.
Barbara is a strong proponent of representation and mentorship in the clean energy field: “Aside from my own Ph.D., I am most proud of the young women in renewable energy fields whose careers I’ve impacted as a mentor. We lead by example, and She’s in Power is an excellent example of empowerment by walking beside those we seek to empower.”
Tyler Cobb is the Social Media Manager for the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment Office of Communication and Technology. Her background includes nearly 10 years in education as a teacher, Dean of Students and director of a youth-serving nonprofit organization. Tyler is a founding board member of the City of Fort Collins’ Juneteenth Planning Committee and volunteers for Phenomenal Women, Inc.
Tyler joined the She’s in Power board to make an impact on our community by inspiring and empowering women of color: “As a Black woman in technology, I am passionate about helping create opportunities and spaces for young women who look like me.”