Engr. Tasha McCarter, PE, PMP

"Power Systems and Women in STEM" Contributor

Tasha is passionate about climate change and issues that impact women and people of color.   Her life work includes investing nearly ten years in the renewable energy industry with an emphasis in Power Systems. Prior to that she spent over 15 years in Business leadership and electrical engineering/technical roles.  Tasha is currently the Director of Plant Engineering at Silicon Ranch Corporation in Nashville TN, where her responsibilities include leading the design and development of Utility Scale Solar Plants and Substations. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in six US States and a certified Project Management Professional.


In addition to her professional experience, Tasha has served in various volunteer capacities including past Director of the Austin Chapter of Black Women in Science and Engineering, Co-Founder of #WI, an Austin-based startup focused on building an ecosystem that connects top talent from diverse backgrounds to Austin’s most innovative companies, and as a Professional Mentor with TECHWomen, a Global STEM initiative of the US Department of State.  In her spare time, she loves volunteer with her Sorority and doing anything that involves being outdoors.


Engr. McCarter has spoken at/for

  • Shell New Energies
  • SXSW 2019 Presentation: “Jumpstart your career in Infrastructure Engineering”
  • WRISE Honors – Tech and Innovation
  • Society of Women Engineers 2017 Opening Address
  • IEEE Fort Worth Chapter Keynote
  • Austin Black Chamber of Commerce – Hidden Figure