North America Smart Energy Week


September 19-22, 2022
Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA

Women in Solar & Storage Luncheon

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WHERE: Ballroom 355, SPCC
WHO: Any North America Smart Energy Week attendee
COST: $85 Onsite
First 200 attendees at the door will receive a copy of Dr. Jen Welter's book, "Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL"

Online Sales have ended. Limited tickets may be available at the door.

With Keynote from Dr. Jen Welter, the first woman to coach in the NFL

Driving Change in the Energy Industry

The energy industry has witnessed extraordinary growth and change through the last few years, including a shift in the workforce focus on greater diversity. Organizations across the globe have recognized the need to engage and develop the next generation of diverse talent in order to continue the growth of the industry. However, with an industry still facing a gender imbalance, drawing from leaders in the industry is even more important to drive the change. Hear from a trailblazer for women and the NFL's first female coach, DR. JEN WELTER, as she discusses the importance of changing the field by embracing authentic leadership within yourself.

Following this powerful keynote, attendees will connect with energy professionals from across the globe in an interactive experience during our speed mentoring roundtable. Get a chance to hear from several senior-level women and men in the industry and gain insights in a short, focused conversation format. These conversations give you a unique chance for a one-on-one interaction between a mentee and mentor.


11:30 am Doors Open
12:00 pm Welcome & Introduction Julia Hamm, President & CEO, SEPA & Abigail Ross Hopper, President & CEO, SEIA
12:10 pm Keynote Dr. Jen Welter, The NFL's First Female Coach
1:00 pm Speed Mentoring Featuring over 25 senior-level industry leaders
1:30 pm Event Ends

Thank you to our Honorary Mentors

Julia Hamm
President & CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Abigail Ross Hopper
President & CEO
Solar Energy Industries Association
Melinda Baglio
Chief Commercial Officer
Molly Brown
VP of Energy Production
GenPro Energy Solutions, LLC
Amanda Bybee
Chief Executive Officer
Amicus O&M Cooperative
Colleen Campbell
Director, Business Development
Laura Caspari
Director of Origination
ENGIE Distributed Solar
Brenda Clarke
Bold Renewables
Steffanie S. Dohn
Director of Government Relations
Southern Current
Tiffany Douglass
Marketing Director
Tigo Energy Inc.
Lucie Dupas
Vice President, Engineering
Jill Hansen
Hansen Renewable Energy Marketing
Eileen Kauffman
Global Practice Leader, Renewable Energy
Sharon Lee
Marketing Director
Darlene McCalmont
Chief Executive Officer
McCalmont Corporation
Elisabeth McNeil
K&L Gates LLP
Smriti Mishra
Director, Distributed Energy NGV Business Development
National Grid Ventures
Peter Muhoro
VP, Strategic Industry Research and Analysis
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp.
Meghan Nutting
EVP of Policy and Communications
Emilie OLeary
Chief Executive Officer
Sunshine Solar, LLC
Laura Pagliarulo
Senior Vice President, Community Solar
CleanChoice Energy
Adrienne Pierce
Senior Director of Product Management
Janani Ramkumar
Director of Estimating
CS Energy
Melanie Santiago-Mosier
Senior Director, Access & Equity Program
Vote Solar
Teran Smith
Vice President
Sunchase Power, LLC
Reid Strain
Director, Energy Storage
Erin Toelke
Vice President, Solar & Energy Programs
Tetra Tech
Aimee Tuck
Corbae Creative
Lisa Wagner
Chief Financial Officer
Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Do You Have Questions?

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