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© 2019 by Women IN Energy

Schedule

​7:30 am 

Registration & Breakfast 

​7:30 am - 8:15 am

Complimentary Headshots 

​8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome

​8:45 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Sherina Maye Edwards, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

​9:30 am - 10:30 am

Executive Panel: Partnering for Diversity in Leadership 

Panelists: 
Lisa Krueger, President - US SBU, AES 
Mary Jo Thomas, President and CEO, Whitewater Valley REMC
Aaron Johnson, President and CEO, Kinetrex

Moderator:

Kelly Snyder

The executive panel will feature representatives from the IOUs, Cooperatives, and Natural Gas Sectors who will share their perspectives on partnering for diversity in leadership

​10:30 am - 10:50 am

Break

Complimentary Headshots

​10:50 am - 11:50 am

Breakout Session 1: Being a "Yes, and..." Partner;  Jon Colby 

"Yes, and..." is the most important rule in improv. It deals with finding agreement, listening, making choices, and celebrating those choices. These are great skills to have in the workplace and in life. This interactive workshop will give the participants an entertaining opportunity to grow in a safe environment.

Breakout Session 2: I Am Unflappable; Carolyn Mosby

Could you imagine standing at a microphone, in front of a room full of people, introducing yourself as "unflappable?" Would they have any idea what the word meant, let alone why you would label yourself that way? At that moment, would they even care to know why you would assign yourself an identity based on one word? I was once described as "unflappable" by my boss, during a newspaper interview; however, while the word "unflappable" described my exterior; internally, it was a different story. Over the years I'd been able to always put the "public face" on for any situation, but, after many years, I now risked ending up like a loser in a high stakes card game. People at work were beginning to call my bluff, evidence that my best poker face was starting to fade. I had to fold my hand and see what I had to do to be on top again.  Many of us can identify with this, right? I will share my journey, share useful tools and discuss how we, as women often feel obligated to appear  “unflappable,” even when our foundations;  like the brick, mortar, and steel used to create the tallest, strongest structures, risk collapse; releasing our vulnerability.

Breakout Session 3: The Sky is for Everyone; Nate Turner

Have you ever wondered why some people are like elegantly soaring eagles while others are akin to pigeons loitering contently on the ground? Isn’t it strange that despite the sky being accessible to everyone, only the uncommon person spreads their wings to reach their maximum altitude and embrace the full vision of their best life? Join Nathaniel A. Turner as he explores and details a process for living your dreams – for flying higher than you could ever imagine. Come ready to ask and answer, “why coast with pigeons when you can soar with eagles?”

​11:50 am - 12:50 pm

Lunch

Company Group Pictures

​12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

Technology: The Power of Strategic Partnerships During the Digital Transformation of Utilities

Speaker:  Winnie Lam, Director of Energy, Google Cloud

Power utilities are experiencing fundamental industry changes. Sourcing more power from renewables requires more intelligent power grid operations. Energy deregulation is causing power utilities to become more customer-centric, by providing better customer care and managing power outages more proactively. Through machine learning and big data, Google is helping utilities transform themselves in light of these industry changes. 

 

Speaker:  Priscilla Johnson, Director of Microsoft’s Datacenter Water Strategy

Technological advancements in the water and energy space have allowed us to store, retrieve and analyze billions of points of data within seconds. With these advancements have come new vulnerabilities to the security of these critical infrastructure systems that potentially impede the ability to collaborate on sustainability initiatives that require cross-industry cooperation. This session will explore the role of cybersecurity through blockchain, e.g. and to not leave any opportunities on the table. 

​1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

Break

​2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

Breakout Session 1: Being a "Yes, and..." Partner;  Jon Colby 

"Yes, and..." is the most important rule in improv. It deals with finding agreement, listening, making choices, and celebrating those choices. These are great skills to have in the workplace and in life. This interactive workshop will give the participants an entertaining opportunity to grow in a safe environment.

Breakout Session 2: I Am Unflappable; Carolyn Mosby

Could you imagine standing at a microphone, in front of a room full of people, introducing yourself as "unflappable?" Would they have any idea what the word meant, let alone why you would label yourself that way? At that moment, would they even care to know why you would assign yourself an identity based on one word? I was once described as "unflappable" by my boss, during a newspaper interview; however, while the word "unflappable" described my exterior; internally, it was a different story. Over the years I'd been able to always put the "public face" on for any situation, but, after many years, I now risked ending up like a loser in a high stakes card game. People at work were beginning to call my bluff, evidence that my best poker face was starting to fade. I had to fold my hand and see what I had to do to be on top again.  Many of us can identify with this, right? I will share my journey, share useful tools and discuss how we, as women often feel obligated to appear  “unflappable,” even when our foundations;  like the brick, mortar, and steel used to create the tallest, strongest structures, risk collapse; releasing our vulnerability.

Breakout Session 3: The Sky is for Everyone; Nate Turner

Have you ever wondered why some people are like elegantly soaring eagles while others are akin to pigeons loitering contently on the ground? Isn’t it strange that despite the sky being accessible to everyone, only the uncommon person spreads their wings to reach their maximum altitude and embrace the full vision of their best life? Join Nathaniel A. Turner as he explores and details a process for living your dreams – for flying higher than you could ever imagine. Come ready to ask and answer, “why coast with pigeons when you can soar with eagles?”

​3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing

Headshots and Conference Pictures will be provided by   

Madeline Sciarra

MDLN Photo

https://b-m.facebook.com/MDLNphoto/