Women EmPOWERed – Inaugural Leadership Forum

Women EmPOWERed – Inaugural Leadership Forum

Posted by California Women in Energy | December 12, 2016 | Past Events

Women EmPOWERed
December 12, 2016

A one-day conference focused on building your knowledge of energy policy and
providing valuable leadership and career development insights and skills.

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Key Note Speakers

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia
Politico’s Carla Marinucci
CEO Viridis Fuels Kathy Neal

Panels to include

Women EmPOWERing Other Women
A power-packed panel of women who will share their stories, discuss women’s leadership styles and how best to nurture and promote the next generation of female leaders.

Moderator: Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters.org

Panelists:
Margita Thompson, California Resources Corporation
Linda White, BMW
Dawn Weisz, Marin Clean Energy

Now Is Our Time: Thriving Throughout Your Career
As women, we’re pulled in a multitude of directions on a daily basis. How do we create and grow successful careers while balancing the rest of our lives? This panel will provide insights on finding that balance.

Moderator: Mikhail Haramati, California Public Utilities Commission

Panelists:
Kim Stone, Civil Justice Association of California
Commissioner Janea Scott, California Energy Commission
Cassandra Pye, 314 Communications

Presentations:
Exactly what is your Brand?

Making ¢ents of Electricity Pricing
What goes into the price of energy? This panel will dig deep into various aspects of energy pricing including long-term contracts, day-ahead and spot markets, and rate structures. They will also take you through your energy bill step-by-step.

Moderator: Martha Guzman-Aceves, Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Panelists:
Virginia Thompson, California Independent System Operator
Margot Everett, Pacific Gas & Electric
Karen Herter, Herter Energy Research Solutions

Presentations:
Making ¢ents of Energy: Electricity Pricing
Changing Behavior with Price – Using retail rates to flatten system loads
Women in Energy Electricity Pricing Forum

Natural Gas 360
Natural gas is an important resource that has been part of California’s energy landscape for decades. The story behind natural gas – what it is, where it comes from, how it gets to your house or business, who regulates it, and where gas as a fuel is headed – is complex and interesting. The Natural Gas 360 experts “drill down” and take you through the key aspects of the natural gas industry in California.

Moderator: Adrienne Alvord, Union of Concerned Scientist

Panelists:
Evelyn Kahl, Alcantar & Kahl
Charlene Wardlow, DOGGR
Sarah Deslauriers, California Association of Sanitation Agencies

Presentations:
A Natural Gas Primer
Uses Today and Tomorrow: Powering Homes, Business, and Vehicles
Charlene Wardlow – California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

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