WoWE Leadership Forum: Expanding Your Toolkit. Powering Our Future.




WoWE Leadership Forum 2014

Expanding Your Toolkit. Powering Our Future.

Program Co-Chairs:   
Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors Team, WoWE Board Member 
Kim Centera, Centera Land and Title Services
(Past-Chair)  Raheleh Folkerts, RES Americas

MONDAY, November 17, 2014

1:00 - 4:00pm
Crowdsourcing your Professional Development

Afternoon Optional and Informal Structured Networking Opportunity
Location: Bayview Room, Paradise Point Resort & Spa Conference Center

1-2pm: Networking, elevator pitch, and telling your (or your organization's) story - meet others in the room, get feedback, give feedback, and practice this important skillset

2-3pm: Industry trends, innovation and changes on the horizon - whether in technology or policy/markets or more, what hot topics are you tracking?

3-4pm: Career path, professional development, mentoring and sponsorship, what are your current challenges and what lessons learned do you want to bring to the group?


6:00 - 8:30pm
Evening Welcome Reception
Sponsored by RES Americas
Co-hosted by WoWE San Diego Chapter through its contributors:
Latham & Watkins, Stoel Rives and EDF Renewable Energy
Location: Sunset Ballroom Deck (Ballroom V in case of inclement weather), Paradise Point Resort & Spa Conference Center


TUESDAY, November 18, 2014

Location: Sunset Ballrooms I-III, Paradise Point Resort & Spa Conference Center

8:00 AM - Registration Opens (light breakfast provided)
Breakfast sponsored by Stewart Title


8:30AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
WoWE Executive Director, Kristen Graf
Event Co-chairs:
Trudy Forsyth, Wind Advisors, WoWE Board Member 
Kim Centera, Centera Land and Title Services
Raheleh Folkerts, RES Americas (Past-Chair)


8:45AM - Structured Networking Session


9:30AM - California Lessons Panel
Randy Hoyle, Terra-Gen

Anne E. Mudge, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP 
Nancy Rader, CalWEA

10:45AM - Leadership Skills Training

Presenter: Lorri Sulpizio, Lotus Leadership Institute

11:45AM - Networking Lunch

12:15AM - Industry Trends
Anne McEntee, President & CEO Renewables at GE Power & Water

1:00PM - Principles in Practice Session 1 and 2
Skills session leaders:
Carol Brooks, Cornerstone Management Skills
Lisa Carp, EDF Renewable Energy
Laura Curley, Ticor Title
Lauren Glickman, WindyGlick Communications
Gulsum Rustemoglu, Global Environmental Permitting
Lorri Sulpizio, Lotus Leadership Institute
Cathy Syme, Eurus Energy
David Ward, American Wind Energy Association


2:35PM - Afternoon Networking Break
Sponsored by Westwood Professional Services

3:00PM - Wise Women Panel and Q&A

In an engaging moderated conversation panelists share experiences of becoming a leader within their companies and organizations, discuss how they entered the field, challenges they have faced along the way, strategies they have used to advance, and expectations about the future of renewable energy and/or women in the workplace.

Moderator: Ian Baring-Gould, NREL

Cathy Syme - Assistant Vice President Commercial Management at Eurus Energy America Corporation
Shalini Ramanathan - VP Origination at RES Americas
Stephanie Kushner - Chief Financial Officer at Broadwind Energy
Krista Kisch - Vice President, Project Development at Apex Clean Energy

4:30PM - Closing Session