04 - 06 Nov 2020Ended

Women in Energy Symposium - Virtual

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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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04 - 06 Nov 2020


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This program addresses some of the evolving opportunities and challenges that women face and advocates for workplace inclusion and teamwork across .. Read more gender, racial, and generational demographics. Open to both women and men, Women in Energy Symposium participants join together to explore areas such as leadership, education, networking and mentorship. We strive to incorporate both professional development and industry evolution on the agenda. With a growing emphasis on cross-functional teams and diverse skill sets, this program supports utility directives to build a cohesive workforce.

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Wed, 04 Nov 03:30 PM - 05:15 PM Session
Virtual Social Hour
Thu, 05 Nov 07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Session
Virtual Coffee Hour
Thu, 05 Nov 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Session
Welcome + Conference Overview
Thu, 05 Nov 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Networking
Networking Activity/Icebreaker
Thu, 05 Nov 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote
Keynote Speaker
Thu, 05 Nov 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
Thu, 05 Nov 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Session
Women in Trades - Innovations in Inclusion
With the number of women currently employed in a utility trade hovering at approximately 3%, it is understandable that the prospect of join
Thu, 05 Nov 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Session
Leading a Team When You Are Not the Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Facilitator(s): Laura Vickers, Director of Culture, Diversity and People Services, Avista Corp., Kristin Cook, Field Operations Supe
Thu, 05 Nov 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Break
Thu, 05 Nov 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Session
Table topics
Thu, 05 Nov 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Session
Unlocking the Secret to Influence
Thu, 05 Nov 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Break
Thu, 05 Nov 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Session
Social Hour
Fri, 06 Nov 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Welcome to Day 2
Fri, 06 Nov 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Session
Emergency Preparedness
Speaker(s): Renita Mollman, Chief Administrative Officer, Burns & McDonnell
Fri, 06 Nov 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Session
Innovation and Technology
Fri, 06 Nov 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break
Fri, 06 Nov 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session
Gender Gap – What Do We Need to Do Differently?
Over the last several years, we have seen women achieving more representation in leadership and at the top levels of companies. However, w
Fri, 06 Nov 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Session
Navigating Career Advancement in Male Influenced Industries
The panel will discuss strategies for career progression in industries that have traditionally been male-influenced. Panelists will talk a
Fri, 06 Nov 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM Break
Fri, 06 Nov 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Session
Work-Life Balance – An Unending Quest
Finding a balance between demanding careers and our personal lives has always been a challenge, especially for women in the workforce. The
Fri, 06 Nov 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Closing Ceremony
Closing Comments
Laura Vickers

Laura Vickers

Director of Culture
Cathy Kim

Cathy Kim

Senior Director of Power Operations Team
Phil Andrew

Phil Andrew

Division Vice President - Utilities
Brandon Towle

Brandon Towle

Chief Performance Officer
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