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When: Wed, July 11th, 2018
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Hogan Lovells US LLP
555 13th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States
Contact: Paritosh Kasotia

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WCEE’s Career Building Section

Forging Your Own Path

Ideas and inspiration from those who took the plunge
in launching their own enterprise

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 6:00 pm

WCEE’s Career Building Section would like to invite you to gain ideas and inspiration from some of the daring women who stepped outside their comfort zones and challenged themselves to pursue their dreams. Hear what inspired them to get started, what challenges and obstacles they overcame, and their thoughts on helping you launch your own enterprise.

Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Venue: Hogan Lovells US LLP, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Closest Metro Station: Metro Center
Cost: $0 for WCEE members and non-members
Registration: Seating is limited; first-come, first-served!
Your name must be on the registration list to gain access to the venue; no exceptions!



6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Formal Program
7:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Networking




Véronique Bugnion, PhD is currently the co-founder and CEO of ClearlyEnergy, provider of innovative search solutions to simplify energy decisions. She is a scientist, entrepreneur and energy industry leader with over 10 years of professional experience and leadership in the financial energy industry and has a track record of pushing the boundaries of energy analytics. Prior to ClearlyEnergy, Véronique was Global Head of Carbon and Natural Gas for Thomson Reuters, a role where she developed trading, data and research products for wholesale commodity markets. Véronique has a strong publication record in the areas of climate modelling and climate change policy, she holds a PhD degree in climate physics and an MSc in technology and policy, both from M.I.T. Véronique is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches carbon finance and management. Veronique describes herself as a bona fide climate scientist who likes to build technology solutions to make the world just a little bit more energy efficient.


Amy Konigsburg, the founder of She Wolf, is steeped in the energy industry with over a decade experience providing communications services to private sector and government clients. Amy’s sweet spot is integrating communications strategy with the next big ideas for saving the planet from the impacts of climate change. Because this ability to communicate creatively and with passion is often an overlooked priority by the energy industry, Amy created She Wolf to offer energy consulting and strategic communications and outreach. Through She Wolf, Amy also strives to be an advocate for women to lead and take on challenging and rewarding work with a focus on bridging the many great divides women face in the modern workplace, from unfair pay to lack of opportunity. 


Molly Seltzer is the founder & chief storyteller of Electric America, a photojournalistic series and affiliated media outlet dedicated to highlighting stories of the American energy sector. In 2013, she began researching, photographing and writing about infrastructure, including energy, waste and water systems. Her passion for telling stories related to energy and the environment, and her commitment to climate mitigation, propelled her to found Electric America. Her stories have been featured in various national and industry outlets, including, the American Wind Energy Association's “Into the Wind” blog, and Hawaii Public Radio. In 2017, she was recognized as an artist and innovator by Greenbiz Group, and earned the opportunity to exhibit at the VERGE 2017 conference, attended by over 2,000 corporate and non-profit leaders. Molly was selected as the 2017 Shapiro Traveling Fellow of The George Washington University for her work documenting the American power sector. Currently, Molly serves as the communications specialist at the Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment at Princeton University.




Pari Kasotia serves as the Chair of the Career Building Section and Women in Leadership Committee at the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment. Pari works towards enabling solar friendly policies in the Mid-Atlantic region for Vote Solar. Pari has held multitude of roles in her 10+ years of career span. Pari also serves as the Chair of the Renewable Energy Subcommittee of the US Energy Bar Association (EBA). She holds both an MBA and an MPA and took the plunge herself in launching a non-profit organization called Unfolding Energy that aims to educate and engage the public on clean energy challenges and the policy-making process. She is on the list of Midwest Energy News 40 under 40 Emerging Clean Energy Leaders.



WCEE is grateful to its corporate sponsor

Hogan Lovells US LLP

for its generous support

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