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The Current 2020 Q1

Welcome to The Current, 2020 - Q1 Edition

Introduction

In the crush of day-to-day business, it can be challenging to step back and review whether your organization is meeting big-picture objectives. For example, take diversity and inclusion: we all know it is important to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workforce but oftentimes most of us believe that it's something that "HR does". In this issue of The Current, WCEE enlists the help of three professional services firms to review and comment on the state of diversity in the energy industry. We hope it's food for thought!

Businesses That Ignore the #MeToo Movement Do So at Their Own Peril

By FTI Consulting's Elizabeth Alexander and Kristy Pultorak

#MeToo is more than just a hashtag. It's more than a headline, a line of text on your social feed or a conversation around the water cooler. #MeToo is a global movement that shines light on the real-world instances of sexual harassment that many professional women have dealt with, and continue to deal with, on a daily basis. That light grows brighter every day.

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Women in Power: A Chat with CPS Energy's Customer-centric Ladies-in-chief

By Kathleen Wolf Davis
Strategic Content Development, Oracle

You know you're in the deep, juicy middle of a good conversation when you just can't stop the laughter, and my talk with Paula Gold-Williams and Felecia Etheridge from CPS Energy brimmed with good humor—about their time in the industry, about their work with mentoring other women (and dudes, too) and about how funny life really is when you sit down and try to work out, backward, just how you got here.

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Powering Though the Glass Ceiling: Women-Led Change in Energy

By Loretta Prencipe
Senior Vice President, Makovsky

Some 15 years ago when I started working in solar, men in power (double entendre intended) far outnumbered the women. At SunEdison, where I consulted and later worked, there were some notable exceptions, including one of the SunEdison founders – Claire Broido Johnson

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In the crush of day-to-day business, it can be challenging to step back and review whether your organization is meeting big-picture objectives. For example, take diversity and inclusion: we all know it is important to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workforce but oftentimes most of us believe that it's something that "HR does". In this issue of The Current, WCEE enlists the help of three professional services firms to review and comment on the state of diversity in the energy industry. We hope it's food for thought!

Interested in writing for The Current?
Contact Loretta Prencipe at lprencipe@makovsky.com or Meghan Gross at mgross@piercom.com

WCEE is grateful to our Woman of the Year sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors
Dentons
Reed Smith LLP

 

Angel Sponsors
ConEdison
CPS Energy

Silver Sponsors
American Public Power Association
Crowell & Moring
Williams
Winston & Strawn LLP


Sustaining Sponsors

Akin Gump 
BP 
Bracewell LLP 
Berkeley Research Group LLC 
Customized Energy Solutions 
ClearView Energy Partners LLC 
Edison Electric Institute
Exponent 
NARUC 
PJM 
Thompson Coburn LLP 
Van Ness Feldman LLP 

Women in Leadership
Sponsors

Husch Blackwell LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
United States Energy Association

Special Event Sponsors
Edison Electric Institute
Southern Co.

 

The Current Team

Marketing and Communications Section Chair:
Loretta Prencipe

Managing Editors:
Meghan Gross and Rebecca Wilken

Marketing and Communications Section Members:
Meghan Gross, Laura Edwards, Erin Hickok, Julie Malveaux, Cat Shier, Tori Thompson


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