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WISE: Cleantech Pioneers

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Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 8:30 am to Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 10:00 am

Building Energy Exchange

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An excerpt from Cleantech Pioneers - Market Pulls Through Innovation & Emotional Sales. For more videos, navigate to Event Resources above.

Building Energy Exchange is proud to present the second year of WISE: Women in Sustainability and Energy, a program series that showcases women leaders who are accelerating the sustainability and energy efficiency of our buildings and cities.

The March 2016 WISE Series, Let's Get In-formation, will feature two breakfast symposia: Cleantech Pioneers on March 10, and Data-Driven Innovators on March 22. 

Join us for Cleantech Pioneers: How are investors and innovators supporting clean technologies.

Our eminent speakers and moderator, who will facilitate a lively discussion, will discuss their professional experiences and achievements, how they created opportunities within a male-dominated field, and insights on building a strong and supportive network for women in the industry.

These symposia will feature a talk-show style moderated discussion followed by curated audience questions and networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to network before and after the presentations. 

WISE is a platform for men and women to learn from these leaders' experiences and how to advance equality in the workplace.

Candace Rossi, Energy & Sustainability Project Manager, Gotham 360

Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director Cleantech Initiatives, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Urban Future Lab

Ali Adler, Director of Partnerships, Sealed
Angela Ferrante, Chief Marketing Officer, SparkFund
Allison Kopf, Founder and CEO, Agrilyst

8:00 Registration & Networking
8:30 Welcoming Remarks
8:40 Discussion
9:30 Audience Dialogue
10:00 Close
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Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE) showcases inspirational women leaders who are accelerating the sustainability and energy efficiency of our buildings and our  cities. This popular series brings together women from a diversity of fields to discuss cutting-edge policies, technologies, and programs; providing a networking forum and framework for year round dialogue.

With over 450 attendees representing a diversity of professional levels and industries, WISE events sold-out in 2015 and engaged over 160,000 people on social media. BEEx is building on this enthusiastic response with creative WISE programming designed to support the growth and education of this community. 


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