Friday May 12th, 2017
8:30 am to 10:00 am

WISE: Means and Methods - Obstacles

WISE: Means and Methods - Mission

Join us for the first event of the 2017 series, “Means & Methods: Pathways of Change.” This panel discussion will feature female professionals from four fields crucial to effecting change in this sphere: higher education, public policy, buildings & architecture, and finance.

In addition to discussing the role their work plays in achieving important sustainability and energy goals, the panelists will reflect on their professional challenges and achievements, and the pathways they took to develop their careers.

Emily Dean, Director of Market Development, NYSERDA

Ilana Judah, Principal, Director of Sustainability; FXFOWLE

Ester Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science; Director, Urban and Social Policy Concentration; Columbia University
Skye d’Almeida, Senior Manager, Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative; C40 Cities
Susan Leeds, CEO; NYCEEC

8:00 Registration & Networking
8:30 Welcoming Remarks
8:40 Discussion
9:30 Audience Dialogue
10:00 Close

Note: This program is free to students and young professionals.



WISE: Means & Methods - Pathways of Change

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.

In just two years, WISE has produced nine sold out events, featuring 26 women professionals, attracting over 800 attendees, and engaging many more through 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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