Thursday November 1st, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Please join us for our first ever Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE) networking lunch.

Attendees will have the opportunity to share a meal with seasoned professionals from across the energy & sustainability industry, including policy, law, consulting, utilities, and advocacy. In addition to a sit-down lunch with industry experts, attendees will have the opportunity for more informal networking with peers over coffee and dessert.

Women and men are welcome to attend this event, which is designed for students, young professionals, and those in the midst of a career change. This is a unique opportunity with limited space; please be sure of your availability before registering. We will not be able to issue refunds. Student IDs will be checked at registration.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event and receiving complimentary admission, please email Ashley Verhines at

12:00pm: arrival & check in
12:15pm: opening remarks
12:30pm: lunch
1:30pm: informal networking

Caroline Angoorly, COO, NY Green Bank
In Cho, Founder & Principal, ChoShields Studio
Jennifer Coghlan, Principal, Sive, Paget & Riesel
Emily Dean, Director of Market Development, NYSERDA
Rachel Finkelstein, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Policy & Programs, NYC Mayor’s Office
Kristen Graf, Executive Director, WRISE
Donna Hope, President, UHope Consulting
Lolita Jackson, Special Advisor, Climate Policy & Programs, NYC Mayor’s Office
Jennifer Kearney, Executive Partner, Gotham 360
Vicki Kuo, Director, Energy Efficiency & Demand Management, Con Edison
Susan Leeds, Co-CEO, NYCEEC

Karen Oh, Director of Energy Solutions, Vornado Realty Trust
Ozgem Ornektekin, Founder & President, K02 Consulting
Sukanya Paciorek, formerly COO/EVP of Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
Laurie Schoeman, National Program Director, Resilience, Enterprise Community Partners
Sasha Stashwick, Senior Advocate, NRDC

Read bios on each of the table leaders here.

For more information about Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE), click here.

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