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CWEEL Breakfast
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 7:30-9:00am

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Join us for a FREE breakfast and keynote presentation in support of women-owned businesses, and the unique barriers and opportunities these firms encounter in the marketplace. Sponsored by:

Following Your North Star

Denise Turner Roth
Chief Development Officer

CWEEL Reception
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 4:00-6:00pm

Join AEE’s Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership for an afternoon of networking.  Enjoy drinks and Hors d’oeuvres while supporting the CWEEL Scholarship Program. Free for CWEEL members, $20 for Supporting Partner attendees, $30 for all others.

CWEEL Presents “More Effective Networking”
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm

The Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) will conduct a session to help women to learn how to more comfortably and effectively network in a room full of men. CWEEL is a division of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) that supports the role of women in the energy and environmental industries. It assists in career development activities for existing professionals and also enables young women aspiring to leadership roles to find mentors that will support their own development.

Session Description:
Whether you are new to networking (or if you’ve just never been comfortable with it), a male-dominated networking event can produce extreme anxiety and feelings of incompetence especially if you must sell to the group.

This talk shares how to overcome this anxiety and successfully network in any situation by putting yourself “in state” by assuming the role of The Engager instead of The Salesperson.

By employing back-yard BBQ engagement tactics, women learn how to be confident, memorable, and instantly welcome by enabling others to feel comfortable. These Engager skills translate from work to everyday life and the talk shares how to develop your networking skills even when you’re at the grocery store.

Session Instructor:
Emily Beck is a Business Development Manager with Schneider Electric’s cleantech division, working with global manufacturers to help them procure utility-scale renewables. Emily has always loved the thrill of prospecting and developing relationships with new clients, however, she formerly dreaded having to network at business events. She now loves to network in a room full of men and hopes to inspire and enable women to do the same. When Emily is not at work she is usually talking about vintage Jeeps and doting on her bloodhound Rufus.  Emily is a member of CWEEL. 

(NOTE: While this session is oriented toward helping women, men are welcome to attend).