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Women In Cleantech Workshop: Exercising Your Personal Power

Women in Cleantech Workshop: Exercising Your Personal Power
Aug 21

Women In Cleantech Workshop: Exercising Your Personal Power

At each stage in your career - whether you're just getting your foot in the door or you're already in the C-Suite - you have some degree of personal power and influence. How do you maximize this power at any level? That's the question we invite you to consider in our latest Women in Cleantech workshop. You'll hear from a panel of savvy women from influential companies on their personal best practices - and explore your own superpowers. This event is free, refreshments included, and all genders are welcome! AGENDA 5:30-6:00pm - Networking & Refreshments 6:00-6:10pm - Welcome & Introductions 6:10-6:55pm - Panel & Q&A 6:55-7:45pm - Breakout Sessions 7:45-8:30pm - Networking SPEAKERS Anastasia Maier - moderatorGeneral Counsel, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Anastasia Maier currently serves as General Counsel at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) where she supports LACI and its portfolio companies in the day-to-day operations. Prior to joining LACI, Anastasia worked as managing partner at Sustainable Law Group LP. Her legal career is rooted in a passion to help redefine what traditional businesses look like by assisting cross-sectoral clients develop forward thinking nonprofit and social enterprise strategies. Anastasia has served in a variety of advisory roles to push for critical progress including the Los Angeles County Social Enterprise Advisory Group. As a beekeeper herself, she is also very active in the food and agriculture space. Most recently, she has championed the use of AB551 to support urban agriculture development in Los Angeles. Anastasia believes in building community and collaboration to facilitate real change. She proudly serves as board member of Social Enterprise Alliance – Los Angeles, B-Local Los Angeles, and LA Compost. Rosie MottsmithStaff Engineer - Glass & Exterior Materials, Tesla Rosie is a Staff Engineer at Tesla, where she works on developing new materials and manufacturing processes to enable designs that help transition the world to sustainable energy. Prior to working in engineering, Rosie worked at a nonprofit family resource center, volunteered on organic farms, and taught first grade, all with the aim of positively impacting her local and global communities. She believes that engineering can and should be used to make the world a better place, and that engineers should listen more than they talk. Rosie is passionate about creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces, because the journey matters just as much as the end result. She has served on the board of the Women in Tesla employee resource group (ERG), currently leads the Intersectionality at Tesla ERG, and has consulted on D&I strategies and equitable hiring practices for startups. Elisa GomezCOO & Co-Founder, Sunbox Inc. Elisa Gomez is the Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer at Sunbox, Sunbox is a tech-enabled marketplace for healthy food that makes it quick and convenient to eat nutritiously at work through smart, self-service kiosks. Elisa spent her childhood in a small, rural town in El Salvador. It was a place where fast food was thought to be fruit you picked off a tree, and where the beauty and vibrancy of nature served as your home, office and playground. Having come to the United States at an early age, Elisa spent her career in banking and focused on helping local small businesses grow and succeed. Trying to juggle a hectic work schedule with a healthy lifestyle, Elisa became nostalgic for the ease of healthful eating she knew as a child. She realized the need for a convenient way to eat healthy while on the go and brought it up to her best friend, Vanessa. Serendipitously, Vanessa had come to the same realization, and hence Sunbox was born. Passionate about giving back to her community, Elisa takes pride in working with and supporting local small business owners. As COO of Sunbox, she is particularly active in helping provide opportunities to minority and women-owned businesses, growing the local economy and provide job opportunities to those facing barriers to employment. Outside of Sunbox, Elisa has an overwhelming love for coffee, salsas picantes and her dog Leo - not necessarily in that order. Follow her and Sunbox on Instagram at @sunboxmarket. Hildreath AndersonSenior Utility Services Specialist, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Hildreath Anderson is the Webmaster for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). She is a proud board member of the LADWP Employees’ Association and participates in a variety of committees such as the Mutual Assistance and Donors’ Welfare Committees to improve the wellbeing of her colleagues and the public. She enjoys mentoring, providing advice, and training colleagues or members of the community. She has been a community volunteer and liaison, working with young developing children and our elders who live in retirement settings. She earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from Cal State, Los Angeles, and herMaster’s in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix with an emphasis in Economics and Management. Learning, listening, and understanding are Hildreath’s true passions, which allows and guides her to implement change systematically. More Info

when: August 21 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm
where: LACI, La Kretz Innovation Campus, 525 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013 map
price: Free
category: Salsa
 

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