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January 13, 2022

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Virtual Event

Sustainability and cleantech executives share insights on how to break into the industry and stand out as a candidate, followed by a live audience Q/A!


  • Standard ticket: $10
  • This event is complimentary for all WCS members. No promo codes needed.
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  • All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event.

It’s 2022 and climate change is more important than ever before! If you are interested in how you can make a positive impact, explore meaningful careers in sustainability, and stand out as a candidate, this event is perfect for you!

Career transitioners, recent grads, current students, and anyone interested in learning more about getting involved in this industry and leveling up your career, join us to learn valuable advice on having a fulfilling career in cleantech and sustainable fields. Leave feeling empowered, with a new toolkit of relevant knowledge, new connections, as well as a resource guide with our community’s favorite recruiting tips to help you make strides in your cleantech journey. It’s critical that the cleantech industry attracts a diverse group of the best and brightest, so come join us!

At this event, you will learn … 

  • The cleantech and sustainability job market and state of the industry

  • Practical advice on how to transition or break into the industry from successful transitioners

  • How to best represent transferable skills on a resume, LinkedIn profile, or job application

Panelists:

Moderated by Jeana diNatale, Events Committee Volunteer, Women in Cleantech & Sustainability.

This virtual event will take place on Thursday, January 13th at 4 pm PT/ 7 pm ET. Featuring bright minds of the clean economy, with an engaging live audience Q&A.

Breaking into Sustainability Careers Agenda (times in PST)

4:00 – 4:05 Arrival and Introductions

4:05 – 4:10 Zoom etiquette, housekeeping items

4:10 – 4:35 Speaker presentations

4:35 – 4:55 Roundtable Moderated Q&A from the audience

4:55 – 5:00 Thank you and wrap-up

Beth Offenbacker

Speaker

Green Career Coach & Stakeholder Engagement Consultant at Waterford, Inc.

A dynamic executive with 25+ years of experience, I work with individuals and organizations to visualize, build, and deliver a greener future, for themselves, their clients, and their communities. Clients report that they appreciate my warmth and savvy as an executive coach and engagement consultant and my specialized knowledge of the “green” sector.

Catherine McLean

Speaker 

CEO at Dylan Green

Experienced leader and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the clean energy recruitment industry. Serial networker skilled in Sales & Marketing, Management, Negotiation, CSR, and ESG. Strong business development professional with an extensive network in the clean technology, energy efficiency, and renewables space in North America and Europe. Passionate about helping companies achieve their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Shanta Eaden

Speaker

CEO at Leader’s Edge Consulting

Shanta is a wife, a mother, and a people-first leader. As an enterprise change leader who brings 20+ years of expertise integrating people, process, and technology to affect change. She has led multinational teams in the Finance and Energy sectors. Shanta is a sought-after DEI speaker, panelist, business consultant, and change leader. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Southern University and an MBA from LeTourneau University, with concentrations in Management and Human Resources.

Johanna Haggstrom

Speaker

Vice President – Chemicals & Hydrocarbon Fuels Technology at LanzaTech

Dr. Johanna Haggstrom is currently the Vice President, Chemicals and Hydrocarbon Fuels Technology, at LanzaTech, where she leads the R&D efforts and is responsible for chemical and fuels technology products, processes, measurements, and tools. Prior to joining LanzaTech, Dr. Haggstrom spent more than 12 years in the energy industry, and most recently, she was a Director of Technology at Halliburton.

In 2021, National Diversity Council named Dr. Haggstrom one of the “Top 100 Diverse Leaders” in Energy. Additionally, in 2020, Oil and Gas Investor Magazine named Dr. Haggstrom as one of “25 Influential Women in Energy”, and she was a 2019 Houston Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business – Outstanding Leader in Energy” award winner.

Jeana diNatale

Moderator

Events Committee Volunteer at Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Jeana diNatale is a student, aspiring engineer, and an avid volunteer. diNatale is a Women in Cleantech & Sustainability Events Committee Member. She is an organizer for Women in Robotics and TechTogether, nonprofits that empower underrepresented groups in STEM. diNatale is passionate about environmental issues and working to impact positive change through sustainable initiatives.
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