November 17, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
- This event is complimentary for all WCS and WEN members.
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Just as we’re all students throughout life, we’re all also teachers. Many people see mentoring as a one-way street, but mentorship can benefit the mentor as much as the mentee. Being a great mentor not only gives us the opportunity to grow as leaders but also to continue our life-long learning.
Mentors can continue learning in two key ways. First, mentors can learn by teaching others, which is one of the best proven ways to learn. Second, mentors can learn from their mentees. Mentoring younger professionals gives mentors the opportunity to stay up to date on current best practices, new information, and new techniques in your industry.
Join WCS for a panel discussion with seasoned mentors that will help you unearth your strengths as a great mentor. Perfect for seasoned mentors or anybody just starting off, panelists will demystify the building blocks of strong mentor-mentee relationships that lead to mutual success for both parties.
Join our moderator, Theo Fehsenfeld, for a conversation about mentoring in cleantech, climate and sustainability. Our Speakers Include:
- Carrie Maultsby-Lute, Director of Mills College Center for Transformative Action and professor at Presidio Graduate School
- Susan Lucas-Conwell, a global business executive and independent Board Director
- Glenna Wiseman, a WCS Board Member and experienced cleantech marketer
- Ramsay Siegel, founder of recently launched Earthshot Ventures
- How to tap into your strengths and grow into your role as a mentor
- Skills and tips to building long-lasting mentoring relationships
- How mentorship is essential to advancing careers and impact
We hope you’ll join us to find your mentorship strengths and lift up the next generation of leaders.
Event Agenda (time in PT)
- 5:30 – 5:40 | Arrival and Introductions, Zoom etiquette, housekeeping items
- 5:40 – 5:55 | Moderator Slide. Let’s get started!
- 5:55 – 6:40 | Panel Discussion
- 6:40 – 6:50 | Q&A from the Audience
- 6:50 – 6:55 | C6 Mentorship Program Details (Dates, Applications, Event Details, Time for Questions)
- 6:55 – 7:00 | Thank you and wrap-up
This event is limited to 500 attendees and is open to people of all genders.
Director of the Center for Transformative Action and Marketing Professor at the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy at Mills College and at Presidio Graduate School of Business
Carrie Maultsby-Lute’s professional experience spans from corporate environments, nonprofits, educational institutions, to startups. As a marketing practitioner and educator, Carrie is passionate about bringing industry-relevant experiential learning to the classroom and working with purpose-driven organizations committed to equity. Carrie is the Director of the Center for Transformative Action and teaches marketing courses at the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy at Mills College and at Presidio Graduate School of Business. Carrie also co-designed a digital marketing program between Facebook and the Peralta Community College District. Carrie was recently awarded a Love Takes Action award by New York Life for her role in supporting small businesses in the Bay Area during COVID. Carrie has a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Mills College.
WCS Board of Directors – Marketing Committee Co-Chair
Glenna Wiseman is a long-time marketing and communications leader in the clean energy sector. She is a senior strategist with experience in multiple sectors including sustainability, solar, energy storage and software solutions relating to those industries. A seasoned business building executive with P&L, sales, operations and marketing experience, Glenna has helped companies along the renewable energy supply chain thrive. Her professional roles are diverse: Entrepreneur, executive leader, consultant and mentor. All these roles have been fueled by a desire to midwife the manifestation of a company’s climate friendly mission. She has been a strong advocate for women in the solar industry. A noted industry speaker and bylined author, in 2018, Glenna was named to the Connected World Magazine Women of IoT in Marketing list. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University’s Seaver College Campus and is currently enrolled in the InnerMBA program conducted by Sounds True, LinkedIn, Wisdom 2.0 and Mindful NYU. Glenna is a WCS BOD member and co-chair of the marketing committee.
Partner, Earthshot Ventures
Ramsay is a Partner at Earthshot Ventures, a venture firm investing in entrepreneurs building climate tech business across energy, mobility, industry, food & agriculture, and carbon technology. Prior to Earthshot, she spent 6 years at Elemental Excelerator operating one of the world’s largest climate tech portfolios and leading practice areas such as dealflow, due diligence, and corporate partnerships. Prior to Elemental, Ramsay was at eMeter, a smart metering startup acquired by Siemens in 2011. She began her career in solar developing early commercial-scale PPAs.
Non-Executive Director, Sparrho
Susan is a global business executive and independent Board Director recognized for her successful track record of driving innovation and accelerating revenue growth both in the US and in Europe. She is currently NED for Sparrho (sparrho.com), a UK digital media startup focused on democratizing science by providing curated, updated research to the public. She is also acting Executive Director of the DellaPenna Motorsports Next Gen Foundation (www.nextgenfoundation.org), whose mission is to inspire girls in underserved communities with opportunities in the motorsports industry.
Previously, Susan opened and built the North American innovation center for CSIRO, Australia’s pre-eminent national science organization. She has advised hundreds of early-stage start-ups, scientists and founders in areas as diverse as water, health tech, energy storage and space. Susan has won numerous awards including Frost & Sullivan’s “Innovator Spotlight” and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Women of Influence”. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, an MA in Economic History from The Johns Hopkins University, and a BA with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to her professional accomplishments, she is the mother of four daughters and a competitive masters rower.
Composting and Sustainability Specialist, Green Mountain Technologies and Third Eye Sustainability
Theo grew up educating her classmates about how to compost and separate their waste. After she graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Biology and Water Quality, she found herself working at startups in Myanmar that promoted citizen water quality monitoring using a smartphone and worked with farmers on Oahu to provide functioning composting operations. She now does business development for a composting design and consulting firm and is pursuing her MBA in Sustainable Systems and Social Justice from Presidio Graduate School. She is a proud volunteer with the WCS Mentorship Program and has a passion for helping people find work that is meaningful to them and the greater world.