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How to Talk About Money at Work

Leveling the Playing Field of Gender Pay Inequity

September 28th | 8am – 10am PST | Virtual Event

The gender pay gap – the difference between men and women’s earnings– has not changed in 20 years.  Join us to build your knowledge & skills to talk about money at work.

Equity is a top priority for many organizations today, as part of their DEI strategy.  The gender pay gap – the difference between men and women’s earnings– has not changed in over 20 years.  Startling statistics from the Pew Research Center tell us that, In 2022, women earned an average of 82% of what men earned.  Female CEOs also get paid less according to a 2019 Bloomberg Study:  Women executives on average earned $5.3M, 18% less than men. In June 1963, US Congress passed & President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act mandate: Men & women receive the same pay for the same work. 60 years later, we are far from complying with that legal standard. 

We continue to be puzzled at this essential corporate compensation task:  why are women and men paid differently for equal work?   Part of the answer is that men will negotiate and negotiate harder for more money.  Women are underestimated and also, at times, understate their accomplishments.  

We are striving to elevate women’s skills to improve their ability in three ways through Pay Equity Trends, Workplace Compensation Trends, two executive spotlight interviews, skills building handout and two breakout sessions to discuss your live money conversation challenges.

  1. New Job Salary Negotiation
  2. Pay Raise Conversation
  3. Pay Equity Conversation

We invite registrants to submit their “Money at Work” questions or challenges in advance of the session. Please send to, please include ‘Money at Work’ in the subject line.

We’re bringing in several experts and invite you to join us to build your knowledge & skills to talk about money at work.



Moderated by:
Pamela Sammarco
Green Training Associates LLC

Pam is the CEO and founder of Green Training Associates LLC, a full-service Talent Development Firm. Pam Transforms learning experiences into business impact with over 35 years corporate training experience. Pam is an expert in Leadership, Workforce and Business Strategy, Team Management, Communication, Personal Strength, Sales Skills, and Sustainability Programs.
Pam has a prior 24-year corporate career for global companies: Citi-Group, American Express, Lucent Technologies Bell Lab Innovations, Medco Health Solutions. Pam is a Career Development Board Officer for WCS; sits on the Women in Green Council, USGBC MANE Region; and is the VP, Leadership & Talent, NNJ Association for Talent Development.


Catherine McLean
CEO and Founder
Dylan Green

Catherine is a strategic talent acquisition consultancy that transforms business through talent. Catherine places top tier commercial individuals within leading clean energy and technology companies and specializes in discovering and placing women, BIPOC and others with marginalized identities.


Ashley Smith
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Ashley has worked in energy transition for the past two decades. At AES, Ashley sets the innovation agenda and oversees a portfolio of renewables, electrification, and digital innovations. Prior to joining AES, Ashley was part of Shell’s renewables business, where she led the transformation of Shell’s European power sales and trading group, drove strategic renewables investments, and led Shell’s energy transition venture capital activities in Europe. Before Shell, Ashley co-founded and ran Centrica’s venture capital group and led the acquisition of a high growth tech company that became the backbone of Centrica’s Connected Home business. Earlier in her career, Ashley worked at CT Investment Partners, Franklin Templeton Investments, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Ashley has a B.S. from McGill University and an MBA from Wharton.


Zoe Gamble Hanes
CleanChoice Energy

Zoe is an accomplished renewable energy executive with experience launching organizations, scaling rapid growth and managing teams of people. She has deep expertise in solar project development and project finance. She is a passionate and creative leader focused on pursuing opportunity and solving complex problems. Zoe has experience across every part of the solar value stream including development, deal structuring, capital raising for projects and companies, mergers and acquisitions, and asset management.


A.J. Dale
Director of Talent Acquisition, Culture & Learning
Copia Power

A.J. is a positive, creative, and strategic, servant leader, mentor and relationship-developer, experienced in creating talent & culture strategies and leading high performing teams for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 200 companies in multiple industries, including renewable energy, healthcare and aerospace – all while focusing on diversity & inclusion and driving for business results. A.J. is a sought-after guest lecturer on various college campuses, has been a featured national conference speaker & is a former Toastmasters Chapter President. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Redlands (Magna Cum Laude).


Non-Member Early Bird Prices through September 14th

  • Non-member $40
  • Student non-member $15

Standard Prices after September 15th

  • Member $35
  • Student Member $10
  • Non-member $50
  • Student non-member $20