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Women in Energy: Panel Discussion & Networking Lunch

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Friday, February 23, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) for a gathering focused on Women in Energy*. Presented in partnership with the Women's Resource Group at 8 Rivers.

As the energy industry wrestles with mandates to decarbonize, geopolitical turmoil, energy justice considerations, and workforce transitions, companies across the sector are thinking about how to engage the best and brightest minds on these topics while also creating a workforce that is more diverse and inclusive. During this conversation, we'll talk with industry professionals who have several different vantage points on the sector. What have their career journeys been like? What is exciting and challenging about working in the energy sector? What skills should students and young professionals cultivate in order to be successful? And what can be done on the organizational level to encourage professional development and mentoring in the industry?

Join us!

This event is open to guests of any gender, including Duke students, faculty, alumni, energy professionals, and students at other universities.


12-1 p.m. Panel discussion
1-2 p.m. Networking lunch

Panelists to include:

Esther Kamau (MQM '22), Climate Tech Investment Analyst, 8 Rivers
Miriam Makhyoun, Chief Executive Officer, EQ Research
Paige Swofford (MEM/MBA '18), Principal Strategy & Planning Manager, Duke Energy
Nicole Patterson (BSE '21, MEMP '23), Clean Energy Associate, 8 Rivers (moderator)
This event is aligned with the Duke Climate Commitment, which unites the university's education, research, operations, and public service missions to address the climate crisis.

This is an in-person event with no virtual viewing option.

* The Women in Energy event aims to highlight the perspectives of woman-identified and woman-aligned people in the energy sector.