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2015 Women's Climate Collaborative Speed Mentoring Event

The Women's Climate Collaborative hosted a 'Speed Mentoring' event in which participants met with a variety of experienced professionals across sectors in a small-group discussion format that enabled dynamic discussion and facilitated networking. The overarching conversation centered around a series of career development oriented themes for professionals across sectors addressing climate change.  This event was complimentary for Summit registrants.


  • Gina Blus Business Strategy and Planning Consultant, Climate Ready Solutions
  • Allison Brooks Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC)
  • Jay Bruns Vice President, Public Policy, The Hartford
  • Brenda Dix Senior Associate, ICF International
  • Bridget Ferrari Sustainable Supply Chain Program Manager, National Grid
  • Nancy Girard Former Commissioner, Environmental Department, City of Boston
  • Daniel Kreeger Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Alice Lippert Senior Technical Advisor, Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Michael Mondshine Vice President, Sustainability and Energy, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Jacqueline Patterson Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
  • Robbin Peach Program Manager of Resiliency, Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Additional mentors to be announced

Topics included:

  • Making the most of your elevator pitch
  • Increasing your promotion potential
  • Understanding the c-suite
  • Advancing the climate change discussion with skeptics
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Staying positive in a negative environment
  • How to improve personal branding
  • Delivering what your manager really wants

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