Leadership Conference for Women in EVs & Transportation

Leadership Conference for Women in EVs & Transportation

September 14-15, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

Overview

As we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, female leaders in the EVs and Transportation sector must work together so progress can continue. Connect now with dynamic women leaders in EVs and Transportation as they share their strategies and experiences on how to ensure organizational change and personal growth.

There are increasing numbers of women leaders in the transportation sector, but we are still a long way from parity. According to a Deloitte 2020 study, Women at the Wheel, 81% of survey respondents indicated there was industry bias towards men for leadership positions as the primary reason for the lack of women leaders.

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key EV and Transportation trends and skills for personal and professional development. The program format includes presentations, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and networking opportunities. Attendees will leave the event with industry-specific strategies for career growth.

Register now for this unique event where attendees will participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing professional networks .

Learning Outcomes

  • Participate in a discussion on building women leaders from within the ranks of an organization
  • Gain best practices for personal sustainability in the EV industry
  • Discuss best practices for EV & Transportation organizations to move forward post-pandemic
  • Discover key leadership components: leadership techniques for all levels of management, leadership styles, leadership potential, and leading vs. managing
  • Address key EV and transportation trends and their impact
  • Hear strategic insights on overcoming challenges at each stage of a career
  • Explain imposter syndrome and how to think differently about achievements and abilities
  • Assess needed best practices for emerging leaders
  • Identify industry-specific strategies to facilitate smooth transitions into leadership roles

Agenda

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In & Welcome

1:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Conference Introduction

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. :: PANEL: Building Leaders from Within

This session will include strategies to assist employees of all backgrounds transition into leadership roles in the EV sector.  Leading female EV executives will discuss key initiatives that companies can implement to grow well-rounded female leaders.

Moderator: Shelly Hagerman, PhD, Principal, West Monroe

Lindsey McDougall, EV Program Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies, Austin Energy

Francesca Wahl, Senior Policy Manager, Public Policy and Business Development, Tesla

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. :: Personal Sustainability in Leadership

The EV industry is fast paced, constantly changing and demands maximum performance every day. As women, many of us feel we must work harder, be more prepared, and truly outperform our male counterparts to get respect and the results we need to propel the industry forward. It can be exhausting!  How do we avoid burnout, feelings of indignation, and maintain the personal sustainability needed to continue to lead and have a positive impact? 

Obrie Hostetter, VP Programs, In-Charge Energy

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. :: Curing the Imposter Syndrome

The Imposter Syndrome is a state of insecurity & self-doubt about one’s ability and achievements, leading women to minimizing their voices. It’s a prevalent feeling; this fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. According to Forbes, the Imposter Syndrome affects almost 70% of women in the workplace. This session will deliver tips to cope and how to think differently about your achievements and abilities.

Charlotte Argue, Sr. Manager, Fleet Electrification, GeoTab

Carrie Sisto, Administrative Law Judge; California Public Utilities Commission; Former Analyst, Energy Division, Electric Vehicles (CPUC)

4:45 – 5:15 p.m. :: Virtual Networking Reception

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:05 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

9:05 – 10:15 a.m. :: EVs & Transportation Post-pandemic: Moving Forward

The EV & Transportation industry is at a crucial moment as we emerge from the pandemic.  This session will explore:

  • Changes in structure due to smaller workforces
  • Customer experience and communication differences
  • What is the “new normal”? How do we navigate from work-at-home back to office culture?
  • Changes in the workforce: Who does the work and how does the work get done?

Prachi Vakharia, Global Chairperson, SAE Shared and Digital Mobility, SAE International; Technical Program Manager, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Brenna Corrigan, Manager of Brand & Digital Marketing, Electrify America

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:30 – 11:45  a.m. :: Gender Style Effects: Breaking Barriers

Many women are experiencing subtle forms of inequity in the workplace:  unconscious bias, less access to challenging assignments and new opportunities. Women are still fighting the stereotype that increasing the number of females in an organization will result in additional emotional and mental labor. During this session, we will discuss actual gender style effects and how women can address subtle and pronounced gender inequality in the EV & transportation sector.

Natasha Contreras, EV Customer Engagement Program Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Ailsa Yew, Senior Project Manager, Southern California Edison (SCE)

Tonia Buell, President, Plug In America; Project Development Manager, Innovative Partnerships, Washington State Department of Transportation

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. :: Key EV Trends & Impacts

The EV landscape is rapidly evolving. The EV marketplace is shifting, driven by technological improvements and environmental concerns. In this session, we’ll look at current key areas of change and what the short-term and long-term future of EVs will look like.

Karen Glitman, Senior Director, Transportation & DER, Center for Sustainable Energy

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. :: Crucial Conversations: Overcoming Challenges

The journey to the pinnacle of a company contains many obstacles. In this session, a dynamic leader will share insights on how to overcome barriers encountered at each stage of a career, how to establish an authentic voice, and how to earn trust and credibility among colleagues and peers.

Kristy Fleischmann Groncki, Manager, Strategic Programs, BGE Now

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:00- 4:15 p.m. :: Best Practices for Emerging Leaders

Taking on a leadership role requires a different skill set than those of our original roles. As a new or potential leader in the EV & transportation field, you may need to reassess your skills. This session will provide emerging leaders with industry-specific strategies to facilitate smooth transitions into leadership roles. The discussion will cover:

  • Key leadership qualities
  • Managing former colleagues
  • Motivating and inspiring your team
  • Navigating internal politics
  • Staying relatable to your team while still maintaining effective boundaries
  • Leading through times of organizational change

Moderator: Stacy Noblet, Senior Director, Transportation Electrification, ICF

Jessica Nigro, Head of Public Policy, Lucid Motors

Erica Myers, Acting Director, Global eMobility, World Resources Institute

Kait Metz, Sr. Director of Customer Success, SemaConnect, Inc.

 

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. :: Open Q&A & Networking

4:30 p.m. :: Conference Adjourns

Speakers

  • Charlotte Argue, Sr. Manager, Fleet Electrification, GeoTab

  • Tonia Buell, President, Plug In America; Project Development Manager, Innovative Partnerships, Washington State Department of Transportation

  • Natasha Contreras, EV Customer Engagement Program Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

  • Brenna Corrigan, Manager of Brand & Digital Marketing, Electrify America

  • Kristy Fleischmann Groncki, Manager, Strategic Programs, BGE Now

  • Karen Glitman, Senior Director, Transportation & DER, Center for Sustainable Energy

  • Shelly Hagerman, PhD, Principal, West Monro

  • Obrie Hostetter, VP Programs, In-Charge Energy

  • Lindsey McDougall, EV Program Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies, Austin Energy

  • Kait Metz, Sr. Director of Customer Success, SemaConnect, Inc

  • Erica Myers, Acting Director, Global eMobility, World Resources Institute]

  • Jessica Nigro, Head of Public Policy, Lucid Motors

  • Stacy Noblet, Senior Director, Transportation Electrification, ICF

  • Carrie Sisto, Administrative Law Judge; California Public Utilities Commission; Former Analyst, Energy Division, Electric Vehicles (CPUC)

  • Prachi Vakharia, Global Chairperson, SAE Shared and Digital Mobility, SAE International; Technical Program Manager, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

  • Francesca Wahl, Senior Policy Manager, Public Policy and Business Development, Tesla

  • Ailsa Yew, Senior Project Manager, Southern California Edison (SCE)

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

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Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance  for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

 

Instructional Methods

Presenters will utilize a mix of Case Studies, Power Point Presentations, and Exercises.

Who Should Attend

Women and men within the EV & Transportation sector in search of a solution-oriented discussion on how to implement change in the industry, and female professionals trying to develop the necessary skills and confidence to find success in this male-dominated field.

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