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Solar Austin Happy Hour: Equity and Inclusion In The Solar Industry
November 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
From Solar Austin –
This month we are partnering with the Solar Business Festival for a panel on how to make the solar industry more inclusive, equitable, and diverse for our November 2018 Happy Hour.
The panel will examine barriers to systematically make businesses, nonprofits, and the industry more welcoming, inclusive and accountable spaces for underrepresented people. The speakers will examine why people of color, women, LBGTQ+ people, and others often remain excluded from businesses’ recruitment strategies and leadership development, and offer some best practices understanding and overcoming the root causes of employment inequity.
We are honored to hear from:
– Rubén Cantú, Director of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin;
– Jenn Goodwillie, Counsel at Counsel at EDP Renewables North America (EDPR), representing WRISE (Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy);
– Stephanie Hawley, an Equity and Inclusion consultant and the Associate Vice President of the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Austin Community College; and
– Karen Magid, Director of Sustainability and STEM at Huston-Tillotson University.
Please join us for this important and engaging conversation.