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The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Tackling Climate Change

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Pollinate Energy & EnergyLab invite you to join Pollinate Energy's co-founder Katerina Kimmorley, with a panel of female experts in clean energy technology, social entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment to discuss the importance of female participation in the global response to climate change.

Join us as we learn about the work that women, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are doing in the clean energy sector to create a cleaner future for all. This will be an exciting event that champions women’s entrepreneurship, innovation and empowerment in the face of a 4 degree future.

The Panelists

Renate Egan

Renate's 25-year career spans industry, university and not for profits. She has managed technology
development in Australia and Germany and led industrial research projects with China. Renate is a
Co-Founder of Solar Analytics and of the Enosi Foundation. Renate also works at the University of
New South Wales and is Chair of the Australian PV Institute (APVI). The mother of two teenagers,
Renate is passionate about using her skills and knowledge in making a difference through the
increased uptake of solar energy. Examples of social engagement include the APVI SunSPoT tool,
which aims to enable everyone to assess the solar potential of their rooftop; Solar Analytics'
SharedSolar - which seeks to make excess solar from rooftops available to non-solar energy
consumers and Solar Analytics project with Sydney University which seeks to improve energy equity
by understanding and removing barriers to the uptake of solar by low-income households.

Rebecca Watts

Rebecca is an avid humanitarian engineer and passionate about the role of women leading the global
response to climate change. Rebecca spent two years with Engineers Without Borders establishing
and expanding a solar energy project in rural Cambodia and saw first hand the how access to clean
electricity transforms the lives of rural communities. Rebecca currently works on the
investment team at Right Click Capital, a Venture Capital Fund whom backs ambitious technology-
based startups in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. She has recently been awarded the
2018/19 MECCA MPower Scholarship to connect, inspire and empower women from all ages and
backgrounds to pursue STEM education.

Dr Anna Bruce

Anna is a lecturer in the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW, with research and teaching interests in energy policy, markets and regulation, renewable and distributed energy integration and energy system performance analysis and modelling. Anna is an Australian expert on the International Energy Agency's PV Power Systems programmes Task 13 (PV performance and Reliability) and Task 14 (High Penetration PV in electricity networks) and leads the Australian PV Institute's Solar Mapping project.

The Moderator

Katerina Kimmorley

Kat was one of Pollinate Energy’s Co-Founders, and was based in Bangalore from 2012 to early 2016, and helped oversee Pollinate’s expansion into three cities. Upon returning to Australia, Katerina took up a position with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation as Associate Director in the Innovation Fund. Katerina is also the 2016 recipient of The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize and holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics.

**Ticket includes refreshments.


Sponsor:

This event is made possible thanks to our generous sponsor: Freshwater Group. Freshwater Group is a best practice, energy sector recruitment business operating across the whole of Australasia.


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