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Women leading environmental and social change

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4-12 Buckland Street

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CleanTech Women panel discussion: Women leading environmental and social change


What's the journey of a social enterprise founder? How did they come to tackling our world biggest problems with their business?

The discussion will be around the problems the panellists are trying to solve, how they got started, what were (and are) the challenges along the way, and how they scaled their organisation to increase their environmental and social impact.


CleanTech Women is an initiative of EnergyLab to support female entrepreneurs on their journey. We will be organising events and create a community to inspire women to take the next step in becoming entrepreneurs. We will build a network of mentors to provide support and advice to female founders.


Men are welcome and encouraged to attend the event as well!



The panel:


The moderator: Melissa Edwards

Melissa Edwards is a Senior Lecturer at the UTS Business School and a researcher at Centre for Management and Organisation Studies and the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre. She researches and teaches about sustainability, management and social impact. Her work is transdisciplinary and directed towards understanding how people organize, learn and adapt to enable sustainable transitions.


The panellists:


Blair Palese is co-founder and CEO of 350.org Australia, building a global movement to address the global climate crisis. She has worked as Communications Director for Greenpeace International and as head of PR for The Body Shop, both in the UK. Prior to that, Blair was Communications Director for Greenpeace USA and worked for a range of media including ABC and The Monthly magazine. In Australia, she has worked for the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, Greenpeace, the Climate Institute and consulted to a wide range of environment and social not-for-profits. She was editor-in-chief of Greenpages magazine and has consulted to the NSW Government’s BASIX and Sustainable Energy Development Authority programs as well as to the Green Building Council.



Claire Marshall is an award-winning creative and transmedia storyteller, with a passion for technology. She is the founder of If Labs, a company that explores our imagined futures through workshops, events and experiences. A firm believer that the future is not only decentralised but shared Claire is a passionate advocate for the true 'sharing economy', and recently developed Sydney's first Sharing Cities Map thanks to a grant from the City of Sydney.


Vanouhi Nazarian is the founder of Kindershare – a sharing economy for children’s equipment like travel cots, car seats and compact prams. We concentrate on Reuse, helping families increase the average utilisation of items at home by renting them out to local families. Families can avoid buying items they need for short periods by renting from a local family.
Prior to running Kindershare, Vanouhi worked in Corporate Restructuring at PwC and as a Business Manager at Mission Australia. In her spare time, she also tutors in Undergraduates in accounting and volunteers at a number of not for profits. Vanouhi also loves travelling with her young children.


Jacquie Love is the founder of Secret Sisterhood, a social enterprise and women's movement that aims to empower, uplift and inspire women globally. The Secret Sisterhood symbol that represents women's equality is featured on their jewellery and is worn with pride to symbolise women coming together in solidarity of one another. Ninety per cent of Secret Sisterhood's profits are given to women in need through their charity partners.




Details:

  • 5:30pm: Doors open
  • 6:00pm: Panel followed by Q&A
  • 7:00pm: Continue the conversation over drinks and light snacks
  • 8:00pm: Event concludes




Sponsors

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.






Volunteers needed!

Please email sarah@energylab.org.au if you're willing and able.

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4-12 Buckland Street

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