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PODCAST EP 4 | Diversifying the Grid: Trends in Inclusion Across Energy and Beyond

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Podcast EP4 | Diversity + Inclusion

In this episode, we explore the evolving landscape of diversity and inclusion within the energy and utilities sectors. This means extending our lens to broader implications across various industries. From increasing representation of women and minorities in leadership roles to fostering inclusive workplace cultures, we uncover emerging trends driving positive change.

Join us as we delve into the strategies, challenges, and successes of organizations committed to creating more equitable and diverse environments. We navigate the intersections of diversity, innovation, and sustainability, illustrating the transformative power of inclusive practices in shaping a brighter future for all.

 

Meet your hosts:

 

Bronwyn See

Bronwyn is an internationally recognised business developer who converts partnerships into market leading opportunities. She has over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. Including commercialised numerous innovative industry projects in Australia and within the Asian region.

She was recently a finalist in the 2022 Global Gas Awards for her work on renewable energy to renewable gas. Bronwyn has originated several green hydrogen and ammonia projects in Australia. Having been responsible for forming consortiums involving leading Australian businesses and international energy players. She currently works as a business development executive at a leading Australian energy retailer.

Passionate about the energy transition and access to opportunities for all communities, Bronwyn is an awarded conference speaker on topics relating to energy transition within the Asian region. She regularly briefs international delegations visiting Australia to upskill on energy transition. Bronwyn has been appointed to a number of industry consultation committees. She also acts as a contributor at the Grattan Institute and a Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Here she focuses on energy transition and the green economy.

Meet your guests:

 

Akanksha Sharma

Akanksha has over 10 years in the energy industry across the UK and Australia. Akanksha brings a wealth of expertise in technology and business strategy. She is passionate about clean energy and digital transformation driving the energy transition. Akanksha has worked with leading utilities in the UK to support their DSO ambition and enable the transition to a renewables-ready grid.  Akanksha further worked on major projects in the Wind sector. She is now bringing this global experience in technology and business transformation to the Australian clean energy sector working for Schneider.

Rose-Marie Carme

Rose-Marie has 20 years of strategy and operational experience in Infrastructure – Telecommunication and Power Generation. In Australia, she led the Customer Strategy, Insights and Marketing function for nbn after leading the planning for the nbn network, optimising its technology mix. Prior to that, Rose-Marie was a senior Strategy consultant at McKinsey. Here she focused on energy production and power generation in Europe. With a focus on Business Development, Business Planning and Performance Management.

Vanyssa Ong

Vanyssa brings two decades of diverse leadership experience in the energy sector. She specialises in corporate development, strategic business operations and executive leadership. She has a proven track record in originating and executing infrastructure projects. This means driving organic and inorganic growth opportunities, and establishing strong partnerships. She thrives on her unique blend of technical acumen and commercial insight for strategic planning and corporate development, particularly the renewable energy industry. Vanyssa is passionate about the energy transition through building a united community of people who share a collective mission and vision. She is also passionate in supporting women and people of diverse gender backgrounds to step up as empowered leaders within their organisations.

Additionally, Vanyssa is co-chair of the Women in Renewables (WiR) Victoria networking group. This aims to celebrate and support all the incredible women and people of diverse gender backgrounds within the Renewables industry.

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Plus hear from Bronwyn and Akanksha at our exhibition and summit this 7 – 8 May!

 

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