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Essential Allies for Your Career
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

  • Standard ticket: $5
  • This event is complimentary for all WCS members. No promo codes needed.
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Whether you are looking for your next job or promotion it’s important to have allies, mentors and sponsors supporting you through your career journey. Each of these relationships has unique functions and benefits for creating a more equitable workplace.

Our clean energy professionals will discuss:

  1. What is a mutually beneficial ally, mentor, or sponsorship relationship
  2. What are moments of celebrations with allyship
  3. How to grow a relationship with your mentor
  4. What are the important truths about sponsorships

Breaking the Glass is a program of Sthree created to support women-identifying professionals & their allies by promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the tech workforce. All are welcome!

Agenda (in PST):

  • 11 am: Introduction from Women In Clean Tech
  • 11:05 am: Introduction from Breaking The Glass
  • 11:07 am: Panelists Introduction
  • 11:10 am: Panel Begins
  • 11:45 am: Q&A Begins
  • 11:58 am: Closing

Speakers & Moderator:

April Reid – Reliability Engineer at Exelon

April Reid is a Reliability Engineer at Exelon (Pepco). She is originally from Trinidad and Tobago but currently resides in Maryland. Her goal is to live a purpose filled life and wants to open her own business one day. She loves exploring new activities and finding new adventures. 



Crystal Robinson – Manager, Configuration & Document Management





Nick Young – Sr. Director at Progressive

Nick Young is a Sr. Director for Progressive GE which is a global staffing company connecting STEM talent with leading companies in the Power and Utilities, Renewable Energy, and Manufacturing industries. Nick has been in the Staffing Industry for 17 years, focused on Information Technology and Engineering skill sets where identifying top talent is a constant struggle and helping underrepresented groups enter the STEM field has had a major impact to the industry. He has also previously served as a Board Member for Fleurix which aims to increase women pursuing and thriving in technology-related careers.

Michelle Dutemple – Executive Consultant & Horse Guided Empowerment Coach

Michelle is originally from Brazil. As a Latina Woman, she am founding member of SThree USA's first Hispanic and Latinx employee resource group (ERG) and Co-Lead our Women's ERG. She is very passionate about D&I and empowering minorities. Michelle is a  360 Recruiter at Progressive GE in the Renewable Energy Market and Top 10 Permanent Biller at SThree on a global level. Michelle earned her Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from PUC-Rio on full scholarship then her Executive MBA on 80% scholarship which the highest ever granted at BBS and two Post Grad's in Marketing Strategy and Coefficients as Advanced Negotiation studies from Harvard. She is fluent in 4 languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.  Her 12+ years' experience in foreign countries makes made her highly adaptable to different cultures. Michelle loves reading and writing. She writes all the articles for Renewable Article's for Progressive GE's Renewable Blog.