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Unconscious Bias: What is the Reality?

11th April 2024

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6:00-8:30 PM

FREE

Location

Kings House, Kings House, 242 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JY

Information

Join us to discover the findings of our 2024 Unconscious Bias Survey

An opportunity to network with colleagues & WUN Members.

In conjunction with WUN partner The Marketing Pod discover the findings of the WUN Survey white paper with results and insights from 2024 survey

To share and discuss insights & actions to address issues with opportunities for audience participation.

Chaired by Hayley Monks, WUN Co-Founder & Director & WNS.

Panel

Adam Clarke, MD, TEC

Francesca Stepney , The Marketing Pod.

Sharon Sage, Senior Manager of Public Sector, EDF & WUN Director.

Lucy Ritchie,  Business Development, Correla & WUN Advocate.

Jo Butlin, WUN Co- Founder & Director & EnergyBridge

Further details to follow meanwhile if you have any questions regarding the event please contact [email protected]

Speaker bio:

Adam Clarke, MD, TEC

Adam joined The Energy Consortium (TEC) as MD in 2022. TEC provides industry leading energy risk management and carbon reduction products and services to the Higher Education, Further Education and Museum Groups sector.

Starting his career in commodity trading and asset optimisation, Adam has over 20-years of UK Trading experience. Adam made the switch from Wholesale trading to Energy Retail in 2012, developing energy trading and decarbonisation products for the Industrial & Commercial sector. Whilst at EDF, Adam established the largest renewable offtake portfolio in the UK – including a number of notable Corporate PPAs.

Francesca Stepney – Account Director, The Marketing Pod

Francesca is currently a marketing Account Director for a B2B agency specialising in the energy and utilities industries. Having previously also worked in marketing roles covering the automotive and technology sectors, Francesca has spent most of her career in traditionally male-dominated spaces. Her current employer, The Marketing Pod, was founded by two women and is ranked in the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women list. This background, therefore, has given her extensive insight into the role of women and the challenges and solutions of unconscious bias in the workplace.

Outside of work, Francesca is a film buff who has two dogs and enjoys countryside walks with them and her fiance.

Jo Butlin, WUN Co- Founder & Director & EnergyBridge

Having spent the majority of her career in leadership roles working across the energy sector, Jo has now built a portfolio of Non Executive and advisory roles across the market.

She is Chair of the OFGEM’s ESO Performance Panel, Chair of the Board of Thrive Renewables plc, Chair of the board of The Energy Consortium and a NED of Kensa Group Limited in addition to Board advisory roles to several clients.

She works with organisations and individuals with a passion and ambition for facilitating the transition to a net zero world.

Sharon Sage, Senior Manager of Public Sector, EDF & WUN Director.

I began working as a part-time customer service advisor at EDF in 2006. I worked here for 4/5 years before moving on to a sales operation role. After that I progressed to an Account Manager and then on to a Senior Account Manager. After years of delivering exceptional results, last year, I was promoted to the Senior Manager of the Public Sector. I manage the team who looks after Europe’s largest electricity contract. We are responsible for the sales and service of 19TWh of Public Sector energy volume. I have been resolute in my mission to make the customer’s journey as easy as possible. We do this by educating our customers on the market conditions, energy efficiency, and supporting the public sector’s sustainability initiatives. The work we do aligns with the government’s target to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

I joined WUN as an advocate four years ago & joined the board in 2023. Earlier this year I won the Businesswoman of the Year award.

Lucy Ritchie,  Business Development, Correla & WUN Advocate.

Lucy is an award-winning senior leader in the energy industry, speciLalising in Stakeholder engagement, Client Partner Development & is accomplished in creating successful Business Development Strategies. Working for Correla she has an impressive portfolio of clients across the entire energy industry helping them to navigate the complexities of the energy market. Partnering with them to create cost efficiencies that guide the way forward to a net-zero future through fully adaptable SaaS platforms, comprehensive managed services and unrivalled energy industry knowledge.

Lucy is a passionate believer that greater commitment to diversity and attracting more females and new entrants into the energy industry is a critical factor in achieving the UK government’s commitment to Net Zero emissions by 2050. The energy sector is at the heart of the country’s commitment to a zero-carbon future, and it is the people we are recruiting now that will drive this change. Today’s young recruits will design, develop, build and operate the infrastructure we need to deliver cleaner energy for tomorrow, and they will be our industry leaders in 2050.

Lucy is a mentor & Advocate for WUN a community of women who can connect, support develop and encourage each other. She sits on IGEM ( Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers) Council & Chaired their Midlands Section in 2020 throughout the Covid 19 Pandemic, successfully running a 1 year programme of webinars for the industry being awarded the  Best Section Chair Medal in 2021. She avidly supports & connects her clients to ensure that the workforce is “future proofed” and in recognition of this Lucy was awarded a “Special Recognition Award” in 2019 for her contribution to the energy industry and support of females in the sector at ASCP Safety & Compliance Awards 2019.

 

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