Electric Ladies Podcast - Women Leaders Discuss Careers, Trends, Technologies and Innovation in Energy, Climate, and Corporate Responsibility

Electric Ladies Podcast - Women Leaders Discuss Careers, Trends, Technologies and Innovation in Energy, Climate, and Corporate Responsibility

Women leaders discuss careers, innovation, technologies and trends in energy, climate and corporate responsibility in inspiring conversations with journalist, business leader and coach, Joan Michelson. (Formerly known as Green Connections Radio.)

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October 19, 2021 39 min

“We did see that the industry accelerated its energy transition and many of the companies, during the height of the pandemic, were announcing their zero goals… and announced production cuts going forward over the next decade through automation and looking for opportunities to do this, and the pandemic was certainly an accelerator.” Katie Pavolvsky, Deloitte Energy on Electric Ladies Podcast

Energy consumption and prices plummeted d...

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“Companies are really recognizing that this concept of greenwashing, and these bold ambitious assertions that they can’t back up, that’s no longer, that’s not transparency. That is risk, and that exposing an organization to very concrete reputational and other risks….I think it’s all about transparency driving trust, but it has to be credible, it has to be authentic and it has to be meaningful.”

Kristen Sullivan, Deloitte Sustainab...

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“Your risk fingerprint is… a combination of genetic,… your innate personality… It also interacts with other things, your experiences….And lots of social influences, whether it's within your organization or your country, your culture, your peer group, within your family, and all of those things come together. And they pretty much tell you what it is that you care about, what you value, what you're ready to risk losing or not...

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“We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they're following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….and we have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric Ladies Podcast

The transportation sector is transforming, from GM’s announcement that they are elimi...

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“SolaREIT works with a lot of community solar developers. When a landowner wants to tie up their land or farm their land for solar for a community project, we can come in and be the land financing solution.” Laura Pagliarulo on Electric Ladies Podcast

As more communities want solar, and don’t have access to their own solar panels, such as in apartments or condos, they are looking for more creative solutions. The Energy Department i...

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September 16, 2021 2 min

Short trailer for the Electric Ladies podcast. 

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“There's this amazing thing that we think should happen, which is right now physically impossible. That's fine. Let's talk about that. Let's dig down to the technical gap that needs to be filled to enable that new disruptive pathway to start.”

Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E on Electric Ladies Podcast

To truly address climate change, we need to pivot to a zero-carbon economy, and that means finding ways to fuel our energy-de...

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“This is very much a jobs plan….It deals with four interwoven challenges…The first is the post-pandemic reality, the second is the economic downturn, the third is the climate crisis, and the fourth is inequality and racial equity… The general theme is that the road to economic recovery is through climate action..”

Anne Kelly, Ceres.org on Electric Ladies Podcast

Hurricane Ida was a different kind of wake-up call, because it showed ...

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Earth’s Data Speaks - Olivia Martin, USAFacts.org

“Really use the information…We hope that it helps you develop opinions… (that help you) vote, contact your representatives…We really hope that this report among others will empower…people and as voters to, to use the data, to hold their government accountable.”

Olivia Martin, USAFacts on Electric Ladies Podcast

 

What is the Earth saying this year? We see lots of reports from variou...

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"#MeToo as an idea isn’t new....(W)omen journalists (have been) shedding light on the obstacles, indignities, and violence women face in the workplace....(since) the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when a significant cohort of women entered the newspaper industry." Lori Harrison-Kahan in an OpEd on CNN.com

August 18th is the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which ratified women’s right to vote. What most people ...

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“For healthcare grade disinfection, the EPA has certain requirements….that you test against, and those lab reports, we showed 100% kill in one minute, which is actually really impressive, because most toxic products they use in hospitals for disinfectants take 10 minutes, have to be reapplied multiple times to stay wet for 10 minutes, and only have a 95% kill rate and still be approved by the EPA for healthcare grade disinfection.”...

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“Any product that is used to construct the building, finish the building, or furnish the building is comprehended within our standard,” Wendy Vittori on Green Connections Radio

The green building sector is booming, and expected to grow to $433 billion by 2024, in efforts to combat climate change, since buildings comprise 40% of U.S. carbon emissions.  But, as we wait for answers to what exactly caused the Champlain Towers in Surfsi...

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“I learned that we are all capable of so much more than we think we are, until we push ourselves. We all have these reserves that I don’t think we use anymore…Keep looking for those parts of yourself that you have ignored.” Tracy Edwards on Green Connections Radio

Are you going boating this summer? Listen to this fascinating interview with Tracy Edwards on her adventure captaining the first all-female crew in the world's most d...

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Women did not have the right to vote when the U.S. was founded; that's a fact many still do not know.

With voting rights under siege again today, listen to the group of prominent women journalists and an historian talk about the women journalists behind the scenes using their stories, influence and access to help the 19th Amendment, which acknowledged women have the right to vote, ratified 101 years ago.

Panelists include: Anna...

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Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson interviewed by Cherice Taylor on career advice. Cherice Taylor's show is targeted to students, but the advice we share is relevant to any career levels.

One topic we talk about is how to stay focused on your own goals, in an era when we are bombarded by distractions - from social media to emails to texts to traditional media and the people in our lives.

You might also want t...

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“Any concrete new mixture, whether it’s embodied carbon or flyash or any other innovation in making concrete more sustainable one way or the other in terms of the material itself, those are all tested through a rigorous standardized process.” Elizabeth Thompson, USGBC on Green Connections Radio podcast

As our hearts go out to the people in Surfside, Florida coping with the loss of their loved ones and friends in the catastrophic bu...

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Sustainability is an international challenge and therefore so are the challenges to innovate to meet sustainability goals.  Women play an important role in innovating, especially for sustainable solutions, because women have always had to find "another way" to address business, policy and societal challenges.

Listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson on the "Seeking Sustainability Live" podcast from Japa...

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Do you enjoy your own company? Really. Do you?

Many of us have been spending a lot of time alone lately due to the pandemic (unless of course, you have kids living at home, in which case you probably wish you had more time alone).

We can see being alone as miserable and waste the time complaining and binge-ing, or we can see being alone as the gift of quiet time, as an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate our own company.  Psychothe...

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Goal-setting is a year-long and life-long process. No matter your age, status, or career industry, if you're human being, you have goals, things you want to accomplish in your life.

Here is a podcast of a process that I presented in a goal-setting workshop earlier this year. I cover both career and personal goals - approaching it holistically, since it's all important to your happiness and feeling of success.

Please have a ...

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“…You have to know when to you have to know an opportunity when it's in front of you and you have to have the courage to take that opportunity…” That's a quote from GCR Host Joan Michelson on On Point Talk with Carlette Christmas.

This week we air an episode that was previously only available on our youtube page - Joan Michelson as a guest on another podcast, On Point Talk with Carlette Christmas.

Here are some key points d...

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