Women in Wind Energy Luncheon

30 Mar 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Women in Wind Energy Luncheon

This event is open to all! 

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker: Liz Burdock, President & CEO, Business Network for Offshore Wind

Keynote Remarks

Speaker: Director Elizabeth Klein, Director of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Dream to Reality: Offshore Wind’s Emergence and Increasing Challenges

With its potential to supply clean, utility-scale energy and substantial economic benefit to local communities, offshore wind has broad public support.  Its successful emergence as a major industry in recent years, however, has brought forward significant challenges to navigate on all levels – from sea mammal concerns to questions about community engagement and economic benefit. As a maturing industry, offshore wind must navigate global supply constraints, economic variability, and its place in the public sphere, while fighting off disinformation and politically convenient attacks. Our panel will discuss what is ahead for offshore wind and how industry can adapt to changing economic pressures and public perceptions that naturally come with more success.


  • Moderator: Jessica Bertsch, Sr. Business Development Manager, Spinergie
  • Amanda Lefton, Senior Policy Director, Energy and Climate, Foley Hoag
  • Jamie Lescinski, Director Of Business Development, Boskalis
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs Invenergy
  • Erin Eisenberg, VP, offshore wind, US, bp

Closing Remarks

  • Erin Eisenberg, VP, offshore wind, US, bp


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