In collaboration with the New Zealand Embassy, Out in Energy is delighted to invite you to a hybrid event featuring H.E. Rosemary Banks, Ambassador of New Zealand, and Amanda Simpson, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy and the current Vice President for Research and Technology at AirBus Americas. This event will take place Thursday, November 18 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Eastern at the New Zealand Embassy, and virtually for hybrid participants.

This event is part of a series of Out in Energy engagements designed to inform network members on key energy trends and policies, connect people across the LGBTQI+ community working in energy and climate, and raise overall visibility for LGBTQI+ people working in these fields.

Please register through the portal below to engage remotely via Zoom. Virtual attendees should expect to join at 6:00 PM ET. To attend in-person, please RSVP by emailing Zack at

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to refer someone to join the Network, please do not hesitate to reach out to Zack Strauss at We would also encourage you to join our private LinkedIn community here.


5:30 – 6:00 PM ET
Networking Drinks & Hors D’Oeuvres

6:00 – 6:10 PM EDT
Opening Remarks from Ambassador Rosemary Banks (Virtual Attendees should expect to join at this time)

6:10 – 6:55 PM EDT
Moderated Discussion with Amanda Simpson

6:55 – 7:30 PM EDT
Networking Drinks & Hors D’Oeuvres

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