Out in Energy hosted Shalanda Baker, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the US Department of Energy, on Thursday, September 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM ET at WRI headquarters (10 G Street NE #800, Washington, DC 20002).

During this event, Shalanda Baker discussed her role as the Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and Secretarial Advisor on Equity and how the Department of Energy is embedding justice, equity, and the promises of civil rights into the clean energy transition. She also shared her unique experience as an openly LGBTQ+ U.S. Air Force veteran working in the energy sector and her journey to becoming one of the most sought-after experts in energy law, energy justice, energy policy, and renewable energy development.

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.

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 zstrauss@atlanticcouncil.org. We would also encourage you to join our private LinkedIn community here.


6:30 – 7:00 PM ET
Networking and refreshments

7:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Moderated discussion and Q&A with speakers

7:30 – 8:30 PM ET
Networking and refreshments