Resilient Virginia's 8th Annual Green Jobs Forum and Career Fair

Leaders in Energy will conduct its 8th Annual Green Jobs Forum & Career Fair on Thursday, August 26, 2021, from 1:30 – 6:30 pm EDT.  The theme is “The Moment is Now for Green Jobs!”  In the Forum, speakers will examine trends and opportunities for green jobs, those who have landed green jobs will share their tips and advice for finding one, and recruiters in the green arena who provide their insights about the positions they are seeing. 

At the Career Fair, attendees will be able to meet with companies which are hiring, nonprofit organizations offering volunteer positions and helping with job searches, and educators offering green certifications. 

This year, our Forum will be conducted with Resilient Virginia’s annual conference on August 25-27th titled “From Recovery to Resilience – Moving to Vibrant, Healthy and Equitable Communities.”


Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Online
Fee: $20 - $200
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: Janine Finnell
Email: [email protected]


1:30 – 2:00 PM EDT  |  Welcoming Session: The Moment is Now – Green Economy Opportunities

  • Forum Welcome,
  • Janine Finnell, Executive Director, Leaders in Energy
  • Green Economy Overview,
  • Dr. Beth Offenbacker, Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Program Lead & CEO, Waterford Inc.
  • The Moment is Now – Green Economy Opportunities, Keynote Speaker

Peggy Brannigan,
Peggy is Director of Global Environmental Sustainability for LinkedIn. In this role, she drives strategy and programs to achieve sustainability excellence for LinkedIn’s operations and shares best practices and resources to support climate progress for other businesses and individuals. Peggy leads initiatives to implement LinkedIn’s ambitious Carbon Negative, Water Positive and Zero Waste commitments. She established an internal carbon fee and a grantmaking fund to invest in environmental justice. Her team spearheads energy efficiency, renewable energy deployment, innovative green and healthy building standards, and sustainable sourcing. To scale impact and accelerate the global transformation to a green economy, Peggy works cross-enterprise to deploy LinkedIn’s online platform and products to support green companies, green jobseekers, green skill-building and green thought leadership. Peggy also advocates to federal and state governments for green jobs and carbon pricing.

Her prior roles include Sustainability Lead for the US Department of State’s Mission to the Netherlands, strategy consultant to the Global Reporting Initiative, and corporate loan officer for Wells Fargo Bank.


2:00 – 2:55 PM EDT  |  Panel 1: Green Jobs and Career Program Success Stories (Learn from others successfully entering the green workforce)

Moderator: Francois Giraud, Strategic Advisor, LV Health Solutions and Digital Marketing Director, Leaders in Energy


  • Doug Abbott, Program Manager, Education at Alliance to Save Energy
  • Jacqueline Guobadia, Industrial Account Executive, Entergy Louisiana LLC
  • Debbie Prenatt, Sustainability Market Manager, M. Holland Company


3:00 – 3:55 PM EDT  |  Panel 2: Skills and Experience Needed for the Green Economy (Learn from recruiters on what are employers looking for to enter the green job market)

Moderator: Catherine McLean, Founder and CEO at Dylan Green


  • Chloe England, Head of Permanent/Direct Hires, at Piper Maddow (a specialist Renewable Energy and Clean-Tech recruitment firm which has expertise across the following niche verticals: Energy Storage, Solar. Wind, E-Mobility, and Energy Efficiency)
  • Victoria Waye, Director of Customer Success, EnergeiaWorks

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