This mentorship programs engages successful alumni and professionals to create opportunities for women students, faculty, and staff in the Statler College to maximize their contribution through realizing their full potential. Through one-on-one or group mentoring, we are dedicated to maximize potential and integration.
Virtual Panel discussion: “Women in Male-dominated Industries and Occupations.”
March 8th - International Women’s Day
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Center for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals
Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory
Dianne Anderson is a seasoned and accomplished senior executive with more than 30-years of experience leading energy organizations both at a public corporation and in a research university.
Anderson spent 25 years as an executive at BP, where she held several global leadership positions both nationally, and internationally in London and Krakow, Poland. She was appointed President, U.S. West of Rockies Fuel in 2006, where she led the integration of fuels, refining, supply, trading and Arco marketing. In 2008, she was named the first Executive Director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University, where she recently retired. She currently works for KeyLogic in supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory in purposing decades of lower carbon conversion knowledge to the chemicals industry. Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University. She has completed senior-executive development programs at Harvard, Cambridge University and Northwestern University. In addition, she served as a visiting faculty member in Stanford University’s program on Customer Focused Innovation.
President and Founder, Utility Advantage and Gender Equity Advocate/Consultant
Laurie Wiegand-Jackson is a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman with over thirty years of experience in the energy sector. She is the President and founder of Utility Advantage, a nationally certified WBE and provider of energy consulting services founded in 2003. In 2006, Wiegand-Jackson also established a demand response company in the clean energy and smart grid space which she sold to a technology company in 2015. Over her career she has held positions in engineering, sales, strategic planning, and executive management for utilities, retail energy suppliers, data solutions providers, and an ESCO.
Wiegand-Jackson is also very active in promoting the professional advancement of women in the energy industry. She founded the Council for Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), a division of the International Association of Energy Engineers to promote the professional development and advancement of women in the energy industry. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of CWEEL.
She received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University and she is a Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP). Her achievements include the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Energy Manager Hall of Fame; AEE Distinguished Service Award; NJ Executive Women Policy Makers Award Recipient; and Chair of the Energy/Environment Focus Group for SMART, a US Congressional Initiative.