2023 CWEEL Breakfast and Keynote Presentation

March 30 | Thursday | 7:30 - 9:00 am

Free breakfast, presentation and networking event* in support of women-owned businesses, and the unique barriers and opportunities these firms encounter in the marketplace.

  • Room 102AB
*Select this event during registration. Event, food and beverage is included for registered attendees.

Sponsored by:


Keynote Speaker: Courtney B. Jenkins, VP and General Manager at ENGIE Services US and VP, Head of Distributed Energy Solutions at ENGIE North America


Courtney has the distinct pleasure of serving as both the Vice President and General Manager of ENGIE Services U.S. and the Vice President and Head of the Distributed Energy Solutions organization within ENGIE North America. ENGIE's national team is focused on engineering, financing, and implementing transformative sustainability solutions for educational, governmental, healthcare and C&I entities across the U.S., with an aim to accelerate the energy transition through the integration and optimization of low-carbon solutions on our customers' sites, including distributed generation, energy efficiency, resiliency, and eMobility offerings.

Prior to these roles, Courtney has served in a series of expansive management positions within key commercial, operational, and strategic leadership functions with ENGIE, OpTerra, and Chevron’s clean-tech division, all of which centered around driving our customers’ sustainability transformations and building high-performing business lines. As a ferocious champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, I had the honor of co-founding our ENGIE Services Women in Networking group and continue to serve on the ENGIE North American Culture and Values Leadership Team (CVLT). Concurrently, Courtney is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO), a leading voice for industry advocacy and policy-shaping in the U.S. market.


About the Sponsor:

RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to more than 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing more than €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass and gas. RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers. RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is responsibly phasing out nuclear energy and coal. Government-mandated phaseout roadmaps have been defined for both of these energy sources. RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. On its way there, the company has set itself ambitious targets for all activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that these emission reduction targets are in line with the Paris Agreement. Very much in the spirit of the company's purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life.