Women & Diversity in Energy
AEE New England
November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Learn about the Department of Energy’s commitment to equity, minority business, workforce development and how to access federal dollars in support of this.
Wednesday, November 9 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Only | Free
Moderated by Shonte Davidson | Supplier Diversity Program Manager – Eversource
Speaker: Shalaya Morissette
Chief, Minority Business and Workforce Division
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
U.S. Department of Energy
Shalaya Morissette is Chief of the Minority Business and Workforce Division in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Department of Energy. She is a highly sought-after collaborator and co-conspirator in the clean technology space. Most recently, she has served in national leadership in the American Association of Blacks in Energy and at National Grid in regulatory compliance and safety. Last year, she took on an additional role as an engineering teacher to 11th and 12th graders in Boston – delivering a curriculum for engineering with energy in mind. Previously serving as the first African American board member of the New England Women in Energy and Environment, she has been devoted to elevating and engaging women and people of color in the energy space. As a Georgia Gwinnett College Alumni Association board member and a committee member for Browning the Green Space, she has been engaged in the nonprofit and higher education space as a strong advocate for elevating minorities in the energy transition. Shalaya’s passion for bringing young people into the clean energy industry has also been supported with her work with Girls Inc and WriteBoston. Shalaya received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia Gwinnett College and her Master of Education degree from Cambridge College. As a lifetime learner, she is continuing her education by pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology with Excelsior College.
More about Shalaya: LinkedIn