Workshop Abstract

Eighty percent of the world’s CO2 emissions are linked to the production and consumption of energy. At the same time, our electrical grid no longer meets the needs of today. In recent years, we’ve seen severe weather knock out electricity to entire cities. And last February, Texans endured the largest forced blackout in U.S. history.

The latest innovations — microgrids, renewables, and digital technologies — are poised to, not just help us avoid these outages and lower carbon emissions, but fundamentally change the way we make and use energy.

This transformation won’t happen on its own. It will require an entire industry to evolve. And the best way to bring in fresh ideas is to shake up the status quo. In this session, Dorothy Siplin, Key Account Manager at Schneider Electric, discusses the path to decarbonization, and outlines the technologies helping us reach net-zero.


Speakers

Kevin Williams, Global Alliance Manager (Moderator)

Shannon Baldwin Davis is the Director of Customer Channel for Schneider Electric. Shannon has over 15 years of commercial experience across energy, electrical distribution, sustainability, and lifecycle services industries.

As a passionate mentor Shannon advocates for recruiting and retaining diverse talent. She promotes employee engagement by establishing strategic partnerships for Schneider Electric’s Black Professional Employee Resource Network (BP ERN) and led the establishment of the Board of Corporate Affiliates partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

Shannon’s philanthropic endeavors include serving on the American Councils for International Education Board of Trustees and serving her local community, promoting children’s growth and development through the Williamson County Area Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Driven by Operational Excellence, Tiffany Chin Moore has a record of achievement in bottom-line impact. Leading with tenacity, her over a 20-year career in Operations across Fortune 500 multinational firms has provided a platform for demonstrated success. She is currently the Senior Director of Quality for Schneider Electric based in Franklin, TN.

Tiffany is a wife and mother in addition to being a dynamic and inspirational leader with vast experience.

Tiffany is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Marquette University.

One of her most recent notable accomplishments is being appointed as a member of the North Carolina State University Engineering Foundation Board.

Dorothy Siplin is a Strategic Solution Executive in EV Mobility for Schneider Electric. She is an Electrical Engineer graduate of the University of Central Florida and in her 15 years of professional industry experience has designed and crafted solutions for Critical Power, EV, Microgrid, Water Waster Water and Commercial clients. Dorothy has a passion for connecting people and building relationships that drive sustainable change and transformation for her clients and her community. She loves to travel, watch old movies, decorate, and volunteer for community-driven initiatives that reach back and pull others up. Dorothy currently resides in Nashville, TN.

Molita Sloan is a problem solver at heart who supports organizational effectiveness by removing blockers to customer happiness and worker satisfaction.

As a Project Leader and Coach, she empowers teams and individuals to be more resilient, adaptable, and centered by helping them drive solutions that move them forward. Molita has spent much of her career in the energy sector, where she focuses on project management, product management and team effectiveness.

Molita is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Western Carolina University. She resides in Nashville TN with her husband and twin daughters.

Charlandra Watson is the Director of the Order Entry & Scheduling Organization for Schneider Electric. She is results-driven, customer-oriented, and an analytical professional with progressive global experience across the energy and flexible packaging and printing industries. She’s a recognized, effective leader who is not afraid to take risks and challenges and is a strong advocate for building diverse teams.

Charlandra Chairs the Board of Directors for Purpose Preparatory Academy and serves as a Board Member for Moves and Grooves, Inc. Her service is due to her passion for quality education for black students while raising awareness and engagement of STEM through the arts. She has a BS in Electrical Engineering and pursuing her Executive MBA from Vanderbilt University. Charlandra currently resides in Nashville, TN, with her husband and three sons.