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WiRE Vancouver Chapter Networking Meet-up: March 2020 (Women Only)

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TCC - 777 Dunsmuir Street, 14th Floor, Vancouver BC, V7Y 1K4

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Elaine Grotefeld
Head, Cleantech Practice, Canada

Odgers Berndtson

Elaine Grotefeld co-leads the Vancouver office of Odgers Berndtson, a global executive search and talent management firm with 5 offices in Canada and operations in 30 countries. She also set up and leads their Cleantech Practice for Canada, and is the 'Coordinator' for their growing Global Cleantech Practice. Elaine works with innovative and purpose-driven organizations to help them identify, attract and secure enabling leadership talent. Cleantech is a key focus area, broadly defined by Elaine as 'any specific innovation that is radically or incrementally addressing an environmental challenge'. Renewable energy is absolutely central this. A few local cleantech companies Elaine has worked with to date include: Ballard, Minesense, Cooledge Lighting, Evok Innovations and Loop Energy. Elaine brings over 20 years of international executive search experience and has worked in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vancouver.

Following eight years with IBM in London and Vancouver, Elaine kicked off her recruitment career in Hong Kong, by helping international technology companies set up or expand in Asia-Pacific. In Singapore, she set up a successful technology practice for a US-based boutique search firm, and worked with Braithwaite Steiner Pretty, who was later acquired by Odgers Berndtson. Elaine has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Cambridge University. She is a volunteer with Dress for Success, and also promotes clean technology, action against climate change, and promoting/encouraging women in leadership and board roles. She has two children scarily grown-up already and wants to be a novelist when she grows up. Elaine very much enjoys meeting like-minded women who want to help save the planet, and runs a well-attended Women in Cleantech networking group in Vancouver, hosting 3 4 speaker/cocktail events per year. This is an 'in real life' networking group, so you won't find it on facebook or linked in. Elaine is always delighted to welcome new women in cleantech to the group; just ask her at our next WIRE Event or email her on elaine.grotefeld@odgersberndtson.com. The next event will be a gathering during GLOBE 2020, on Wed Feb 12th from 5 7pm at Koffee on West Pender (where coffee will NOT be served!). Please contact Elaine if you'd like to come.


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