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  • Thursday, June 20th 
    @ Morro bay High school STEAM Arts & Engineering Building
    235 Atascadero Rd, Morro Bay
    Inspiring Dialogue from women in Science, Engineering and Technology
    Pre-registration required
    my805tix.com/events/women-making-waves or call 805.772.4467
    presented by Castle wind LLC and the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce
    bites by Buttercup Bakery & Cafe


  • Welcome Remarks: Dawn Addis

    Dawn Addis is a newly elected Council member in Morro Bay. She was chosen as a Congressional Woman of the Year in 2017 and a Congressional guest at the State of the Union address in 2018. Ms. Addis entered politics during the pink wave of 2018 and won in a landslide. She is a founder of Women's March San Luis Obispo, a non-profit that organizes from the grassroots for a more positive and just future. Ms. Addis is an inspirational public speaker, activist, and organizer.

  • Keynote Speaker: Alla Weinstein

    Alla Weinstein is an engineer and entrepreneur. She has been in the field of marine renewables for the last 20 years. Prior to founding Trident Winds, an offshore wind project development company for deep water, Alla founded and ran two marine renewables technology companies, and an industry association. Prior to the field of marine renewables, Alla managed multimillion-dollar domestic and international projects in the field of aviation working for, and with, Fortune 100 companies like Honeywell and Boeing. She is currently a Governor Jay Inslee’s Energy Appointee to the Washington State Coastal Marine Advisory Council and US DOE appointed C3E Ambassador to the DOE Women in Clean Technology Initiative. Alla has been named one of the ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2018, was ranked 20 in the 2017 Women’s Power List and was named one of the “Top 100 Power People” in the 2016 annual report of the Industry intelligence service, A Word About Wind. Alla is an active member of the American Wind Energy Associations. She is a frequent speaker in the United States and Europe on the development of renewable energy and served as the first President of the European Ocean Energy Association.Born in Moscow, Russia, Alla immigrated to the United States prior to graduating from college. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management. Alla is bilingual with fluency in English and Russian.
    Alla Weinstein currently resides in Seattle, Washington with her family.

  • Kathleen Marcove

    Kathy has devoted her career to developing the workforce with over 20 years experience training professionals in organizational behavior, managing diversity, train the trainer, and strategic planning.  She is the President of Marcove Executive Training providing management and training services for a wide variety of private and public organizations throughout the world most notably the US Peace Corps, Goodwill, Scientific Drilling International, Operation Smile, Primus Auditing Operations, and Terra Livre.
    As a graduate of the American College of Switzerland, Kathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Studies and after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea continued her education earning a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training. 
    She has been a faculty member at Cuesta College since 2000 where she has served as a founding faculty member of the Customer Service Academy and recruited by the college’s Institute for Professional Development to serve as the lead instructor to develop the Supervision and Management Academy.  Additionally, she has been a faculty member teaching business courses for Columbia College and California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. 
    She is a board member of Mission Community Services Corporation the local SBA funded Women Business Center, secretary for the Human Resource Association of the Central Coast, and a mentor to her son Nickolas as a volunteer for the Junior Samaritans building a medical clinic in San Quintin, Baja, Mexico.
    When not finding her bliss through work or traveling as a volunteer, Kathy can be found making jewelry or drawing mandalas, cheering for her daughter Natalya, a goal keeper at Campbell University, hiking with her dogs Jabba The Mutt and Cayenne Pepper, or cooking (then working out) with her soul mate/chef/personal trainer husband Jeff.


  • Dr. Joye M Carter

    The first Black Chief Medical Examiner appointed in the history of this nation was recently named as the first full time forensic pathologist to the Sheriff/Coroner Division in San Luis Obispo County, California. Doctor Carter has served as the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, Harris County (Houston), Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana and was the first Black female to serve as the Deputy Chief of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner department and as a Chief physician of the USAF in the field of Forensic Pathology. Dr. Carter was the first graduate of Howard University College of Medicine to become board certified in forensic pathology and has been triple board certified in Anatomical, Clinical and Forensic pathology throughout her career. Dr. Carter has always been an advocate for fairness in the criminal justice system and often has had to assume the role of single handedly combatting racism and gender bias while maintaining expertise and neutrality in death investigation systems. One of her many mantras has been “Never Give Up” and she continues to do just that! Dr. Carter is an advocate for education in the STEM subjects and early mentoring for students interested in these subjects. Dr. Carter often lectures on science and forensic medicine internationally as well as functioning as an expert witness. Dr. Carter has been involved in National and International Mentoring projects for more than two decades and believes that students need proper introduction to the sciences to attract and retain them for future occupations. Dr. Carter is an author, publisher and professional speaker. She is excited to be involved with the local community of San Luis Obispo in search of health and wellness. She writes about the spiritual side of death investigation and enjoys providing helpful information to help others cope with loss and grief. In her spare time Dr. Joye is a dog lover and animal safety advocate. She is also a community policing advocate and believes in giving youth an opportunity to develop self- esteem and confidence in their abilities. Dr. Carter has been featured in Ebony Magazine, AMA Medical Journal, Black Enterprise and Der Spiegel to name a few. Dr Carter was recently featured in the HBO documentary “Say Her Name, the Sandra Bland Story” as the consulting Forensic Pathologist.

  • Judy Mahan

    Judy Mahan has a dual role as the Incubator Director for Cal Poly CIE at the SLO HotHouse and the Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  At the CIE SLO HotHouse, she leads programming to assist in the business development of over a dozen currently incubating companies.  On the SBDC side, Judy manages the pool of expert consultants who support SBDC clients. With her experience as a corporate and securities attorney, Judy also provides legal guidance to more than 150 company clients within the SLO County SBDC network.

  • Laura Zagar

    Laura Zagar guides clients in the development of multijurisdictional water, energy and infrastructure projects and complex litigation. Laura plays a prominent part in innovative energy, water and infrastructure projects in the Western United States, including proposed offshore wind projects in California and Hawaii, the proposed restoration of the Klamath River through removal of four dams, the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline in Utah and Arizona, and SCE’s completed Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project. She also provides counsel on the innovative recycling of stormwater, agricultural runoff and wastewater for potable and irrigation purposes under development by Monterey One Water. From permitting and environmental regulatory review to completion of construction, Laura directs her clients’ large-scale projects at every stage. Her effective counseling and leadership on projects often require collaboration with environmental, energy and engineering experts on natural and cultural resources, transmission planning, geology, energy modeling, toxicology, fate and transport, remediation and other issues. Laura also advises emerging clean tech companies on regulatory compliance for technologies new to the market

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