Browning the Green Space Takes Action on Diversifying the Clean Energy Industry

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This article was originally published by Greentown Labs in February 2021.

By Maya Nitzberg

Throughout his career, Kerry Bowie has found himself “in the center of things” as a liaison, a communicator, and a connector—from helping different departments collaborate at Texas Instruments to working in energy and environmental affairs under Massachusetts Governors Deval Patrck and Charlie Baker.

Kerry, managing partner of Msaada Partners, co-founded Browning theGreen Space last year. The nonprofit aims to make clean energy and other climate-related fields more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, with an emphasis on granting fair access to the boundless opportunities presented by the energy transition.

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Kerry in my role as Greentown Labs’ community director, from having him speak at our Climatetech Summit last fall, to working through how Greentown can become a better steward of equity and inclusion, to participating in Browning the Green Space’s steering committee. This February, in honor of Black History Month, Kerry sat down with me for an interview about Browning the Green Space’s approach and its five broad focus areas: careers, companies, capital, contracts, and community.

Over the next year, Browning the Green Space plans to train 100 employers on DEI practices, expose 100 local high school or community college students to clean energy employers, create 100 clean energy jobs for people belonging to underrepresented groups, and much more.

Listen to our conversation below, and learn more about Browning the Green Space here!