Monica Murphy Amps Up DC EcoWomen’s EcoHour with Chevy Volt
September 21, 2011 2:00 pm ET
On Sept. 20, Monica Murphy, GM’s Manager of Advanced Technology Demonstration Programs for the Eastern Region, had the pleasure of addressing a diverse group of eco-conscious professional women at Teaism, an Asian-inspired teahouse, located in D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood.
DC EcoWomen, the founding chapter of a now national women’s organization dedicated to creating a healthy and equitable society, is a group with more than 2,000 members. Every month, the D.C. chapter holds an EcoHour where a successful woman in the environmental field is invited to discuss her job and offers career advice. Monica was thrilled to be a part of this intimate speaker series, and GM was honored to be this chapter’s first corporate and automaker participant.
The feeling was mutual, as more than 30 guests listened intently to Monica discuss a variety of topics ranging from her successful career progression through what has historically been a male-dominated industry, to the exciting advanced eco-friendly technology behind alternative fuel vehicles such as the Chevrolet Equinox Hydrogen Fuel Cell, hybrid SUVs and of course the Chevrolet Volt.
The evening concluded with a close knit, well-received vehicle tour of the two Volts on display outside Teaism. Monica answered questions and demonstrated the car’s user-friendly technology, pulling out the Volt’s on-board charge cord and lighting up the info center dashboard, complete with LCD screens that display battery power, range to recharge and an efficiency gauge. “This is amazing,” was one positive comment overheard among many.
Click here to check out photos from last night’s EcoHour.