Leadership Conference for Women in Energy – Europe
January 17-18, 2018
London, United Kingdom

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Overview

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development.  Join Europe’s most successful women leaders in energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organisational change and personal growth.

The programme format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plenitude of networking opportunities.  You’ll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network.  You’ll leave this event with practical strategies, insights and guidance on how to propel your energy career forward.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in energy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify winning strategies that drive career success for women in the energy industry
  • Strategize how women can play to their leadership strengths to improve organisational performance
  • Analyze key trends in the global energy market
  • Define the knowledge, skills and experience you need to reach your goals
  • Assess how to embrace organisational politics and develop influence
  • Evaluate what it will take to meet the region’s changing energy needs
  • Discuss how to navigate through a predominately male industry to reach higher levels
  • Analyze current issues in the renewable energy market
  • Compare male and female executives’ perspectives of women leaders in the industry
  • Design action plans to accelerate positive organisational change and personal growth

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations, panel sessions and group discussion will be used in this event.

Agenda

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

12:00 – 13:00 :: Conference Registration

13:00 – 13:15 :: Conference Welcome


13:15 – 13:45 :: Opening Keynote Address

John Pettigrew, CEO, National Grid


13:45 – 14:45 :: Advancing your Energy Career:  Strategies and Advice from Key Leaders

Great leaders don’t just happen randomly or by sheer luck.  Studies have shown that effective leaders share very similar practices.  In this session, we will discuss how you can leverage winning career strategies to meet industry challenges head on and advance your career.  You will hear three senior level executives share their inspiring personal stories of how they beat the odds to reach the highest levels of their organisations. 

In this session, panelists will share their perspectives as both mentors and mentees on questions such as:

  • What were the essentials to your career progression at the beginning, mid-level, and advanced stages of your career?
  • How did you develop an internal and external network to move your career forward?
  • How important is political saavy and influence and how did you develop these skills?
  • What was the most important thing you did, or did not do, in your climb to the top?

Panel Members:

Blanca Losada, Chief Technology Officer at Gas Natural Fenosa, Chief Executive Officer at Gas Natural Fenosa Engineering

Angeles Santamaria, Iberia and International Director, Iberdrola Renewable Energy, S.A.

Joan Wales, Group Head of S&OR, OB&C, ‎BP International Limited

14:45 – 15:15 :: Networking Break


15:15 – 15:45 :: Keynote:  Closing the Gender Gap for A Cleaner Future

Women hold only a small percentage of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs, and women are largely absent from C-level positions and board memberships. Gender diversity can drive innovation, open new pathways for technology deployment, bring fresh perspectives, and boost the bottom line.  The Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) women’s initiative was launched in 2010 by thirty women and men, three energy ministers, and eight governments with the goal of shifting the status quo in energy professions and enabling greater gender diversity by advancing women’s participation in the clean energy revolution.

In this session, you’ll learn how the participating governments of C3E have a shared commitment to advance women in the energy field in their home-country contexts and how they are undertaking meaningful activities to build opportunities for greater female influence to close the gender gap.

Rachael Brigg, Special Advisor, Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat


15:45 – 16:45 :: Establishing a Valuable Mentoring Relationship

In this session, both mentors and mentees will share their perspectives on questions such as:

  • How do you find, and then approach, a good potential mentor?
  • How do you derive maximum value from the mentoring relationship?
  • What do you believe has been the key to your successful mentoring relationship?
  • How has this relationship enhanced your professional career?

Moderator:

Emma Avignon, Chief Executive Officer, Mentore Consulting

Panelists:

Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

Pratima Rangarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

Chiara Corazza, Managing Director, Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society

Baroness Ruby McGregor Smith, Portfolio Non-Executive Director and Advisory Director, Department of Education and Bath University


16:45 – 17:15 :: Being Your Authentic Self as a Female Leader

Kelly Tomblin, Chief Executive Officer, INTREN L.L.C.

17:15 – 18:15 :: Networking Reception


Thursday, 18 January, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 :: Continental Breakfast


9:00 – 9:30 :: Keynote Address:  Inclusive Leadership- What Does It Take?

Catalyst’s research shows that inclusive leadership positively affects an organisation’s innovation, performance and productivity.  Successful leaders must be mindful of what makes employees feel included, and excluded, and develop skills that can help their companies attain inclusion for the long term.  Characteristics like humility and courage are essential for creating more inclusive, dynamic workplaces.  In this session, you will learn the about skills and techniques needed to drive inclusive leadership.

Allyson Zimmermann, Executive Director, Catalyst Europe AG


9:30 – 10:30 :: Overcoming Gender Roadblocks

As women, we think, act, and lead differently than our male counterparts.   These differences can create some unique challenges in a male dominated work culture.  In this session, we will identify some of those barriers and discuss how you can remove them and use your unique strengths to enhance organisational performance and reach your full potential.  A few of the points to be discussed include:

  • Overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Understanding and using effective communication styles
  • Creating work/life Integration and balance

Moderator:

Nicola Shaw, Executive Director UK, National Grid

Panelists:

Maria Antoniou, Senior Vice President of Human Resource and Executive HR, E.ON

Jenny Larsson, Vice President of Business Unit Heat Sweden, Vattenfall

Lindsay McQuade, Policy & Innovation Director, ScottishPower Renewables

10:30 – 11:00 :: Networking Break


11:00 – 12:00 :: Seizing Opportunities in the Evolving Energy Industry

There are many drivers shaping the energy industry today.  In this session, we’ll look at some of the most critical current issues that are influencing power providers around the globe.  We’ll examine where the energy industry is going and the roles that women can take to move the industry forward.  Discussion will focus on:

  • Key Trends in the Global Energy Market
  • Emerging Issues in the Renewable Energy Market
  • Smart Cities of the Future

Georgina Grenon, Director, 100% Renewable Energy Solutions, ENGIE


12:00 – 12:30 :: Keynote Address: Forming an All Women’s Wind Cooperative

In this session, you will hear the unique story of how a farmer and 9 other women started an all-women wind energy co-operative in Sweden.  The name of the co-operative, Qvinnovindar, combines the Swedish words for wind and women.  Since its founding in 2007, Qvinnovindar has grown to 80 members and invested more than 10 million Krona ($1.5 million) in wind projects.  The company goal is to empower women, boost rural economies, and replace nuclear power with cleaner energy. Qvinnovindar received a regional co-operative of the year award, and has been nominated for a similar prize at the national level. 

Wanja Wallemyr, Chairman, Qvinnovindar

12:30 – 13:30 :: Group Luncheon


13:30 – 14:00 :: Engendering Utilities

USAID’s Engendering Utilities program represents the Agency’s commitment to strengthen energy sector operations and economic growth in developing countries, while promoting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. Specifically, Engendering Utilities seeks to identify best practices for increasing gender equity and increasing the professional participation of women in the energy sector while helping utilities meet their core business goals.  The underlying rationale of this program is that increasing gender diversity and equity in the power sector can provide not only social and public relations benefits, but makes good business sense. By improving the recruitment and professional career paths of women, utilities can effectively expand the pool of talent available and bring new perspectives to their operations.  This three-phase program was launched in 2015 and will conclude in the summer of 2018.  Seven utilities are participating from Jordan, Georgia, Macedonia, Nigeria, and Kenya.  In this session, you’ll learn about the progress and findings of this unique international project.

US AID Speaker


 14:00 – 15:00 :: The Men’s Perspective

It’s imperative that the issue of diversity and women in the workforce include men as active participants. It’s a more constructive dialog when we talk not only amongst ourselves but with men in leadership positions.  If they’re on board with promoting diversity within our organisations, then we’ll see dramatic changes in how women are viewed in the industry and there will be more opportunities for advancement.  In this session, a panel of male energy executives will share their observations and viewpoints on gender specific workplace issues and address questions such as:

  • What have you witnessed obstacles for women in the workplace during your career? Were they successfully addressed and, if so, how?
  • Do you have an example where a perfectly competent qualified woman was unsuccessful in a role and why? Do you have an example where an almost qualified or almost competent woman has succeeded and what made that difference?
  • How can both individuals and the organisation as a whole constructively address barriers such as unconscious bias? How can we work together to effect change and advance an inclusive and equal workforce agenda?

Panelists:

Alan Foster, Chief Financial Officer, National Grid UK

Jonathan Kohn, Vice President, Human Resources, UK/Ireland/Nordics/South Africa, Shell

Søren Dupont Kristensen, Senior Vice President, Electricity System Operator, Energinet

15:00 – 15:30 :: Networking Break


15:30 – 16:00 :: Keynote:  Advancing STEM Education and Careers for Young Women

Narmeen Rehman, Mechanical Engineer, Fuel Route Systems, EDF Energy

Elaine Campbell, Structural Engineer, Atkins Offshore Oil & Gas


16:00 – 17:00 :: Adding Value to your Organisation with a Women’s Resource Group

Women’s Resource Groups (WRGs) are designed to serve as support for members by fostering an inclusive workplace that is aligned with organisational values, goals, and business objectives. 

In this session, you’ll learn the necessary steps to start and maintain a successful WRG and create value within your organisation.  We’ll answer key questions such as:

  • What is a Women’s Resource Group (WRG) and what value can it bring to individuals as well as the organisation as a whole?
  • How do you sell the idea of a WRG and achieve buy-in?
  • What are the key steps necessary to start your WRG?
  • What are some of the key projects your WRG has implemented and what were the results?
  • How do you maintain your WRG over the long term?

Panelists:

Audur Nanna Baldvinsdottir, Business Development Manager, Landsvirkjun, National Power Company of Iceland

Carol Frost, Human Resources Director of Energy Supply & Services, Centrica

Jasmin Kaboni-Voit, LL.M., Senior Legal Counsel, RWE

17:00 :: Conference adjourns

Workshop

Negotiation Skills for Women 

Wednesday 17 January 2018

7:30 – 8:30 :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 12:00 :: Workshop Timing

Overview

Most would agree that negotiation is a critical skill in the workplace regardless of your position.  Yet, research states that women can be reluctant to ask for what they want.  A recent survey shows that only 7% of women attempt to negotiate a higher salary for their first job, compared with 57% of men.  Compounded over a career, the cost of failure to negotiate becomes substantial not only in terms of lost income, but also career advancement, skill utilization, and quality of life.

In this workshop, you will learn the essentials to becoming an effective negotiator.  We will cover:

  • Introducing Negotiation
    • Defining negotiation – what it is and is not
    • Negotiation and leadership
    • Why women sometimes struggle
  • Managing the Negotiation Process
    • Preparation and discovery
    • Negotiation strategies
    • Best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA), options and alternatives
    • Reaching agreement
  • Skills Required of the Negotiator
    • Personal and communication skills
    • EQ and objectivity
    • Diagnostic questions
    • Managing the meeting
    • Dealing with games and conflict
  • Developing a Negotiation Checklist
  • Practical Exercise in Groups

Workshop Instructor

Pippa Isbell, Coach, Mentor and Trainer, Everywoman

Pippa Isbell is a commercially astute business woman with a wealth of hands-on experience, which she now shares through coaching, training and strategic consultancy. She brings a potent blend of entrepreneurial flair, business acumen and a ‘businesslike approach’ to her coaching, with particular expertise in building leadership presence and influence. In 2012, she was named Mentor of the Year in the Women 1st Shine awards. A qualified trainer, she also has a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching awarded by the Academy of Executive Coaching. She is certified to implement the leadership development and coaching tools EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360, which focus on Emotional Intelligence at work. Over the last 6 years, as an Everywoman Associate, Pippa has developed and conducted webinars, spoken at conferences and delivered leadership training for everywoman clients which have included Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Mail and UBM. Until 2013, Pippa was Chief Executive of PRCo Ltd, the integrated public relations and digital consultancy, with offices in London, Paris, Milan, Munich, Dubai, Moscow and New York. Pippa joined PRCo from NYSE quoted Orient-Express Hotels, where she was Vice President, Corporate Communications and a member of the Executive Committee. Pippa is passionate about the advancement of women in business.

About everywoman:  everywoman is an expert in the advancement of women in business. We provide leading edge products and services designed to enhance the existing potential and talents of women in business globally.  Find us at www.everywoman.com.

Speakers

Maria Antoniou, Senior Vice President of Human Resource and Executive HR, E.ON

Emma Avignon, Chief Executive Officer, Mentore Consulting

Audur Nanna Baldvinsdottir, Business Development Manager, Landsvirkjun, National Power Company of Iceland

Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

Rachael Brigg, Special Advisor, Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat

Elaine Campbell, Structural Engineer, Atkins Offshore Oil & Gas

Chiara Corazza, Managing Director, Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society

Alan Foster, Chief Financial Officer, National Grid UK

Carol Frost, Human Resources Director of Energy Supply & Services, Centrica

Georgina Grenon, Director, 100% Renewable Energy Solutions, ENGIE

Jasmin Kaboni-Voit, LL.M., Senior Legal Counsel, RWE

Jonathan Kohn, Vice President, Human Resources, UK/Ireland/Nordics/South Africa, Shell

Søren Dupont Kristensen, Senior Vice President, Electricity System Operator, Energinet

Jenny Larsson, Vice President of Business Unit Heat Sweden, Vattenfall

Blanca Losada, Chief Technology Officer at Gas Natural Fenosa, Chief Executive Officer at Gas Natural Fenosa Engineering

Lindsay McQuade, Policy & Innovation Director, ScottishPower Renewables

John Pettigrew, CEO, National Grid

Pratima Rangarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

Narmeen Rehman, Mechanical Engineer, Fuel Route Systems, EDF Energy

Angeles Santamaria, Iberia and International Director, Iberdrola Renewable Energy, S.A.

Nicola Shaw, Executive Director UK, National Grid

Baroness Ruby McGregor Smith, Portfolio Non-Executive Director and Advisory Director, Department of Education and Bath University

Kelly Tomblin, Chief Executive Officer, INTREN L.L.C.

Joan Wales, Group Head of S&OR, OB&C, ‎BP International Limited

Wanja Wallemyr, Chairman, Qvinnovindar

Allyson Zimmermann, Executive Director, Catalyst Europe AG

Location

Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill
30 Portman Square
Marylebone, London W1H 7BH, UK

To reserve your room, please call +44 20 7486 5800
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is £260.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of 16 – 17 January, 2018.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to 16 December, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.

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Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

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Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 15, 2017 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a £195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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