By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas
January 30-31, 2019 | Houston, TX

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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 the nation’s most successful women leaders in oil & gas as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth. 

The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude 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 oil & gas career forward.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in oil & gas.

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Learning Outcomes   

  • Identify winning strategies that drive career success for women in the oil and gas industry
  • Strategize how women can play to their leadership strengths to improve organizational performance
  • Analyze key trends in the global energy market
  • Determine how you can derive maximum value from a mentoring relationship
  • Define the knowledge, skills and experience you need to reach your goals
  • Discuss how to navigate through a predominately male industry to reach higher levels
  • Learn to adapt to a changing environment in order to seize future opportunities
  • Engage men in the workplace to become of agents of change
  • Design action plans to accelerate positive organizational 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 each workshop.

 

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, January 30, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Conference Welcome


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Keynote Address: Why is Enough Never Enough?

Deanna Jones, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Marathon Oil


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Three Women’s Journeys to the Top

Although women’s participation in the labor force has dramatically expanded in the last 30 years, the energy industry lags behind as an employer of women.  According to a recent report, only 23.3% of energy employees in the U.S. are female and a mere 12.7% of women occupy executive officer positions.  In this session, three senior level executives will share their inspiring personal stories of how they beat the odds and navigated through a predominately male industry to reach the highest levels of their organizations. 

Questions to be answered include:

  • What were the essentials to your career progression at the beginning, mid-level, and advanced stages of your career?
  • How did you form and utilize relationships and networks to move career forward?
  • What was the most important thing you did, or did not do, in your climb to the top?
  • What is your most important “leadership mantra”?

Moderator:

Elizabeth Myers, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP

Panelists:

Deanna Farmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Enable Midstream Partners

Megan Prout, Senior Vice President, Commercial Law and Litigation, Plains All American Pipeline L.P.

Shandell Szabo, Vice President, U.S. Exploration, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:30 – 4:30 p.m. :: Deriving Maximum Value from Mentor and Sponsor Relationships 

Strong mentor and sponsor relationships are imperative to your professional development and the advancement of your career, as well as to help other new leaders to rise.  In this session, panelists will give their perspectives as both mentors and mentees and as sponsorship participants.  They will share their experiences and address questions such as:

  • How do you find, and then approach, a good potential mentor?
  • How do you get maximum value from the mentoring relationship?
  • What has been the key to your successful mentoring relationship?
  • What is the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and how do you secure the latter?
  • How have mentor and sponsor relationships enhanced your professional career?

Moderator:

Tandra Jackson, Principal, KPMG

Panelists:

Donna KJ Birbiglia, Vice President Wells, Performance and Planning, Shell International

Bonnie Black, Vice President, Permian Well Planning, Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Jane Gasdaska, Change Lead for Business Transformation, Phillips 66


4:30 – 5:15 p.m. :: Keynote:  Leadership at All Levels

Leadership at all levels includes personal leadership, interpersonal leadership, and corporate leadership.  In this session, the speaker will share stories from her career, and demonstrate how and why anyone can practice leadership, regardless of position or tenure.  Even at the most senior levels, we need to invest and reinvest in our own personal leadership growth.  You will hear insights of excellence in each of these areas, and challenges along the way. 

Key points will include:

  • Personal Leadership – making decisions and owning it, job one is doing well in your current role, and the importance of self-awareness
  • Interpersonal Leadership – helping others to be successful, digging deep when challenges come along, and assuming good intent
  • Corporate leadership – courage of conviction, creating opportunity, and not waiting to be asked

Carol J. Lloyd, Senior Strategy Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Thursday, January 31, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Keynote:  Exploring the Root Causes of Gender Gaps in the Workplace

Stereotypes and unconscious biases create barriers to inclusion, performance, engagement and ultimately innovation.  Catalyst research examines today’s work environments and employees’ experiences within them, and by doing so reveals gaps in women’s and men’s experiences at work.  During this session, we will explore the barriers and root causes of gender gaps in the workplace and provide solutions to overcoming these barriers and creating workplaces in which all talent can thrive.  

Martha Feeback, Senior Director, Corporate Relations, Catalyst


9:15 – 10:15 a.m. :: Panel Session:  Overcoming Career Roadblocks

In this session, the panel members will share their personal experiences in dealing with gender related obstacles and successful strategies and tactics they have employed to overcome them.  Topics will include:

  • The unwritten rules of the workplace
  • Gender stereotyping and unconscious bias
  • The importance of role models to break down barriers to advancement
  • Work-Life Effectiveness

Moderator:

Martha Feeback, Senior Director, Corporate Relations, Catalyst

Panelists:

Tolu Ewherido, Vice President, Technical, ExxonMobil Exploration

Kimberly D. Krieger, Vice President of Operations, BP US Onshore

Kim McHugh, Vice President of Drilling and Completions, Chevron

Jill Ramshaw, Human Resources Director, Marathon Oil

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: Global Energy Trends

The global energy landscape is rapidly changing. Traditional centers of demand are being overtaken by fast growing emerging markets. The energy mix is shifting, driven by technological improvements and environmental concerns. More than ever, the energy industry needs to adapt to meet those changing needs and demands.  In this session, we’ll look at current key areas of change and what the short term and long term future of energy will look like.

Speakers to be Announced


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Keynote:  Must Be Present to Win: How Leaders of Any Generation Can Excel in Today’s Changing Environment

As technology, markets, and commodity prices change daily, one thing remains constant – leaders must be present to win. Whether a millennial or a boomer, the demands of our workforce and office cultures require intentional, flexible, and engaged leaders. The great crew change is underway, and we must be poised to adapt to a changing environment in order to effectively seize future opportunities.

Sarah Sandberg, Senior Director of Communications and Public Relations, DCP Midstream

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:30 – 2:15 p.m. :: Keynote:  The Elephant in the Room – The Intersection of Corporate Culture and Diversity  

Paula Glover, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)


2:15 – 2:30 p.m. :: Mindful Movement

Madonna McManus, The Atrium Yoga Studio

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Engaging Men as Agents of Change

In order to really move the needle on gender equality in the workplace, it’s imperative to get men on board as partners and advocates.  In this session, you’ll learn how a leading energy company has launched a program designed to help men become influential role models to their male peers and act as agents of change to create an inclusive workplace.  You’ll hear about the success and measurable impact of the program to date, and future plans for global expansion.

Katrina Hoffman, Senior Earth Scientist and Global MARC Program Director


4:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Keynote:  From Overwhelmed to Adding Value

It’s not easy to feel strong and confident in a business world where constant change is the norm and demands can feel relentless. Successful leaders have always delivered results.  Today, even this has evolved.  Leaders are expected not only to solve existing issues but, more importantly, they are expected to test limits and continuously improve performance. Today’s results are never good enough for tomorrow.  The key is how fast and effectively leaders can find and solve issues to improve the business – beyond what anyone thought possible. Expectations can be overwhelming. 

The choice to be a leader takes courage and stamina, requiring us to be experts in our areas (even if it is new), to influence and drive interfaces in a company, to make courageous decisions, and find innovative approaches to undefined challenges.  This session looks at how we can respond to complicated, difficult, and even chaotic situations, while building our credibility and capacity to lead.  The speaker draws on her own experiences with potentially overwhelming roles to share ideas on how to simplify the complex, maintain perspective, build these interfaces and find a manageable path forward.  Ultimately, these skills shape our professional identities as people who can deliver valuable results – personally and professionally.

Vineeta Maguire, Vice President, Supply Management, Encana Corporation

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. :: Closing Remarks

5:00 pm. :: Conference adjourns

Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshop

Post Conference Workshop


Take Charge of Your Career – and Life – Through a Lifetime of Learning

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration  & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 11:30 a.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

Ever wonder where your career is headed? Perhaps you’re not in the role you thought you’d be by now or you’ve been looking for new challenges. Alternatively, you may be progressing well, but are not sure how to get to the next great opportunity. What steps can you take to keep moving forward? 

The Lifetime of Learning process was created for the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) Technical Women’s Network and rolled out in Spring 2017. This voluntary process encourages continuous growth and learning and is available to anyone interested in identifying how to better leverage their unique skills and talents. In this session, you will experience elements of the Lifetime of Learning framework, including a chance to explore the skills and characteristics impacting your success, and action planning for capitalizing on strengths and development opportunities.  

Anyone interested in growth and self-improvement is an excellent candidate for this process. Determine the path you want to be on, what you want to learn and the best way to learn it. Don’t wait for others to manage your career, YOU take charge!

Learning Outcomes/Agenda

Are you there yet?

Complete a self-evaluation to help you recognize realities and explore ways to lead your own longer-term career development versus waiting for growth experiences to come to you.


Feedback: It’s Important

Get more comfortable with actively seeking meaningful feedback. Learn and practice ways to ask for it, effectively hear it, analyze key takeaways and decide how to apply it.


Develop Your Plan

Brainstorm ideas for development activities to build key competencies and use planning tools to design your pathway to growth.


Keep on Track

Construct milestones that allow for flexibility but maintain forward momentum. Take home additional tips and templates to support key actions.

 

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint, group discussion, and interactive Q&A will be used in this workshop.

Workshop Instructors

Rebecca (Becky) Wingenroth, Technical Leader, Principal, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

In her role as Technical Leader, Principal, Becky supports strategic initiatives for Distributed Energy Resources, serving as  EPRI’s liaison for the New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceedings.  Becky has held leadership positions for an investor-owned utility, state government and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of Rates, Customer Service and Community & Economic Development, initiating international business development and testifying in rates cases in several state jurisdictions.  Becky has served on several boards at the international, national and local levels and was the co-chair of TEAM Pennsylvania, an organization coordinating over 500 business leaders.  She is formerly a chairman of EPRI’s Technical Women’s Network and led EPRI’s efforts for the Lifetime of Learning Process.  She has a BS in Mathematics (Kutztown University) and a MSM in Management (Purdue University).

Brittany Westlake, Brittany Westlake, Engineer Scientist III, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

At EPRI, in the Energy Storage and Distributed Generation Program, Brittany works to understand battery and storage technology performance characteristics and the role they play in a variety of applications from stationary storage to the transportation sector.  As part of EPRI’s Technology Innovation Scouting Program, she tracks research and development of emerging energy storage technologies to identify ones with potential for the electric utility grid.  Brittany also works on understanding end-of-life and recycling implications of batteries and energy storage systems to enable utility planning as they deploy these grid systems.  Prior to joining EPRI, she worked as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy.  She has a BS in Chemistry (University of Georgia) and a MS and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).


Learning to Ask: Women and the Power of Negotiation

Friday, February 1, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing

Overview

By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career.  Research reveals that men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications.  Convinced that negotiation requires bluffing, steamrolling, and playing hardball, many women avoid negotiating whenever they can.  Whether they want higher salaries, better career opportunities, or more help at home, women are hesitant to ask for what they want. They pay for this decision in every aspect of their lives—in lost income, delayed career advancement, and under-utilization of their skills at work. They also pay in strained relationships and health problems at home. These are losses women don’t need to suffer.

By mastering a few basic principles, planning carefully, and practicing, anyone can become an effective negotiator. Using a combination of lectures, interactive exercises, case studies, videos, and group discussion, we will explore the internal and external barriers that can prevent you from asking for what you need and deserve—and show you how to overcome your socially imposed reluctance to negotiate.  In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Evaluate the economic value of your work
  • Set the right targets for your negotiations
  • Employ best practice negotiating strategies that have been shown to work especially well for women
  • Explore ways to maximize your bargaining power
  • Rehearse and practice your negotiations beforehand
  • Acquire techniques to manage the anxiety often felt when negotiating
  • Recognize many more opportunities to negotiate

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

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

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint, video, group discussion, and interactive exercises will be used in this workshop.

Workshop Instructor

Sara Laschever

Sara Laschever is an author, editor, and cultural critic who has spent her career investigating the obstacles, detours, and special circumstances that shape women’s lives and careers.  She is the co-author of two groundbreaking books about women and negotiation, Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want.  Her work has been published by The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Harvard Business Review, Vogue, Glamour, and many other publications.  Sara is frequently cited in the media as an expert on the persistence of the wage gap, women and conflict resolution, work-life balance issues, and the multiple factors influencing women’s long-term career success. She lectures and teaches workshops about women and negotiation for corporate audiences, universities, law firms, government agencies, and women’s leadership conferences. She is a founding faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women and the Academic Coordinator for the WIN Summit, a global women’s conference focused on women and negotiation.

Speakers

Confirmed Speakers

Donna Birbiglia, Vice President Wells, Performance and Planning, Shell

Bonnie Black, Vice President, Permian Well Planning, Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Tolu Ewherido, Vice President, Technical, ExxonMobil Exploration

Deanna Farmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Enable Midstream Partners

Martha Feeback, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

Paula Glover, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Blacks in Energy

Jane Gasdaska, Change Lead for Business Transformation, Phillips 66

Katrina Hoffman, Senior Earth Scientist and Global MARC Program Director, Chevron

Tandra Jackson, Principal, KPMG

Deanna Jones, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Marathon Oil

Kimberly D. Krieger, Vice President of Operations, BP US Onshore

Carol J. Lloyd, Senior Strategy Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation

Vineeta Maguire, Vice President, Supply Management, Encana Corporation

Kim McHugh, Vice President, Upstream Drilling, Chevron

Elizabeth Myers, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP

Megan Prout, Senior Vice President, Commercial Law and Litigation, Plains All American Pipeline

Jill Ramshaw, Director, Human Resources, Marathon Oil

Sarah Sandberg, Senior Director, DCP Midstream

Shandell Szabo, Vice President, U.S. Exploration, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Location

The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria

5011 Westheimer at Post Oak Blvd

Houston, TX 77056

Reserve your room:

please call 1-713-960-8100 (Please say the name of the event when calling)

Click here to book online.

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of January 29 – 31, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$249.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to December 29, 2018.

Venue Information

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/local-things-to-do/houow-the-westin-oaks-houston-at-the-galleria/

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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

EventEarly Bird Before
Friday, January 11, 2019
Standard RateAttendees
Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & GasUS $ 1295.00US $ 1495.00

This event has the following workshops:

Take Charge of Your Career – and Life – Through a Lifetime of LearningUS $ 495.00
US $ 595.00
Learning to Ask: Women and the Power of NegotiationUS $ 595.00
US $ 695.00

Take advantage of these discounts!

  • Attend the Conference and both workshops and pay US $ 2,195.00 per attendee (save US $ 190.00 each)
  • Attend the Conference and any 1 workshop and save US $ 95.00 per attendee

Register 3 Send 4th Free!

Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees to these conferences may send 1 FREE for every 3 delegates registered. Please note that all registrations must be made at the same time to qualify.

Cancellation Policy

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 28, 2018 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $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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