Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas

Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas

January 23-24, 2024 | Houston, TX and Online

“Authentic real conversations from participants, presenters and panelists. Well worth the time to participate. Will definitely be back.” VP Human Resources, Marathon Oil

“The EUCI Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas was one of the most worthwhile, stimulating and efficient conferences I have been to.” Sr. Reservoir Engineer, Tellurian

“Thoroughly enjoyed the conference. It was truly empowering, and the speakers were inspiring.” Lead Analyst, Energy Transfer Partners

“This conference was an excellent learning and growing opportunity for leadership at all levels! Highly recommend.” Facilities Engineer II, Pioneer Natural Resources

“I have been intrigued, empowered and encouraged.” Engineering Technician, Noble Energy

“Relevant, practical advice to apply to my career and take back to my organization.” HR Manager, ExxonMobil

“Extremely professional and inspiring conference! Outstanding panelists and keynote speakers!” Project Manager Environmental Scientist, GHD Services Inc.

The oil & gas industry is at a pivotal moment, poised for transformation and innovation. However, studies reveal that women represent only 15% of the workforce in this sector. To drive change and foster diversity, women leaders need to unite to attract and advance female talent. The goal of this event is to empower professionals to progress in this traditionally male-dominated field.

This unique conference brings together dynamic women leaders in the oil & gas industry to expedite organizational evolution and personal growth. The program is designed to feature keynote addresses, informative panel sessions, and abundant networking opportunities. Register now for this exclusive chance to learn from the foremost women in the oil & gas sector.

Learning Outcomes   

  • Discuss strategies for navigating career advancement in the Oil & Gas sector
  • Discover how to communicate more assertively
  • Discuss how to engage men for gender equality
  • Explain best practices for impactful and authentic communication
  • Discuss strategies to build a pipeline for women leaders in your organization
  • Assess the role of women in shaping the energy transition
  • Describe key oil & gas trends: innovation & sustainability
  • Discover how emotional intelligence can enhance leadership skills
  • Identify strategies to empower the next generation of women leaders
  • Discuss how to overcome career challenges and move from middle management into leadership roles



Tuesday, January 23, 2024 : Central Time

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Registration / Log In

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing


1:00 – 1:30 p.m. :: Keynote/Welcome Address

Leading with Purpose & Resilience

Chad Zamarin, EVP Corporate Strategic Development, Williams

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. :: Panel: Navigating Career Advancement in the Oil & Gas Sector

In this industry that constantly evolves, women face unique challenges and opportunities as they climb the corporate ladder. This session brings together industry leaders to share their insights, strategies, and personal experiences, offering valuable guidance for navigating career advancement.

  1. Navigating Career Paths: choosing the right career trajectory
  2. Skills & Competencies Needed for Success
  3. Overcoming Challenges

Crystal Heter, SVP & Chief Operating Officer, Tallgrass Energy

Deana Werkowitch, VP Business Optimization, Crestwood Midstream

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. :: Working Session: Assertive Communication

Join us for an engaging working session designed to equip female professionals in the industry with the essential skills and strategies for effective communication and self-advocacy. In this session, we will explore the power of assertive communication and how it can help women in the industry overcome barriers, advocate for themselves, and navigate the often-male-dominated landscape.

During this interactive session, you will:

  • Discover the art of assertive expression, allowing you to confidently voice your ideas, needs, and opinions
  • Develop techniques to communicate with impact and influence while maintaining respect and professionalism

You will leave this session with increased confidence, improved self-advocacy skills, and a deeper understanding of how assertive communication can contribute to your career success in the Oil & Gas industry.

Theresa Byrne, CPF, CPQC, Certified Mindset Coach

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. :: Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Gender Equity: The Power of Allies

Men play a pivotal role in the journey toward gender equity. This session will deliver proven strategies and practical insights on engaging male allies effectively to advance the mission of creating a more inclusive and equitable industry.

Greg Martini, Director of Sales, North America, TE Connectivity

Terri Beaugh, Regional Sales Manager, TE Connectivity


Wednesday, January 24, 2024 : Central Time

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast / Log In

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing


9:00 – 9:45 a.m. :: Welcome Message

Camilo Amezquita, VP GM Northwest Pipeline, Williams


9:45 – 10:15 a.m. :: Group Networking Activity

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

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. :: The Future of Energy: Innovation and Sustainability

In a rapidly evolving world, the energy industry finds itself at a pivotal crossroads, one where innovation and sustainability are no longer mere buzzwords but essential cornerstones of its future.

As we navigate the complexities of an ever-changing global landscape, it is crucial to explore industry trends:

  • Innovation in Energy: Discover the latest breakthroughs and technologies that are reshaping the energy sector. Explore how innovation is driving efficiency, reducing environmental impacts, and promoting competitiveness in a changing market.
  • Sustainability as a Core Strategy: Understand the critical role of sustainability in the energy industry. Learn from successful case studies and practical insights.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships: Highlight the significance of cross-industry collaboration, government partnerships, and international cooperation in achieving a sustainable energy future.

Susan Fakharzadeh, Former VP, Great Western Petroleum

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Working Session: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

In this interactive session, attendees will uncover the significance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in leadership. EQ enhances decision-making, conflict resolution, and team dynamics. Attendees will engage in hands-on exercises and group discussions to develop and practice emotional intelligence skills. This working session offers a unique opportunity for participants to engage actively in discussions, network with peers, and develop practical skills that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.

Samantha Richardson, VP-Commercial Operations, Tallgrass

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders

The future of the oil and gas industry hinges on the remarkable talent and innovative leadership of the next generation. In this session we will explore how these rising stars are challenging and reshaping industry norms, fostering diversity and inclusion, and advocating for sustainable practices.

This session offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and learn from the achievements of young women who have not only defied stereotypes but are actively shaping the future of the oil and gas industry.

Catalina Consuegra, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead, Marathon Oil

Lindsey Rider, Director of EHS, Caerus Operating

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: PANEL: Best Practices for Career Growth: Skills to Get Ahead

In this final session, these distinguished leaders will share their invaluable experiences, lessons learned, and best practices that have propelled them into their current roles. Discover the key skills and strategies that will empower you to advance in your career.

  • Hear from our panelists about their personal journeys within the oil and gas sector, including the challenges they faced and the strategies they employed to advance through the ranks.
  • Gain insights into the crucial skills and competencies that have been instrumental in the success of our panelists.
  • The oil and gas industry presents unique challenges, especially for women. Our panelists will share their experiences in overcoming gender-related barriers and offer strategies for resilience and success.

This final session offers a golden opportunity to tap into the wisdom and expertise of seasoned leaders in the oil and gas industry.

Amy Shank, VP Safety & Operational Discipline, Williams

Pippa Zimmerman, VP, Operations, BPX

Jennifer McGee, VP, Customer Relations & Strategic Development, Manhattan Pipeline


Defeating Your Inner Bully

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 : Central Time

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast / Log In

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


We’ve all done it. We’ve all been there. “You idiot!” “Why weren’t you paying attention!” “What were you thinking!” “That was stupid stupid stupid!” We’ve yelled at ourselves and beat ourselves down. And when we’re struggling, this voice gets increasingly loud, even starting to drown out all those positive mantras, affirmations, and any successes we experience. Why? Because most of us have a lot of negative external (and internal) input to overcome! The inner bully is a not-so-friendly voice or feeling within us constantly reminding us of our mistakes or failures from the past. Or what we don’t like about ourselves. Many up-and-coming female leaders must overcome these negative thoughts, sometimes referred to as “imposter syndrome”, as they advance into senior roles. In this workshop you’ll gain skills to:

  • Stand up to your inner bully by catching it and looking it straight in the eye
  • Acknowledge where the bully comes from, and instead of battling it, just hear it
  • Stop letting your inner bully run what you do or don’t do

Attend this workshop to learn what your bully is saying and gain the skills to turn down its voice and regain the power in your life!

Learning Outcomes

  • Define Imposter Syndrome & the language of your inner bully
  • Gain insight into origins of negative thoughts
  • Develop strategies to overcome negative thoughts 
  • Explore best practices for gaining core confidence
  • Identify methods to take back your power and find your inner warrior

Workshop Instructor

Theresa Byrne, CPF, CPQC

Theresa Byrne is a global TED.com speaker (over 300k views on her talk, “The Dangers of Your Inner Bully”) and an award-winning author and trainer. Theresa is a nationally recognized expert in self-empowerment and a Master Instructor in martial arts, and personal self-defense, and uses her experience to teach others (she’s worked directly with over 40,000 clients) how to activate their inner power using concepts like how adrenaline affects our bodies and mindset, and why boundaries are the secret to staying sane.

Theresa also healed a devastating TBI from a car accident! Many speak about neuroscience, but how many people have HAD to use it to rebuild their brains and their lives? She has. She had to – there was no other choice other than to stay “neurologically disabled”. A natural-born protector, she’s a self-defense expert and the first woman to earn the rank of Master Instructor in her system of martial arts. She helps people get unstuck, find balance, and use positive boundaries.


Camilo Amezquita, VP GM Northwest Pipeline, Williams

Theresa Byrne, Certified Mindset Coach

Catalina Consuegra, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead, Marathon Oil

Susan Fakharzadeh, Former VP, Great Western Petroleum

Crystal Heter, SVP & Chief Operating Officer, Tallgrass Energy

Jennifer McGee, VP, Customer Relations & Strategic Development, Manhattan Pipeline

Samantha Richardson, VP-Commercial Operations, Tallgrass

Lindsey Rider, Director of EHS, Caerus Operating

Amy Shank, VP Safety & Operational Discipline, Williams

Deana Werkowitch, VP Business Optimization, Crestwood Midstream

Chad Zamarin, EVP Corporate Strategic Development, Wiliams

Pippa Zimmerman, VP, Operations, BPX


Williams Tower
6th Floor

2800 Post Oak Blvd

Houston, TX 77056


Nearby Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria
5353 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
~0.6 walking miles.

Courtyard by Marriott Houston by The Galleria
2900 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056
~0.5 walking miles

Hotel Derek
2525 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027
~0.6 walking miles


In-person attendance has sold out. Virtual attendance is still available!

Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Leadership Conference for Women in Oil & Gas

January 23-24, 2024 | Houston, TX
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1695.00 each

Volume pricing available for remote connections

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 5,980.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 10,465.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 17,940.00 (40% discount)

Buy 4 in-person seats and only pay for 3! For this event every fourth in-person attendee is free!


Defeating Your Inner Bully

January 23
Individual remote connection(s) - $ 695.00 each

Volume pricing available for remote connections

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 2380.00
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 4165.00
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 7140.00

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 22, 2023 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




EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this conference and 0.4 CEUs for the workshop

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must be in attendance for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies & PowerPoint presentations

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Conference CPE Credits: 10.5
Workshop CPE Credits: 4.0
There is no prerequisite for this Conference.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Live
Advanced Preparation: None

CpeEUCI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org


Who Should Attend

Individuals within the oil & gas industry in search of a solution-oriented discussion on how to implement change in the industry, and female professionals within the oil & gas industry trying to develop the necessary skills and confidence to find success in a traditionally male-dominated field.


Host Organization