Leadership Conference for Women in Energy
June 6-7, 2016 | San Antonio, TX
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 energy 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 energy career forward. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in energy.
DAY 1 AGENDA
Monday, June 6, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Conference Welcome
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. :: Networking Break
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. :: Speed Networking Exercise
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. :: Networking Reception Sponsored by Siemens
DAY 2 AGENDA
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Sensus
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. :: Networking Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Photo
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. :: Interactive Group Session
5:00 pm. :: Conference adjourns
PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
LEARNING TO ASK: WOMEN AND THE POWER OF NEGOTIATION
Monday, June 6, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: Workshop Timing
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Lunch on your own
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.
PowerPoint, video, group discussion, and interactive exercises will be used in this workshop.
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.
POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
CREATING A WOMEN’S RESOURCE GROUP WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Workshop Timing
Women’s Resource Groups (WRGs) are designed to serve as support for members by fostering an inclusive workplace that is aligned with organizational values, goals, and business objectives. These voluntary, employee-led groups have many benefits, including increased employee engagement and workplace satisfaction, development of future leaders, and talent retention. WRGs also help to promote the leadership-driven diversity and inclusion strategies within organizations.
In this workshop, we will examine parallel case studies of two different types of organizations. We’ll take an in-depth look at the steps and processes they have taken to create and maintain successful WRGs. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge and tools necessary to begin building your own WRG.
Jo Biggers, Vice President of Finance, MISO
Jo Biggers is Vice President of Finance and Corporate Services for MISO. Jo is responsible for the financial and performance management of this Midwest regional transmission operator. She initiated the first Resource Group at MISO and continues to serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Women’s group. Jo graduated with high honors from Indiana University and holds a Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She serves on multiple boards including chair of the Finance & Audit Committee of SERC, Chair-elect of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce, and board member of Prevail, a victims’ advocacy organization.
Keely Hughes, Learning and Development Specialist, MISO
Keely began her career at MISO as a member of the Learning & Development Team where she managed the New Employee Onboarding Program. Since 2015, Keely’s role has evolved and she is currently working as a Human Resources Coordinator at MISO’s headquarters in Carmel, Indiana. She serves on the Executive Board of the Women’s Resource Group as the Membership Chair and she is also responsible for oversight of MISO’s Learning Management System- the company’s primary training and employee development center. Additionally, Keely has initiated an employee-wide MISO Book Club in an ongoing effort to encourage and support continuing education and development. Keely holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
Gillian Saunders, Director of Quality Management & Environmental, Health & Safety, Siemens Energy, Inc.
Gillian Saunders heads the Onshore Americas Quality Management and EHS department in Siemens Wind Power. She is responsible for promoting Zero Harm and the Zero Defect Culture within the Americas region, as well as driving down non-conformance costs, and resolving quality issues within projects. Gillian has been involved with the Siemens diversity initiative since 2008 when she became the Chair of the Women’s Resource Group ([email protected]). After two years in this role, she transitioned to the Diversity & Inclusion Council where she has spent six years volunteering in various roles, including two years as Co-chair of the Council.
Gillian has been with Siemens for 22 years and has held several positions within Project Management, Engineering, Process Management and Quality. She earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. She is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt, and QMiP (Quality Manager in Projects).
Micha Schwappach, Program Management, R&D, Siemens Energy, Inc.
Micha Schwappach is a Program Manager at Siemens, responsible for research and development projects and process management in the Energy sector. She also chairs the Women’s Resource Group at the U.S. headquarters in Orlando, a culmination of her 10+ years of work on this effort and in support of multiple diversity and inclusion initiatives at Siemens. Micha is a PMI-certified project manager who has also attained her Six Sigma green belt. Her 17-year career with Siemens includes roles in market research and competitive intelligence, customer satisfaction, supply chain management and international order implementation. Micha earned her undergraduate degree in international business and her MBA at the University of Central Florida. She is also active in a number of volunteer leadership roles, including Toastmasters, her church, and within her community’s various committees and special projects.
16641 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78256
To reserve your room, please call 1-855-499-2960 or book online at https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=60706&Chain=5156&arrive=6/5/2016&depart=6/7/2016&adult=1&child=0&group=WID1516A
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.
The room rate is $215.00 single or double plus $15.00 resort fee and applicable taxes.