By - Jon Brown

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy
June 3-4, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ

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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 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.

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 organizational performance
  • Determine how you can derive maximum value from mentoring and sponsoring relationships
  • Analyze key trends in the energy market
  • Identify gender related barriers and learn how to overcome them
  • Discuss how to navigate through a predominately male industry to reach higher levels
  • Assess how to create an inclusive organizational culture that fosters women’s advancement
  • 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 event and 0.4 CEUs for EACH 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

Monday, June 3, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

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


1:15 – 2:00 p.m. :: Opening Keynote Address:  The Power of Authentic Leadership

Jessica Pacheco, Vice President, State & Local Affairs, Arizona Public Service Company


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. :: Panel Session: Breaking Through Barriers to Land a Seat at the Table

Women in predominately male business sectors, such as the energy industry, face some distinct challenges in advancing as leaders within their organizations.  However, women inherently have unique strengths that, when identified and developed, can enable you to break through gender barriers, improve organizational performance, and excel in your career.  In this session, we’ll talk about how you can:

  • Identify your strengths and learn to leverage them
  • Develop relationships and collaboration to achieve results
  • Overcome the “double bind” and deal with conflict as a woman in a mostly male environment
  • Advocate for yourself to get what you want

Moderator:

Patricia Szall, Vice President, Human Resources, Landis+Gyr

Panelists:

Jill Anderson, Vice President of Customer Programs & Services, Southern California Edison

Stacey Crowley, Vice President, External and Customer Affairs, California Independent System Operator

Dawn Roth Lindell, Senior Vice President and Rocky Mountain Regional Manager, Western Area Power Administration

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:30 – 4:15 p.m. :: Keynote Address

Jeri L. Williams will share her unique journey to being appointed Police Chief of the Phoenix Police Department, becoming the first female to lead the city’s police force. She oversees the largest police department in the State of Arizona, which provides law enforcement services to the fifth largest city in the United States. Chief Williams manages 2,900 sworn officers and more than 900 civilian employees along with an annual budget that exceeds $600 million. 

Jeri L. Williams, Police Chief, Phoenix Police Department


4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: You, Them and Us

This session will focus on how to think both inwardly about yourself and outwardly about how you relate to others to set a foundation for your success.   As women, we face many challenges but if we don’t start with ourselves, the way others impact us doesn’t really matter.  As successful leaders, we should start first with ourselves and move from there to think about how we relate to others and our environment.  This presentation moves from there to think about how we relate to each other as women. Ultimately, your success is about you, them and us. 

Bentina Terry, Senior Vice President, Northwest Region, Georgia Power

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. :: Networking Reception


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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


8:30 – 9:15 a.m. :: Building Developmental Connections through Mentoring

One of the best ways to help advance your career is through mentoring. Mentoring relationships help connect you with others who have skills, knowledge, experience, and expertise in your areas of interest, as well as establish support networks across your organization. In this session, the speaker will share her perspective on mentorship programs and her experiences, both as a mentor and a mentee. Key Points will include:

  • Finding, and approaching, a potential mentor
  • Differences between a formal and an informal mentorship program
  • Characteristics of a successful mentoring relationship
  • The value of mentoring, both to the mentee and the mentor
  • The typical mentoring relationship length of time

Kelly J. Barr, Associate General Manager, Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Executive, Salt River Project


9:15 – 10:15 a.m. :: Women Leading Male Teams

In this panel session, you’ll hear from three women in non-traditional female work roles who have led teams solely comprised of men.  They’ll discuss the challenges they’ve faced and the strategies they’ve used to develop effective leadership skills and achieve positive results for the organization.  They’ll talk about earning respect, establishing authority, and building inclusive, highly productive teams.

Moderator:

Kimberly Bobish, Director, Technical Solutions, Sensus – a Xylem Brand

Panelists:

Katherine Gil, Department Leader, System Engineering, Arizona Public Service Company

Lauren Gilliland, Director of Gas Governance, Xcel Energy

Jeannine Haggerty, General Manager, Bronx and Westchester Electric Operations, Con Edison of New York

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


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. :: Becoming a Successful Female Leader

Women make great leaders. Top leaders cultivate their inherent talents and navigate their path to leadership in a purposeful way.  Great leaders transform the lives of women around them.  In this session the speaker will share her perspective on:

  • Throughout the beginning, middle and advanced stages of their career, how women can develop their leadership capabilities to progress (knowing the “when” and “how”)
  • Strategies and tactics for managing and overcoming the inevitable road-blocks to career and leadership progression
  • How senior leaders can provide personal and organizational support to advance the women that follow

Christine Mason Soneral, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, ITC Holdings Corp.


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. :: Overcoming Gender Gaps and Unconscious Bias 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 Engagement, Catalyst

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


1:15 – 1:45 p.m. :: Panel Session:  Key Energy Trends and Their Impact

The 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.

Dawn Shrum, Product Marketing Manager, Itron

Additional Speakers to be announced


1:45 – 2:30 p.m. :: 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)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Networking Break


3:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: Interactive Session: Mindful Movement

Donna Chasan, Owner, THRIVE Performance Yoga   


3:15 – 4:15 p.m. :: Panel Session:  Developing and Supporting Women in Your Organization

Creating an organizational culture that supports women doesn’t only involve the integration of women into a workplace.  Even organizations that have successfully achieved a significant amount of gender diversity within their workforce can face difficulties in achieving an inclusive culture that fosters women’s advancement.  To be successful, companies must create workplace cultures that include, empower and inspire women at all levels and in all areas of the organization.   In this session, panel members will share their experiences in programs that are being used to support and advance women in their companies. 

Moderator:

Michelle Bissonnette. Senior Vice President – Professional Services Director, Environments, HDR

Panelists:

Sarah Davis, EIM Program Manager, Strategic Advisor, Regional Affairs & Contracts, Seattle City Light

Julia Hilton, Senior Counsel, Idaho Power

Annette Price, Vice President of Government Affairs, Pacific Power

4:15 p.m. :: Conference adjourns

Workshop

Pre-Conference Workshop

Post Conference Workshop

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

Monday, June 3, 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

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 Instructor:

Rebecca (Becky) Wingenroth, Owner, RM Wingenroth & Associates

With her planned retirement from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in May 2019, Becky will continue to offer support to professionals seeking guidance on career planning tools and techniques, professional and emotional maturity, professional image/presentation, strategic planning and employer/employee partnerships. At EPRI, Becky currently is a Technical Leader, Principal, supporting strategic initiatives for Distributed Energy Resources, serving as  EPRI’s liaison for the New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceedings.  Throughout her professional career, 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 was formerly a chairman of EPRI’s Technical Women’s Network and wrote the Lifetime of Learning Process.  She has a BS in Mathematics (Kutztown University) and a MSM in Management (Purdue University).


Learning to Ask: Women and the Power of Negotiation

Wednesday, June 5, 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

Jill Anderson, Vice President of Customer Programs & Services, Southern California Edison

Kelly J. Barr, Associate General Manager, Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Executive, Salt River Project

Michelle Bissonnette. Senior Vice President – Professional Services Director, Environments, HDR

Kimberly Bobish, Director of Technical Solutions, Sensus – a Xylem Brand

Stacey Crowley, Vice President, External and Customer Affairs, California Independent System Operator

Sarah Davis, EIM Program Manager, Strategic Advisor, Regional Affairs & Contracts, Seattle City Light

Martha Feeback, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, Catalyst

Katherine Gil, Department Leader, System Engineering, Arizona Public Service Company

Lauren Gilliland, Director of Gas Governance, Xcel Energy

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

Jeannine Haggerty, General Manager, Bronx and Westchester Electric Operations, Con Edison of New York

Julia Hilton, Senior Counsel, Idaho Power

Dawn Roth Lindell, Senior Vice President and Rocky Mountain Regional Manager, Western Area Power Administration

Jessica Pacheco, Vice President, State & Local Affairs, Arizona Public Service Company

Annette Price, Vice President of Government Affairs, Pacific Power

Dawn Shrum, Product Marketing Manager, Itron

Christine Mason Soneral, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, ITC Holdings Corp.

Patricia Szall, Vice President, Human Resources, Landis+Gyr

Bentina Terry, Senior Vice President, Northwest Region, Georgia Power

Jeri L. Williams, Police Chief, Phoenix Police Department

Location

 

The Camby Phoenix

2401 E Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Reserve your room:

please call 1-602-468-0700

Click here to book online.

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of June 2 – 3, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$199.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to May 20, 2019.

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