Leadership Conference for Women in Energy 2021

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy 2021

December 7-8, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

“This event was phenomenal. So many wonderful speakers with diverse backgrounds that had great insight on being a woman in the energy sector.” Engineer, Southern Power

“Interesting insights from diverse individual across the nation.” EFIN Manager, Southern Nuclear

“The program provided a great opportunity to hear about leadership skills and career advice. It also allowed us to connect with other powerful women within the energy industry. Overall, it was great!” Lead Engineer, National Grid

“An Eye Opening Experience … extremely profound & enlightening! A wealth of information from successful, established, and humble speakers.” Senior Planning Analyst, ConEdison

“This was time well spent – I feel like I gained quite a bit of knowledge in just a short amount of time! The speakers were relatable and enjoyable.” HVSD Applications Engineer I, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.

“This was such an amazing conference! The speakers were so inspiring and insightful.” Customer Service Supervisor, Burbank Water and Power

“This conference was informative and inspiring!” CORHR Training & Development Specialist, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.

“I loved the variety of topics covered and that they were current and relevant!” Manager, Substation Construction & Maintenance, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

“Great opportunity to learn from the experiences of very impressive career women.” Project Manager, ConEdison

“This event was filled with inspirations and skills to help women navigate the modern day workplace.” Engineer, ConEdison

“I’m walking away from this with more confidence that I can succeed as a leader.” Director, Meetings & Facilities, WECC

“This is a great event for development of your leadership skills and potential. This is an investment worth making in yourself and your staff will thank you.” Supply Services Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

“I am just a few years into my career and starting to think about finding a leadership role. This conference has given me so many nuggets of wisdom that I will use for a lifetime as I grow into a leader.” Regulatory Analyst, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

“This was a very thoughtful representation of what emerging and current leaders need to stay inspired to continue reflecting on “our why” as we seek to add value to our organizations.” Community Engagement Strategist, Portland General Electric

“The EUCI WIE Leadership Conference was such a great conference! The speakers were open and honest with their career experience and offered advice to help future leaders grow and develop.” Program Manager, Liberty Utilities

“Great, interactive conference. Offered a wide range of expertise and advise from all perspective. The conference was extremely informative and inspirational. Enjoyed every minute.” Principal Auditor, ISO New England

“You don’t often find a conference where every topic is applicable to you, but this conference hit the mark! Very beneficial to every woman working in the energy industry today!” Transmission Business Operations Specialist, Western Area Power Administration

“I’m going to leave this conference with confidence knowing that the struggles and experiences I go through daily are being experienced by so many other women in the industry, and they are killing it.” Utility Forester, Duquesne Light

“This conference will provide you with some of the most valuable leadership strategies to apply in your career and in your personal life.” Manager, Con Edison

“You don’t have to be in a leadership role to benefit from this conference. The skills and advice are beneficial for all women in their workplace interactions, and even those just starting out can begin to build and implement their best practices.” System Operator, California ISO

The hurdles to advancement in the energy industry for women have never been higher, with burnout at an all-time high. Women leaders need support at this critical moment. The global energy industry has increased the representation of women on boards over the past few years—from 2% in 2014 to 17% in 2019. (EY Global, 2019) There are more women leaders, but we are still a long way from parity. This immersive leadership development experience is designed to accelerate the advancement of women with strategies to overcome the hurdles women are facing in the energy workplace.

Reconnect now with dynamic women leaders to get fresh perspectives on your most important priorities. You’ll gain key insights into organizational change and personal growth. Attendees will participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing professional networks. 

The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in the traditionally male energy industry. The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude of networking opportunities. 

Attendees will leave this event with practical strategies and actionable items for career growth. 

Learning Outcomes   

  • Discuss leadership styles, how to develop leadership potential, and key qualities in a leader
  • Detail how to build a leadership pipeline within your company
  • Discover how to engage men for gender equality
  • Explain best practices for strategic communication
  • Gain knowledge of successful negotiation techniques
  • Discuss strategies to move your career forward post-pandemic
  • Address leadership techniques at different levels of management
  • Identify key energy trends and their impact
  • Develop practices to cope with perfectionism & boost time management
  • Explain how to overcome career challenges
  • Define your unique value in the workplace

 

Agenda

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Timing

1:00 – 1:10 p.m. :: Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:10 – 1:45 p.m. :: Where We Stand: The Impact of the Pandemic

We enter a post-pandemic future with energy industry workforces and workplaces transformed. What long-term effects will we see for women in the energy workforce? What opportunities, and what challenges, will the future bring for gender parity?

Jette Gebhart, Director, Office of Energy Market Regulation, FERC

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. :: Engaging Men for Gender Equality

Men are a critical resource in efforts to eliminate gender bias. This session will detail effective ways to partner with men to end gender inequality in the workplace.

Lauren Feldhake, VP, Customer Operations, PECO, an Exelon Company

Shakira Wilson, VP of Electric Operations, Con Edison

Hala Ballouz, President, Electric Power Engineers

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Perfectionism Paralysis & Time Management

Perfectionism, procrastination, and paralysis – one often leads to the next. This session will provide tips on how to avoid this vicious cycle to increase your productivity.

Gale Jones Carson, Vice President, Community & External Affairs, Memphis Light Gas & Water

Melissa Peterson, Vice President, Origination & Power Marketing, Orsted

Annette Price, VP of Government Affairs, Pacific Power

4:00 – 4:40 p.m. :: Career Spotlight & Mastermind Session

During this session, a panel of female energy leaders and members of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) will allow 3 participants to jump into the hot seat for real time coaching and feedback

Deborah Lenny, Managing Director, Direct Energy

Nathalie Osborn, Chief Energizer, Positively Powered Professional Development; Former Director, Smart Grid Initiatives, NextEnergy

Alexa Stone, President, ecoPreserve, LLC

4:40 – 5:00 p.m. :: Virtual Networking Session

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Conference Timing

 

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Understanding and Addressing Diversity & Inclusion

We have become more aware of racial inequities and the need to accelerate diversity and inclusion initiatives. What kinds of challenges do minorities face in the workplace? How does an organization benefit from the inclusion of such leaders in positions of power?

Sloane Drake, SVP Human Resources, Georgia Power & Southern Company

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Morning break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. :: Finding Your Voice: Strategic Communication for Women Leaders

Finding your voice is more than speaking up. Its also about how you communicate with co-workers – and it’s about building influence and your personal brand. This session will feature a closer look at the importance of finding your leadership voice.

Deborah Affonsa, VP Customer Operations, PSE&G

Katherine Gil, Director of Strategy & Communication, Arizona Public Service

Beth Conley, Director, Invenergy

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Leadership Potential: Building a Pipeline

In this session, female leaders will share steps to foster support, development, and promotion of women into executive roles. The discussion will provide a roadmap for the implementation of gender-equity goals from entry-level to the C-suite.

Erin Stromberg, Marketing Director, MYR Group

Krista Tanner, President, ITC Midwest

Kelly Carney, Vice President, Human Capital, Southwest Power Pool

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. :: Energy Industry Post Pandemic: Moving Forward

Senior Representative, LADWP

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. :: Mindfulness Session: Activate Your Inner Power

Theresa Byrne, Positive Intelligence Coach and 4th Degree Black Belt Martial Arts Master Instructor

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. :: Knowing Your Value in the Workplace

Women tend to downplay their value. Our value doesn’t come from the department we work in or the title we have. Your value is in your contributions and your skill set. This session will help you learn to define your unique value within the workplace.

Renuka Chatterjee, Executive Director, System Operations, MISO

Amanda Hoefling, Chief Diversity Officer, Dairyland Power Cooperative

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Breaking Through Middle Management: Skills to Get Ahead

Join this session for a candid discussion from a panel of energy leaders as they share their experience and lessons learned along the way, and their recommendations to propel you out of Middle Management and into the C-Suite.

Caroline Winn, CEO, SDG&E

Tara Oglesby, VP, Ameren Missouri

4:45 p.m. :: Conclusion

Workshop

Women in Negotiation: Using Emotional Intelligence to Get What You Want

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Timing

Overview

Women can’t negotiate? On the contrary, women are negotiating superheroes! As women we are hard wired to think about others, seek to understand others and use our Emotional Intelligence. Women in Negotiation is an empowering overview of the ways women successfully influence and achieve desired outcomes in the face of often male-dominated negotiations. Women in Negotiation examines 5 key negotiation bedrock concepts, what characteristics skilled negotiators exhibit, and the distinct advantages women have to win in the negotiation arena.  There are fundamental advantages when women enter into a negotiation- big or small. Register now to become aware of your negotiating superpowers and make them work for you!

Learning Objectives

  • Discover 5 key negotiation bedrock concepts
  • Identify the characteristics of skilled negotiators
  • Discuss women’s key negotiation advantages
  • Gain an understanding of Emotional Intelligence
  • Develop successful negotiation capabilities
  • Evaluate the differences between the male brain and female brain and how to utilize these differences to your advantage

Instructor

Susie Maloney, Lead Negotiation Practitioner & Strategist, Blu Bonsai, ENS International

Susie is a Professional Negotiator, Negotiation Architect/ Strategist and a Negotiating and Influencing Trainer. She has worked both the front lines and behind the scenes for very high-stakes negotiations for corporates, multi-nationals, and governments.

Known for keen inter-personal skills and emotional awareness she is highly sought after by clients from around the world. She provides negotiation strategy preparation, training and consulting, executive team leadership/special advisorship, and training design.

Speakers

  • Deborah Affonsa, VP Customer Operations, PSE&G

  • Hala Ballouz, President, Electric Power Engineers

  • Theresa Byrne, Positive Intelligence Coach & 4th Degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor

  • Kelly Carney, Vice President, Human Capital, Southwest Power Pool

  • Renuka Chatterjee, Executive Director, System Operations, MISO

  • Beth Conley, Director, Invenergy

  • Sloane Drake, SVP Human Resources, Georgia Power & Southern Company

  • Lauren Feldhake, VP, Customer Operations, PECO, an Exelon Company

  • Jette Gebhart, Director, Office of Energy Market Regulation, FERC

  • Katherine Gil, Director of Strategy & Communication, Arizona Public Service

  • Amanda Hoefling, Chief Diversity Officer, Dairyland Power Cooperative

  • Gale Jones Carson, Vice President, Community & External Affairs, Memphis Light Gas & Water

  • Deborah Lenny, Managing Director, NRG Business

  • Tara Oglesby, VP, Ameren Missouri

  • Nathalie Osborn, Chief Energizer, Positively Powered Professional Development

  • Melissa Peterson, Vice President, Origination & Power Marketing, Orsted

  • Alexa Stone, President, EcoPreserve, LLC

  • Erin Stromberg, Marketing Director, MYR Group

  • Krista Tanner, President, ITC Midwest

  • Shakira Wilson, VP of Electric Operations, Con Edison

  • Caroline Winn, CEO, SDG&E

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.

Register

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

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 registrants for three business days after the event

Event Standard RateAttendees
Single Connection - Leadership Conference for Women in Energy 2021US $ 1295.00
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This event has the following workshops:

Women in Negotiation: Using Emotional Intelligence to Get What You WantUS $ 495.00

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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 November 05, 2021 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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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.

Who Should Attend

Women and men within the energy industry in search of a solution-oriented discussion on how to implement change in the industry, and female professionals within the energy industry trying to develop the necessary skills and confidence to find success in a male-dominated field.

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