Leadership Conference for Women in Energy

Leadership Conference for Women in Energy

June 25-26, 2024 | Chicago, IL :: Central Time

Hosted by ComEd

“Such a diverse group of women who all want to share their knowledge and advice. I am so happy I came. I will implement what I learned for the rest of my career.”  Designer II, Arizona Public Service

“This was an excellent women’s event full of encouragement and relevant topics that hit home for career progression. Powerful content and insightful dialogue.” Customer Experience Operations Supervisor, Arizona Public Service

“Great content, conversation & support. Very inspirational and motivating. I already have a list of improvements to implement for myself and my team. If you’re ready for change and positive improvement, this is the place!” Director, Marketing, Hubbell Power System

“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

“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

“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

“These women are incredible and are changing the world. Their energy is better than any shot of espresso.” POWER Engineers

“The Leadership Conference for Women in Energy 2021 was fantastic. The topics were relevant, the speakers and moderators were passionate, knowledgeable and the time flew by. I will attend another EUCI conference next chance that I get.” Operations & Planning Auditor, WECC

“High energy and relevant conversations.” Operations Business Process Specialist, Liberty Algonquin Business Services (USA)

“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

“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

“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

In a landscape where women hold just under 14% of senior management roles according to recent IEA findings, the need for fostering a more diverse energy workforce is glaringly evident.

Our immersive leadership development experience will empower women with the strategies essential for meeting the unique challenges within the energy workplace. Through an engaging program format featuring inspiring keynote addresses, insightful panel sessions, interactive working sessions, and invaluable networking opportunities, participants will have direct access to influential women leaders shaping the industry’s trajectory. Attendees will walk away equipped with practical strategies and actionable steps to navigate the path to success in the energy sector.

Register now for the Leadership Conference for Women in Energy to unlock the insights into organizational change and personal growth that will propel your career forward.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe strategies to build a pipeline for women leaders in your organization
  • Discover how to cultivate an executive presence and personal brand
  • Explain best practices for personal resilience through turbulent times
  • Describe key energy trends and the impact of transformation
  • Explore techniques for successful negotiation
  • Detail the importance of Diversity & Inclusion and strategies for DEI plans
  • Address leadership techniques at different levels of management
  • Explore best practices for engaging men as allies
  • Discover the benefits of authentic self-promotion
  • Discover the power of “no” –  practical priorities for organization
  • Explain how to overcome career challenges and move into leadership roles

    Agenda

    Tuesday, June 25, 2024 : Central Time

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

    1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Day 1 Timing

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

    Melissa Washington, SVP, Governmental & External Affairs, ComEd

    1:15 – 1:45 p.m. :: Keynote Address

    Doreen Harris, President & CEO, NYSERDA

    1:45 – 2:40 p.m. :: Panel: Navigating Career Advancement in the Energy 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

    Moderator: Katie Heinritz, Recruiting & Talent Development Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc

    Kelly Carney, Chief People Officer & VP, Human Capital, SPP

    Wendy Davidson, VP Business Development & Marketing, MYR Group

    Sheila Pressley, SVP, Chief Customer Officer, JEA

    2:40 – 3:30 p.m. :: Working Session: Speaking Up Impactfully

    Navigating professional waters often requires more than just nodding along. Learn to speak up with impact, even in risky situations. Gain practical tools to confidently articulate your perspective, advocate for change, and earn respect in your career. Don’t let silence hinder your progress. Join us to unlock the secrets of assertive communication and propel your professional growth.

    Stacey Crowley, VP External Affairs, CAISO

    Caroline Mead, VP Power Marketing, Engie

    Julia Hilton, VP & General Counsel, Idaho Power

    3:30 – 4:00 p.m. :: Networking Break

    4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Co-presentation: 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.

    Dawn Andrews, Assistant General Counsel – Ethics & Workplace Culture, San Diego Gas & Electric

    Alberto Bautista, Director, Diversity & Inclusion Sempra Energy

     

    Wednesday, June 26, 2024 : Central Time 

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

    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Group Luncheon

    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Day 2 Timing

    9:00 – 9:20 a.m. :: Welcome Message

    Valerie Colletti, Senior Vice President, Distribution Operations, ComEd

    9:20 – 10:30 a.m. :: The Future of Energy: Innovation & Opportunities          

    Explore the current key areas and evolving future of the energy sector. Attendees will gain insight into our sector’s short-term and long-term transformation and the challenges and opportunities it presents.

     Cristin Lyons, Partner & Energy Practice Leader, ScottMadden

    10:30 – 11:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

    11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: The Importance of DEI in Energy: Empowering People & Enriching Communities

    In today’s rapidly evolving energy landscape, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not only essential values but also strategic imperatives for sustainable success. Whether you’re an executive seeking to embed DEI into your organization’s DNA or a professional looking to champion change within your team, this session will provide actionable strategies and inspiration to create positive impacts for people and communities alike.

    Carla Walker-Miller, CEO, Walker Miller Energy Services

    12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m. :: Mental Health and Well-being in Leadership: Sustaining the Team

    Leaders who prioritize mental health and well-being are better equipped to lead effectively. This session will address the importance of self-care, stress management, and creating cultures of support within organizations.

    Ann Rendahl, Commissioner, Washington State Utilities & Transportation Commission

    Nora Swimm, SVP, Corporate Client Services, PJM

    2:00 – 2:15 p.m. :: Afternoon break

    2:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Working Session: Mastering Everyday Negotiations

    Forget outdated stereotypes. Negotiation is about collaboration, not confrontation. Discover practical strategies to boost your negotiation prowess and apply them effortlessly in your daily life. Join us to reshape the narrative and harness the power of collaborative negotiation for success.

    Susie Maloney, Lead Negotiation Practitioner & Strategist, Blu Bonsai

    3:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Panel: Best Practices for Career Growth – Strategies for Success

    In this session a panel of accomplished leaders will give exclusive access to their recommendations and insights designed to drive your career growth.

    Moderator: Erin Stromberg, Marketing Director, MYR Group

    Nichole Owens, Vice President, Distribution Operations, ComEd

    Sheila Pressley, SVP, Chief Customer Officer, JEA

    Meena Beyers, VP Business and Community Development, Nicor Gas

    Conference Adjourns

    Workshop

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

    Tuesday, June 25, 2024 : Central Time

    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.

    In this workshop we will unpack some of the key negotiation secrets and the corresponding Negotiation Superpower. We will discuss how women’s innate characteristics, born from evolutionary twists and then sculpted by societal pressures, have resulted in The Female Five – Our Negotiating Superpowers. 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 Outcomes

    • 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

    Instructor

    Susie Maloney, Lead Negotiation Practitioner & Strategist, Blu Bonsai

    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.

    The tools and techniques, models and frameworks are grounded in research and theory, born from behavioral science and psychology then honed and refined through a highly practical experience-based approach. Susie doesn’t teach nice theories – she discovers fundamental concepts through practical application and the analysis of what works.

    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 and training design.

    Speakers

    Dawn Andrews, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Sempra Energy

    Alberto Bautista, Director, Diversity & Inclusion Sempra Energy

    Meena Beyers, VP Business and Community Development, Nicor Gas

    Kelly Carney, Chief People Officer & VP, Human Capital, SPP

    Valerie Colletti, Senior Vice President, Distribution Operations, ComEd

    Stacey Crowley, VP External Affairs, CAISO

    Wendy Davidson, VP Business Development & Marketing, MYR Group

    Doreen Harris, President & CEO, NYSERDA

    Katie Heinritz, Recruiting & Talent Development Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc

    Julia Hilton, VP & General Counsel, Idaho Power

    Cristin Lyons, Partner & Energy Practice Leader, ScottMadden

    Susie Maloney, Lead Negotiation Practitioner & Strategist, Blu Bonsai

    Caroline Mead, VP Power Marketing, Engie

    Nichole Owens, Vice President, Distribution Operations, ComEd

    Sheila Pressley, SVP, Chief Customer Officer, JEA

    Ann Rendahl, Commissioner, Washington State Utilities & Transportation Commission

    Erin Stromberg, Marketing Director, MYR Group

    Nora Swimm, SVP, Corporate Client Services, PJM

    Melissa Washington, SVP, Governmental & External Affairs, ComEd

    Location

    ComEd Commercial Center

    1919 Swift Drive

    Oak Brook, IL 60523

     

    Nearby Hotels

    Hyatt House Chicago
    210 W 22nd St.
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Phone: (630) 590-1200
    (0.6 miles away)

    The Drake Oak Brook, Autograph Collection
    2301 York Rd.
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Phone: (630) 571-0000
    (0.8 miles away)

    Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Westchester / Oak Brook
    2222 Enterprise Dr.
    Westchester, IL 60154
    Phone: (708) 409-1000
    (1.6 miles away)

    Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Oak Brook
    790 Jorie Blvd.
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Phone: (630) 571-1200
    (1.5 miles away)

    Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
    1401 W 22nd St.
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Phone: (630) 573-8555
    (2.0 miles away)

    Suggested Airports

    (14.2 miles away) Chicago O’Hare International Airport

     (13.8 miles away) Chicago Midway International Airport

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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

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    Leadership Conference for Women in Energy

    June 25-26, 2024 | Chicago, IL
    Individual attendee(s) - $ 1495.00 each(early bird rate)
    (price after June 07, 2024 is $ 1,695.00)
    - OR - I choose to attend remotely
    Individual remote connections(s) - $ 1495.00 each(early bird rate)
    (price after June 07, 2024 is $ 1,695.00)

    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!


    RELATED WORKSHOPS:

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

    June 25
    Individual attendee(s) - $ 595.00 each
    - OR - I choose to attend remotely
    Individual remote connections(s) - $ 595.00 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 May 24, 2024 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

    CEUs

    Credits

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    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 1.0 CEUs for this conference

    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: 12.0 conference
    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

    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.

    Host Utility

    Sponsors

     

    For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

    Mark Waldrop
    Marketing and Sponsorship Manager
    EUCI
    720-988-1260
    [email protected]