Women's Energy Network (WEN)— an international association for women professionals that provides networking opportunities for women in the energy industry and fosters career and leadership development — is forming a new chapter focused on South Texas. The group will celebrate their launch with a kickoff event Monday, May 13, 7 a.m., at Tesoro Companies, Inc.
"Establishing these types of networks across the energy value chain energize women and their careers by providing mentorship and development," said Board President Paula Waggoner-Aguilar. "The new Women's Energy Network chapter will be instrumental in setting the example in South Texas."
WEN brings together professional women of achievement in the energy industry and fosters their advancement by creating a network of energy contacts. WEN members represent a broad range of disciplines and experience levels within energy focused companies including law, marketing, human resources, technology, engineering, project management, operations, accounting, finance, and business management. Currently, membership is diversified among 66 companies reaching over 100 companies annually including service providers, equipment supply companies, consultants, oil and gas companies, law firms, software providers, and investment companies.
CPS Energy Executive Vice President and CFO Paula Gold-Williams lent her support of the organization as the keynote speaker for the kickoff event in San Antonio.
"I'm excited to be part of launching the South Texas Chapter of Women in Energy Network, or STWEN—an organization representing the full value-stream of the energy industry in our region," said Gold-Williams. "This effort is unique because while our membership is open to everyone in the energy industry, it focuses on the encouragement, mentorship and development of women in our field. And it dovetails nicely with efforts at my company to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and math."
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