Largest Energy Conference for Women Explores Industry Game Changers

The 10th installment of the largest energy conference directed to women looking to expand their technical knowledge and advance their careers will be held Oct. 29-30 in Houston. More than 700 women are expected to attend the 2013 Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy & Technology and explore the trends, technology and issues that are reshaping the global oil and gas industry.

The conference program, titled Changing the Global Dynamics—America's Renaissance, includes sessions on the abundance of energy in the U.S., exports of natural gas, the changing global landscape in oil and gas markets, the “great crew change,” shale and unconventional resources, and challenges specific to the professional and leadership development of women in technology positions.

Presented by Gulf Publishing, the conference is highlighted by three keynote speakers: Amity Shlaes, Director of the 4% Project at the George W. Bush Institute, Jo Miller, CEO of the Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, recently named the greatest female athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated.

Conference Chair Marcela Donadio, Americas Oil & Gas Leader and Partner of Ernst & Young, said this year’s conference captures the global changes of the industry with remarkable presenters who are passionate about the advancements and challenges they are addressing every day.

"Changes in the global market and the renaissance of the Americas are providing exciting opportunities for those in the oil and gas industry, especially women,” said Donadio. “Our advisory board has developed an exciting agenda this year to provide global insights, generate discussion and foster networking and professional development for attendees. Industry leaders and motivating speakers will present some of the most thoughtful and provocative topics directed to women in the industry. This 10th conference will be the most inspiring, as well as informative.”  

Presenters and panelists for the conference include executives and managers representing all sectors of the oil and gas industry and operating in exploration, production, human resources, strategic planning, forecasting among others. Other presenters include Charles Drevna, President of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, and Karen Alderman Harbert, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

10 Years Strong

Alexandra Pruner, CFO and partner of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company, led the charge developing the first women’s global energy conference 10 years ago when she worked at Gulf Publishing Company.


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