Women as Leaders in Exploration and Production Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention is set for April 9-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. Registration is now open via the web link http://www.aapg.org/ (Those registering before March 31 receive a lower pricing.) The organizers of the Convention recognize the important leadership roles women are playing in our industry, and invite you to participate in our programs (see http://www.aapg.org/houston/women1.cfm for additional information).
The DPA Panel Discussion and Forum: Women as Leaders in the E&P Industry: Challenges and Opportunities is scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday, April 11 and co-chaired by Jeff Lund and Robbie Gries.
Women are fulfilling operating and executive leadership roles with increasing frequency at E&P organizations ranging from multi-national majors, large independents and national oil companies, to small entrepreneurial firms. The panel will examine the challenges faced by women in their rise to pioneering leadership positions and the opportunities they foresee. The importance of women in the energy workforce and input from the audience on the subject of retention of women in the energy workforce will be encouraged. A question and answer session will follow presentations by panel members, all of whom are distinguished leaders in the E&P industry. Participants include:
- Susan Cunningham, Sr. Vice President, Noble Energy, Houston
- Kathy Hogensen, President, Santos USA, Houston
- Pat Horsfall, Vice President, Nexen, Calgary
- Evelyn Medvin, Vice President, Core Laboratories, Houston
- Deborah Sacrey, President, Auburn Energy, Houston.
A complementary jointly sponsored AAPG-AWG workshop Women in the Petroleum Industry: Developing Future Female Leaders Today will follow the panel discussion and forum to provide more resources on developing leadership skills. This workshop is chaired by Marjorie Chan and Allyson K. Anderson. There is no cost for the workshop, pre-registration for this event is required. The workshop will focus on developing leadership skills for women professionals within the petroleum industry. Two distinguished invited speakers from the petroleum industry will give interactive presentations and lead discussions on leadership styles and challenges.
A reception consisting of light snacks and refreshments will immediately follow the workshop.
The workshop is open to all professionals and students. Any student who attends the workshop will be provided with a oneyear complementary student membership to the Association for Women Geoscientists. The workshop is generously funded by ExxonMobil and the Association for Women Geoscientists.