HOUSTON, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is open for the largest conference dedicated to women in the energy industry, and the only one that includes sessions on leadership and professional development. The Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy (WGLC) is expected to attract more than 700 delegates when it convenes in Houston November 1-2, 2016 as the premier platform to exchange ideas, network with peers and learn best industry practices on a variety of topics.
"The conference offers the opportunity to hear from industry leaders representing all segments of the oil and gas industry, as well as renewables," said Susan Ganz, Public Relations Manager – Western Hemisphere of Schlumberger, who serves as chair of the conference advisory board. "Just as strong, and perhaps the hallmark of the conference, is the lineup of powerful presentations focused on advancing leadership among women in the industry, building skills and guidance on creating opportunities for career success."
Conference sessions cover an array of topics including ways to tackle the industry's current challenges, the acceleration of the big crew change, using big data to outmaneuver the competition, climate change and supplier diversity.
Some of the leaders who will be addressing conference attendees include:
- Laurie Argo, Senior Vice President, Crude and Refined Products, Enterprise Products Partners
- Frank Cassulo, President, Chevron Pipeline
- Stephanie Cox, President, North America, Schlumberger
- Marianne Kah, Chief Economist, Corporate Planning and Development at ConocoPhillips
- Emeliana Rice-Oxley, Vice President of Exploration, Upstream, Petronas
- Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton - Landmark
- Lisa Salley, Vice President of Global Industry Services, American Petroleum Institute
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D, from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, answers the question "What does the future of energy look like?" during his insightful presentation. Followed by representatives from the upstream, midstream and downstream energy industries addressing key topics influencing the industry including: opportunities for energy efficiency and cost savings in oil and gas production and processing operations; when a shift in the current energy pricing down cycle may occur and related impact; growth in market share for natural gas; the changing landscape of energy usage around the world; and emerging technology applications for small-scale and modularized energy production and distribution.
Highlights from two studies will be reviewed including "Women in the Workplace," a study undertaken by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to encourage female leadership and gender equality in the workforce, and "Women in the C-suite are more profitable" by Marcus Noland, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies for Peterson Institute for International Economics. The study revealed that having at least 30 percent of women in leadership positions, or the C-suite, adds six percent to the net profit margin.
Keeping with its leadership focus, the conference agenda is balanced with several topics that provide inspiring and insightful direction on leadership training and advancement including a review of life-changing choices from Executive Coach Eva Archer Smith, a panel discussion on effective networking, an update on STEM initiatives, and how to make imperative change.
Presented by Gulf Publishing Company, the Women's Global Leadership Conference will be held November 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency Houston. For more information and to register for the conference, visit wglconference.com.
About the Women's Global Leadership Conference
The Women's Global Leadership Conference provides a global gathering for women to meet and discuss issues surrounding leadership in the energy industry. The conference strives to provide a meaningful discussion on all aspects of responsible stewardship ranging from energy security and geopolitics to personal career development. It was created by Gulf Publishing Company and an advisory board representing women and men across the oil and gas industry.
About Gulf Publishing Company
Founded in 1916, Gulf Publishing Company is the world's largest independent publisher to the energy industries and produces and distributes leading trade journals, industry research, databases, software, conferences and events designed for the needs of the energy industry. Headquartered in Houston, Gulf Publishing Company produces four trade journals for the oil and gas industry: World Oil, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing and Petroleum Economist.
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