0:25 | 15.06.2018
Women’s Energy Network – North Texas Chapter Hosts Eighth Annual Leadership Conference in Dallas

The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) – North Texas Chapter will host the
organization’s Eighth Annual Leadership Conference, “Rising with the
Tide: Excellence in the New Normal”, June 21, 2018. The
half-day event will be held at the Dallas Petroleum Club, 2200 Ross
Avenue, 39th floor. Conference registration will begin at
11:30 a.m., followed by a networking lunch and the afternoon program. A
networking reception will immediately follow the conference at 5:00 p.m.

“WEN North Texas has planned a dynamic conference aimed at providing its
attendees tools to identify and develop professional opportunities and
enhance their position in the current energy industry environment,” says
Carly Hewett, 2018 WEN North Texas Chapter President. “We are pleased to
introduce our incredible distinguished speakers and panelists.”
Monica Blacker, Founder, Bax Advisors, will open the
conference with a presentation titled “Rising to the Top: How and Why
Women Should be Helping Other Women”. Monica Blacker is a retired
attorney; she spent 22 years practicing as a business workout and
reorganization attorney in several large firms. During her climb to
partner in an international law firm, she observed many pitfalls and
obstacles that get in a woman’s way and, ultimately, cause her to derail
or leave the job. Armed with personal experiences, stories, and
anecdotes from many of her colleagues, Ms. Blacker has become a
passionate advocate for women and speaker on topics designed to make the
road smoother.
Keynote speaker Sabine Gaedeke Stener, CEO, Gaedeke
Energy, will explore the topic “Embracing Change”. Sabine
Gaedeke Stener oversees the operations of Gaedeke Group as well as the
oil and gas investments and activities of Gaedeke Energy and Gaedeke
Holdings, Ltd. Prior to founding Gaedeke Group, Ms. Stener served as the
director of marketing for a major division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the
world’s largest international multimedia companies.
Maria F. Cortez, Senior Research Manager, Wood Mackenzie,
Upstream Latin America, will share “What industry-leading E&Ps
see in Latin America’s Energy Opportunity”. Maria Cortez currently
serves as a Senior Research Manager on Wood Mackenzie’s Upstream Latin
America team. Her remit includes Mexico and South America and she
manages a team of research and data analysts across the region.
TCU Energy MBA will be hosting a Discussion Panel with Ms. Sharon
Stufflebeme, Dr. Tom Bates and Dr. Ed Ireland focusing on the topic “Looking
to the Future”.

The conference will conclude with the Closing Keynote Speaker Dr.
Sydney Barcus addressing “Leveraging Self Awareness to Energize
Your Capabilities”. Dr. Sydney Barcus, will lead an engaging
activity that will help conference attendees identify key personality
traits. Participants will then learn to leverage this self-awareness to
reduce conflict, be more productive in team settings, and execute with
excellence. Dr. Barcus serves as Director of Organizational Development
for EnLink Midstream. In this role, Dr. Barcus oversees succession
planning, performance management, leadership, and development strategies
for EnLink’s 1,500 employees.

Members and nonmembers can register for the event by visiting the
chapter’s website,
The price for attendance is $80 for Women’s Energy Network members and
$100 for non-members. This price includes attendance at the luncheon,
all conference presentations and the networking reception. Walk-in
registration is $100.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities,
Haylee Edwards at
or Gauri Gajewar at

For more information about the Women’s Energy Network – North Texas
Chapter, visit
and click on WEN North Texas or contact Jennifer Evans, Garnet Energy,
Interested parties can join the North Texas Chapter by clicking on Join
today! on the North Texas Chapter’s home page.
About WEN
The Women’s Energy Network is a nonprofit association of women
professionals in the energy industry that provides networking and
community outreach opportunities and fosters career and leadership
development. Founded in 1994, the organization has thousands of members
nationwide. For more information, please visit the WEN North Texas
Chapter website at
Thank you to our generous sponsors.2018 WEN Leadership Conference SponsorsPlatinumTCU Neeley School of Business
SilverAdvancialCortez ResourcesWeaverFreeman
Special SponsorshipsNetworking Reception Sponsor, East West
BankDallas Petroleum Club
2018 WEN North Texas Sponsors:National SponsorSidley Austin LLPOpportuneDeloitteVinson
& ElkinsShellHalliburtonTalos Energy
Silver Level SponsorJackson WalkerThompson & KnightImpactWeaver
Bronze Level SponsorBDO USA, LLPLocke Lord LLP

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