Women are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry, with an extreme disparity continuing into both leadership and trade positions. This program addresses some of the opportunities and challenges that women face working in the energy industry and advocates for workplace inclusion and teamwork. Open to both women and men, WEI members will join together for leadership training, education, networking and mentorship. Sessions include executive panels with both males and females, and roundtable discussions on internal support for inclusion. With a growing emphasis on cross-functional teams and diverse skill sets, this program will support utility directives to build a cohesive workforce.
Women and men in all facets of the utility are encouraged to join us for this dynamic conversation. If you have an interest in this capacity for yourself or your employees, we invite you to join us.
Conference Registration: $599 USD
Women in Leadership Participant: $449 USD
Western Regional Mutual Assistance Agreement Conference Participant: $499 USD
Human Resources Conference Participant: $499 USD
Registration prices increase $100 after October 14, 2019. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events. Guest tickets are available for $150 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.
The Women in Leadership participant ticket is available to enrollees of the 2019 Women in Leadership – Mentoring + Development programs. This $150 discount on the normal attendee rate is applied at registration. Includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events.
The Western Regional Mutual Assistance Agreement participant ticket is available to enrollees of the November 2019 WRMAA conference. This $100 discount on the normal attendee rate is applied at registration. Includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events.
The Human Resources participant ticket is available to enrollees of the November 2019 Human Resources conference. This $100 discount on the normal attendee rate is applied at registration. Includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events.
7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Arizona Public Service Co. Palo Verde Nuclear Plant Industry Tour
Participants will receive an orientation to the plant at the Energy Education Center and then will take a bus tour of the plant site. We return to the education center for any follow-up questions and a hosted lunch.
Refund Policy: No refunds after October 14, 2019. Registration closes Friday, October 4, 2019.
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for an unforgettable experience hitting micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Avoid the heat and relax in a private climate-controlled venue. Anyone can play Topgolf, from aspiring golf pros to those who have never walked 18 holes. It’s competitive. It’s fun. And it’s entertaining!
Cancellation policy is 30 days out with no refunds after October 4, 2019.
Breakfast provided by our Sponsors (DUSA, Michels Corporation, and SENSIT Technologies).
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sponsored by Sensit.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome & Conference Overview
Our chair, Stephanie Smith, FortisBC, will welcome attendees and share important announcements.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Encouraging and Celebrating Women in Trades and Crafts Panel
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Business Case for Diversity
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Leadership and Negotiation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Networking Reception and Dinner
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Our chair, Stephanie Smith, FortisBC, will welcome attendees back for the day and share important announcements.
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
International Perspectives Panel
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taking Charge of Your Career
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Wrap Up and Planning Meeting
Join the Program Development Team to share feedback from this conference and brainstorm ideas for next year’s symposium.
Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 327-0396 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute with the Group block Code of “WEK05CI” to receive a special rate of $219 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until October 14, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.
The Wigwam is located in the Phoenix metro area, approximately 30 minutes by car from downtown Phoenix and the Sky Harbor International Airport.