WEN Houston

Women's Energy Network was started in Houston in 1994.

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2015 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

YWE Recognized as a finalist in the 2012 World Oil Awards for Best Outreach Program

WEN 2014 Charity Lunch raises over $146,000 for the Women's Home

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WEN South Louisiana

WEN South Lousiana was founded in 2009.

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WEN South Louisiana Chapter

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WEN North Texas

WEN North Texas was founded in 2009.

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WEN North Texas Chapter

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WEN Appalachia

WEN Appalachia was founded in 2011.

WEN Appalachia members are women in the energy industry in the Appalachian Basin, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, and Delaware.  It regularly hosts events throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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WEN Washington DC

The Washington, D.C. chapter of the Women's Energy Network was launched in February 2012.

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WEN Washington D.C. Chapter

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WEN Greater Atlanta

Success! The 2015 WEN National Conference in New Orleans! 

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WEN South Texas

Success! The 2015 WEN National Conference in New Orleans! 

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Thousands of women are breaking ground in energy industry careers, and 3,000 of them are members of the Women's Energy Network.  Join today!

Women's Energy Network is 3,000 women strong. Founded in 1994, the Women's Energy Network of Houston (WEN) is a 501(c)(6) organization that brings together professional women of achievement in the energy industry and fosters their advancement by creating a network of energy contacts.

WEN Appalachia Chapter

The Women's Energy Network Appalachia Chapter was started in 2011.  Its first Board of Directors served for 2 years to maintain stability and grow the chapter membership. 

The Women's Energy Network Appalachia Chapter will host events in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania areas.

The Women's Energy Network Appalachia Chapter will offer opportunities to attend luncheons and various networking events.  Check the events listing for the Appalachia Chapter to RSVP.

On June 29, 2012, West Virginia Governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, spoke to the Women's Energy Network Appalachian Chapter. The event was held at the Charleston, West Virginia, offices of Jackson Kelly PLLC.

Upcoming Events

Inaugural Networking Gala - Boots and Ball Gowns

Get dressed up and then get down! Join us for this first-ever evening of networking, dancing and giving back to the community – all in celebration of WEN’s remarkable accomplishments both nationally and regionally, since establishing the Appalachia chapter four years ago.

The Gala will include:

  • Silent auction benefiting United Way of Allegheny County’s United for Women Program

  • Awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding women in the energy industry

  • Live music and dancing

  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Friday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Hotel Monaco

Downtown Pittsburgh


$100 Members / $125 Non-Members 

(Men are welcome!)
A limited number of group rates for 10 or more attendees are available.

Register here
Group discounts and sponsorship opportunities also available.
Contact Natalie at nhinkle@cecinc.com or Emily at ethomas@bakerlaw.com for details.
WEN continues to be a champion of women in the energy industry and thanks you for your continued support of the organization and its important mission.



Lunch & Learn: Measurement Matters - Molecules to Money

Join Pam Ryan, Senior Principal Engineer with EQT Midstream for this Continuing Education Lunch and Learn. This discussion covers the critical function of measurement through the natural gas energy value chain, including the appropriate application of various metering and reporting technologies. Lunch will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the event offers PE Continuing Education Credit.

Sponsorships are available - please contact Leah Mistick at (724) 746-5200.

Tuesday, August 25
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Double Tree by Hilton
Green Tree
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

$35 WEN members / $45 Non-Members

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Sporting Clays 101 

The Appalachia Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network invites you to join them in their Annual Spring Sporting Clays 101 Event.

This event will bring together women in all energy sectors and give them the opportunity to learn the sport of sporting clays in a comfortable, stress-free environment from Certified Sporting Clays Instructors. 

There are two options for participation in the fall shoot:

OPTION 1: You will be assigned a certified sporting clays instructor who will take your team around and shoot up to 50 targets. This option is designed for beginners who have never shot or who do not feel comfortable shooting 100 targets.
OPTION 2: You will be assigned a team and will shoot 100 targets without an instructor.
All equipment will be provided (gun, ammo) and a catered lunch.

Click here to check out our last event. 

Thursday, September 24
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
10 am to 2 pm

$150 WEN members / $175 Non-Members

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Sponsorships are available (click to learn more)
Please contact Stephanie Paluda at 412-480-1228


Assertiveness Skills for Career Success Full-Day Workshop

With Shirley Wulf of BEHAVIORSMARTS and Alison Valli of Clearwater Consultants, Inc.

You are not alone in walking this fine line. Assertiveness skills for women are vital for getting things done, getting what you want, commanding respect, and becoming an influential leader. The person with effective assertiveness skills sends the right signals and gets the right responses. In this interactive workshop, learn how to develop assertiveness skills to deal with any situation - without coming across as either too pushy or a pushover. Workshop participants will:
- Identify what assertive behavior is and is not;
- Understand their own behavior patterns and the patterns of others, both of which affect one's assertiveness;
- Identify and replace weak words with words that project confidence;
- Learn and practice assertive communication techniques: verbal and nonverbal assertive behaviors.

Thurday, October 8
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Southpointe Golf Club
360 Southpointe Boulevard
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Full-Day 8AM-4:30PM* $275 WEN Members / $325 Non-Members
Half-Day 1PM-4:30PM** $125 WEN Members / $150 Non-Members

*Registration will begin at 7:30am, breakfast and lunch will be provided.
**Half-day workshop is only offered to those who attended the workshop in March. Registration will be from 12:30-12:50PM, lunch not provided.

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Upcoming Events

Shale Media Group is proud to partner with the Pittsburgh Business Times to host the third annual WING Awards (Women In Natural Gas Awards) and the inaugural Women in Energy Leadership Awards, on October 22, 2015. 

The awards will be presented in two categories:

  • WING Awards
    • The women being honored will be employed in the shale oil and gas industry; contribute to community outreach efforts; act as a role model for future women in energy; and display integrity, commitment and high standards in their daily work.
  • The Women in Energy Leadership Awards will be presented to women across all energy sectors.

Applicants should be based in the Pittsburgh region and employed in a leadership position at an energy company. Honorees will be selected by a panel of industry experts and honored at an event on October 22, 2015 and in a special edition of the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Help us celebrate the exceptional women working in the energy industry by nominating a worthy candidate today! Click here to nominate.

Board of Directors

The WEN Appalachia Chapter Board of Directors welcomes you to the Appalachia Chapter serving the Appalachia region of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in serving on the Board in the future or volunteering to assist with a committee now, please contact Tara Meek.

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