About Our Chapter


The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) California was established in May 2021 and encompasses all of California. The mission of the Women’s Energy Network California is to attract more women into energy through outreach programs; to retain and develop women in energy by fostering relationships; and to develop leadership competencies and industry insight through strategic partnerships with companies, educational institutions, and other organizations.

WEN California will provide networking and educational programming such as educational workshops on emerging energy trends, a STEM girls mentoring program including award a scholarship, and networking event.
 
Founding Board of Directors:
  • Shannon Broome, co-President (Hunton Andrews Kurth)
  • Ann De Villiers, co-President (Deloitte)
  • Adriana Sandoval, President-Elect (Chevron)
  • Anne Marie McGraw, Secretary (Insignia)
  • Wenli Rui, Treasurer (Chevron)

Founding Committee Members:
  • Chantale Rondeau, Membership Committee Chair -  Southern California (Sempra LNG)
  • Maggie Trumbly, Membership Committee Chair -  Northern California (PG&E)
  • Kiana Amiri-Davani, Membership Committee (Edgcomb Law)
  • Smrithika Appaiah, Member Programming – Southern California (Ernst & Young)
  • Amy Nefouse, Programming Assistant – Southern California (Sempra)
  • Debbie Cheng, Member Programming – Northern California (Chevron)
  • Clare Ellis, Special Events Chair (Hunton Andrews Kurth)
  • Christine Zimmerman, Special Events Chair (WSPA)
  • Amy Segeren, Speakers Committee Chair – Northern California (Chevron)
  • Jill White, Speakers Committee Chair – Southern California (Deloitte)
  • Manjula Bagli, Educational Programming (Independent)
  • Divya Agarwal, Sponsorship Development Chair (Trinity Consultants)
  • Stephanie Roveda, Sponsorship Chair (Chevron)
  • Sophie Ellinghouse, Marketing Director (WSPA)
  • Amber Okumo, Social Media Chair (Independent)
  • Jodie Muller, Communications Chair (WSPA)
  • Tejal Aigaonkar, Public Relations Chair (Ernst & Young)
  • Joanne Campbell, Director at Large – Advisory Council Chair (Chevron)
  • Alison Torbitt, Director at Large – Advisory Council Chair (Nixon Peabody)
  • Marielle Narkiewicz, Community Initiatives – Young Women Energized (Chevron)
  • Annie Ciurczak, Community Initiatives – Mentoring Committee Chair (Chevron)
  • Emily Wen, --- TBD
  • Lynn McGuire, --- Membership Committee (Geosyntec)
  • Shawn Zovod, --- Membership Committee ( Lubin Olson)