About Our Chapter


WEN is an international organization of professional women who work across the energy value chain. Our mission is to develop programs to provide networking opportunities and foster career and leadership development of women who work in the energy industries.

WEN Houston was founded in 1994 by Karyl White with the purpose of fostering the development and advancement of women in energy by developing a strong network. After years of being the sole woman on energy transactions, Karyl believed that many women energy professionals were in the same position, but unable to connect with each other.

Twenty-five years later, WEN remains committed to providing high caliber events and networking to its diverse membership from across the energy value chain.

WEN Houston Presidents
1994 – Karyl White
1995 – Karyl White
1996 – Teresa Bushman
1997 – Dorothy Wilson
1998 – Meg Healey
1999 – Carol McCutcheon
2000 – Robin Dyer
2001 – Leesa Foster
2002 – Tammy Naron
2003 – Kay Henry
2004 – Lynda Duffy
2005 – Rachel Clingman
2006 – Gene Ann Herrin
2007 – Kate MacDougall
2008 – Elizabeth Matthews
2009 – Kim Randolph
2010 – Jana Grauberger
2011 – Jeannie Gardner
2012 – Lori McDowell
2013 – Kimberly Wilson
2014 – Gindi Eckel Vincent
2015 – Dannetta English-Bland
2016 – Tomira Eason
2017 – Tamara Saront-Eisner
2018 – Kara Byrne
2019 – Elizabeth Phillips
2020 - Deanna Young