Houston Chapter: September Luncheon (Energy Corridor)

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Sustainability 101: Real Steps You Can Take to Contribute to Net Zero


The world has changed, the population is increasing, and more waste and emissions are being generated. This is impacting the climate and putting future generations at risk. Through this presentation, our speakers will walk us through the basic concepts of sustainability, including what it means to live in a sustainable world, how to measure the impact of our activities, examples for the business, and actions for us as individuals.

Sofia Barrios and Mariela Poleo are two seasoned oil and gas executives, with over 50 years of combined experience and a passion for sustainability.
Mariela Poleo is an international energy executive with experience in major capital projects, financial planning and performance and joint ventures, currently leading Citgo Petroleum Corporation’s non profit foundation Simon Bolivar Foundation. Mariela is a global citizen, born in Venezuela and having lived in Venezuela, England, and Norway before moving to Houston, Texas in 2011. Her travels are the result of an extensive career with Equinor ASA and its predecessor, Statoil, where she has supported major strategic decisions relating to projects and assets, in multiple countries and with financial oversight of multibillion dollar projects.

Mariela holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, as well as an Advanced Management Program at IESA and has done many courses in the oil industry, and leadership. She is currently part of the 23rd cohort of Rice LINE Program (Leadership for nonprofit executives).

Sofia Barrios started her oil & gas career with Vetco Gray in 2000 after earning her engineering degree in Venezuela. She left the country in 2004 to pursue her MBA. She worked for TechnipFMC for over 16 years and held several leadership positions in Commercial, EPC Projects, and Product Portfolio Management. She has experience working in multiple sectors across the oil and gas value chain and in diverse cultural environments with international assignments in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, the United States, and Brazil. Her last role with TechnipFMC was Vice President of Measurement Products.

Sofia’s passion for Energy Transition and Sustainability made her pursue an Executive Education with Rice Business School – Global Energy Leadership Program and an Executive Certification in Sustainability Strategy with MIT Professional Education.

WEN Members - $40
Non-Members - $50
Member Walk Ins - $50
Non-Member Walk Ins - $60

Registration Deadline:
September 24, 2022

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9/27/2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Central Daylight Time
The Westin, Memorial City 945 Gessner Houston, TX 77024 UNITED STATES

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