National President’s Message

January 2021

As we close out one of the most trying years for Women’s Energy Network, and the world, I am reminded of how resilient our organization has been. WEN not only survived a world-shattering pandemic, but we also quickly pivoted into a virtual world to remain connected and thrived. Many of our members were able to join in events with other chapters that otherwise would never have occurred. National launched the first of what will be many virtual programs. We have learned a lot over the last year, some of these changes will continue into 2021. However, we did suffer many disappointing moments due to cancelled events, including postponement of the National Conference to 2022 in Fort Worth.  WEN’s mission is focused on networking, and we look forward to the day when we can reconvene our valuable in person networking events and meet again.  

All the hard work that was achieved throughout 2020 will continue with the new board that transitions this month. Our Diversity and Inclusion Task Force worked hard to develop a plan for WEN to achieve diversity at a paramount level in 2020. The National board plans to implement a new position that will focus on the task force findings and will assist with improving and creating diversity throughout our organization. The Strategic Plan for our organization has been developed and execution of that initiative has been set in motion. The vision for WEN is to continue our local connection and increase our global network, which working together, will improve our diverse membership. 

While we do have many goals set-forth for us this year, the National Board is a group of highly motivated and truly exceptional women who will provide excellent national and local leadership. We expect record growth in membership, and programming nationally and locally. More than ever, we are in a position to achieve all our goals this year. 

To each and every WEN member, I wish you a healthy and happy year in 2021. Here’s to looking forward to a day we can all meet in person again. 
Tara Meek
WEN National President