Presidents Message

lisa-bruderlyWelcome to the Appalachian Chapter of Women’s Energy Network!

The Year in Review

The Appalachia Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network has flourished in 2016. The support of our members and the generosity of our many sponsors have been invaluable in making this year one of our most successful yet!

My Board of Directors and Committee Chairs (all volunteers) have done an amazing job communicating with and assisting our membership, raising our profile in the community and organizing a wide variety of events focused on WEN’s three missions: networking, education and leadership. Incredibly, the Appalachia Chapter has averaged at least 2 events per month!

It has been so rewarding to lead a group of women who work selflessly toward the common goal of helping others succeed and grow. My presidency has been an amazing experience.

While I can’t quantify the friendships made and the personal growth of our members over the past year, the following recap illustrates our success in providing value to our members.

1    Boots and Ballgowns Gala – Attended by more than 160 people and raised $3,800 for charity

1    Ohio Membership Event – Kicked off initiative to increase WEN’s membership in Ohio

2    Sporting Clay Shoots – Included our first co-ed event in partnership with the Center for Victims

2    Technical Presentations – Discussed Chapter 78 regulatory changes and small unmanned aerial systems

2    Industry Tours – Visited a well pad/compressor station and a wind farm

4    Leadership Series Events – Discussed etiquette, leadership styles, and effective writing

5    Partnerships – Established with other community organizations, including the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), West Virginia Natural Gas Association (WVONGA), and the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

8    Community Outreach Events – Provided information to prospective members on the benefits of WEN

9    Evening Networking Events – Included select “members only” events, events in partnership with the Air and Waste Management Association and events in association with the DUG East, Shale Insight and MUM Conference

Thank you to our members, partners and sponsors for your support!