Global President's Message

Updated May 2024

Energized, empowered, inspiring are just a few words that come to mind when reflecting on our 2024 WEN Conference. Over two and a half days together, our members shared ideas, passions, and visions for a brighter future and, most importantly, we celebrated 30 years of Women's Energy Network. WEN’s mission holds true each year by offering a place for women (and men) to network with other professionals in the energy industry, attend insightful workshops and leadership circles, and discuss the current energy industry and the impacts of technology. From keynote addresses to interactive workshops, the wealth of knowledge shared in Atlanta was nothing short of amazing, made even more epic by the announcement of our 25th Chapter, WEN Dominican Republic!

What stood out most to me was the energy and enthusiasm that permeated every corner of the event. The connections we made at the conference, the conversations had, and the ideas exchanged will have a lasting impact. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to our dedicated WEN Conference team, sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making this year a success. I'm excited to see everyone again at our next biennial conference, which will be held April 12-14, 2026 in Fort Worth, TX!

With this year's Conference behind us, the priorities for the remainder of my Presidency will shift to:

  1. Helping our members grow professionally through custom WEN programming;
  2. Increasing communication and transparency between the Global Board and Chapter Leaders;
  3. Finalizing the integration of WEN and the WEN Foundation. 

I look forward to working with the Global Board and our members to achieve these goals and more.

As we jump into the second half of 2024, I hope you continue to take advantage of programming curated by both Global and our Chapters. As a WEN Greater Pittsburgh member, I'm looking forward to attending their annual Boots and Ballgowns fundraiser in August. Whether you join me in Pennsylvania or for an online event, I look forward to seeing how you engage with WEN across the globe!

Gillian Flick
2024 WEN Global President

2024 WEN Conference