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Legislative Update

Legislative Update Friday, September 29, 2023 3:00 – 6:30 PM Located at McGinnis Lochridge 1111 W 6th St Bldg B, Ste 400 Austin, Texas Join fellow members of the Association of Women in Energy in Austin, Texas for this educational and networking event which will provide an overview of those key bills from the 88th [...]

Annual Power Matters Conference 2023

Gain additional education in your field to reach your career goals in 2023! This years Annual Power Matters Conference focuses on Challenges in Energy Development with panels on Permitting, Transmission, Supply Chain, and Policy. Hear from Developers, Utilities, and Industry Experts. Featuring keynote speaker Elaina Ball, Senior Vice President Power Delivery with Entergy; who will speak on [...]

AWE Boardmember Julie Parsley Named One of Austin’s Best CEOs

ABJ Staff - Austin Business Journal - Oct. 3, 2019 Imagine in your mind's eye a Central Texas nonprofit — do you think of an electrical utility providing power to thousands of customers spread across the Hill Country? Perhaps not. But Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc. is a nonprofit, and a successful one at that. It [...]

Articles of Interest

“The Role that Women Can Play” in Energy Today

The pandemic has caused millions of people, especially women, to rethink their careers. It may have been stimulated by all that time working from home, or the shift to remote work opening up opportunities in any location, or homeschooling their kids for months while schools were closed, or the joy they found in hobbies or side [...]

Rare Gem: Building TerraFina Energy Into One Of America’s Biggest Woman-Owned Oil Companies

“You know, little girl, I’ve been watching you,” the longtime oilman said to Marsha Hendler. “You get this business; you need to be an operator.” Some women would have taken offense at being called “little girl.” Instead Hendler saw a golden opportunity to be mentored and, in the process, gained a close friend – “my [...]

#ChangePays: There Were More Male CEOs Named John than Female CEOs

The New York Times noted that “fewer large companies are run by women than by men named John” in an article published in 2015. “The Johns” were in second place by year-end 2016, but not by much. Although female executives remain grossly underrepresented in the C-suite, this small victory for gender inclusion underscores a changing [...]