Annual Women in Energy Conference

ConnectingEmpowering and Succeeding

New Date to Join us  – August 2 & 3 at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT 

Meet fellow members, connect with friends or, simply see what our Association is all about. Our committees have been planning this event for the past several months and we’re excited to announce our program.  To view each session, simply click on the title and you will be introduced to the presenter(s) and what the presentation is about.

We are currently seeking sponsors for this annual event.  Please consider supporting our organization!  Click here to see what sponsorships are available and what benefits each includes.

Plan to attend our 2020 event to be held at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT, August 2 & 3, 2020 in conjunction with the Eastern Energy Expo.   NOTE:  If you wish to attend both the Women in Energy Conference and the Eastern Energy Expo,  you will receive a discount code for EEE registration after you complete your Women in Energy Conference Registration.

Need a hotel room?  Click here to make a room reservation and also get directions for Mohegan Sun.  Women in Energy will have a booth at the trade show – Tuesday and Wednesday – visit us in Booth 659.


Register Here for Conference

Our 2020 Program Schedule

Sunday - August 2

2:30 - 3:30pm

For your convenience, there will be two Registration areas:

#1 – For those arriving for the 1st session on Sunday – the desk will be at the Sky Convention Center – Nehantic/Pequot Rooms

#2 – For those arriving in time for Networking Session and Dinner – a desk will be set up Earth Expo & Convention Center

For those arriving for Monday only session badges can be picked up at the #1 Location.

3:30 - 4:30pm

Pathways to Success: Career Opportunities within the Energy Industry

During this panel discussion, women from different areas of the energy industry at various points in their career will share their stories, lessons learned, strategies for success, and more. This session is ideal for those looking to advance their careers within our industry, as well as learn more about becoming a mentor or mentee.

4:45 - 5:45pm -

Meet and Greet fellow members and learn at the same time.

Feel uncomfortable when you attending a networking reception?  Here is your chance to learn how to make it more than just exchanging business cards and pointless small talk. Gain a few tips and network with friends – both new and old!

6:30 - 9:00pm

About our Keynote Speaker, Marion Blumenthal Lazan

Marion  and her family survived six-and-a-half years in Holocaust prisons, including Westerbork in Holland and the notorious Bergen•Belsen in the heart of Nazi Germany—the concentration camp in which Anne Frank was imprisoned until her death. Lazan drew on these , experiences for her memoir Four Perfect Pebbles—whose title comes from the search for pebbles which offered a sense of purpose and a sense of hope for her and her older brother during the darkest days of their imprisonment In addition to her memoir, co-authored with children’s book author Lila Pert, Lazan has toured widely for a quarter-century discussing her Holocaust experiences.

Monday - August 3

7:30 - 8:30am

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8:45 - 9:45am

Negotiating is a vital tool for a successful career – whether you’d like a raise, a promotion, or even to work on specific projects, During this panel discussion, industry leaders will share their experiences with negotiations, as well as advice on how you can approach negotiations with confidence, showcase your strengths, and take charge of your career path.



10:00 - 11:00am

About this Presentation

Stop being honest with your customers. It’s hurting your business. What I mean by this is– stop telling customers what you can’t do. They don’t care. They don’t care if you don’t give pricing over the phone. They don’t care if you don’t have availability today. They don’t care what your policies are. Even if all of that is true, they often misunderstand and misinterpret what you are really trying to say. What they care about is how you provide them with some kind of solution. It’s time to learn how to be really honest with your customers in a positive way. Knowing and practicing how to shift your responses will not only provide your customers with the WOW experience they are looking for, it will also instill confidence and belief in your employees to find proactive solutions for every problem that may arise. These 10 top things to never say, along with the tools on what you should say, is a vital step in transforming the growth of your employees, culture, and all around business.

About the Presenter

Erica Leonor is a highly influential Customer Experience Coach and Sales Trainer at Power Selling Pros. She actually considers herself a Master Jedi Trainer because one of her many talents is using “the force” to influence others to create WOW experiences for their customers. She received a BA in Anthropology from BYU-Hawaii and has traveled around the world working with and studying different cultures and peoples. She has an extensive background in coaching and training that ranges from customer service to leadership, substance abuse treatment, and cultural awareness. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Women in HVACR and thoroughly enjoys bringing opportunities to and creating awareness for women across the industry. She has a YouTube channel with her husband called “The Leonor Life” where they share their multicultural adventures with the world.

11:15 - 12:15 pm

About the Presentation:

Industries like retail propane and oil are seeing a dynamic shift in leadership style. We are are seeing a phenomenon taking place due to the rapid pace of change taking place around us. This is causing an increased demand in leaders to be authentic, transparent and a willingness to investment in their people. This change is not only in demand for future leaders at the branch and organizational level. Current leaders who have historically led in their own “yester-year” style are also being forced to make change. At the root of this shift is emotional intelligence, which can be uncomfortable for some. Join this one-hour session to learn how to:

  • Be You, Not Your Predecessor
  • Be Vulnerable and Ask for Feedback
  • Be Willing to Invest in Change and Your People

The phenomenon of leadership change we are seeing provides an opportunity for leaders to be more authentic and respected. Leave this session with a renewed energy and tools to be seen as a leader who others naturally want to follow – and thus, creating a powerful partnership and value proposition in your branch or company.

About the Presenter

Amy is passionate about helping individuals, teams and organizations realize their growth potential. She has more than twenty years experience designing marketing and sales strategies, facilitating leadership, marketing, and sales training, and coaching in the areas of self-awareness, communication skills enhancement and overall soft-skills for professional development.

In addition to facilitating sales and leadership development programs for organizations, and speaking on leadership, feedback and management topics, she serves as an adjunct professor of business management, leadership, marketing and communications. She has received awards for marketing, communications, and sales campaigns and am a published author in the accounting, franchise, retail oil and propane, and retail dealer industries. My experience includes working for a top 20 US CPA firm, a national management consulting firm, and providing consulting services to clients in the dealership, accounting, business/family succession, retail oil and propane, and franchise industries.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and MBA in Leadership from Franklin Pierce University.


12:15 - 1:00pm

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1:15 - 2:15pm

Our panel will share with the audience their experiences making change within their companies.  This change is varied – it could be folding in new companies and employees into their fold, adding new products or services to their energy offerings or it could be major company policies.

Learn the ups and downs our panelists have experienced.

2:30 - 3:30pm

Saving money can be tough enough but when you commit to shoring up your financial future, where do you start?  We polled some of our members and got variety of questions and comments.  In this round table discussion, we will explore:

  • My main focus is on investing for retirement.
  • Looking at my personal Roth IRA, I think I’m getting killed with fees. What’s fair? What should I expect?
  • Terms that I should be familiar with.
  • Understanding where “my money” is so that I am not surprised
  • What does a well balanced portfolio look like?
  • Top biggest mistakes investors make
  • Where are some resources a person can go to for investing questions?
  • In additional 401Ks, what other saving vehicles might I explore especially for emergencies or planning for my child’s education.


Networking - Meet & Greet

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Sunday Wine Service

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Continental Breakfast

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Refreshment Breaks

Taco Comfort Systems
Burke Energy

Door Prizes

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