“Embrace the Unpredictable,” Energy Experts Advise

Published on April 19, 2013

Panelists for WEN Biennial Conference Focus on Taking Risks,
Remaining Flexible to Stay on Path to Success

Women's Energy Network Biennial Conference

Dean Latha Ramchand, far right, led a discussion at the Women’s Energy Network Biennial Conference on “Charting Your Course: Navigating Energy Trends, Challenges and Technology,” with panelists, from left, Nancy Sauer, Cecilia Rose, Elizabeth Matthews and Kim Denney.

The keys to success are often the things that scare you the most, according to panelists who spoke during a session of the Women’s Energy Network Biennial Conference, moderated by Bauer College Dean Latha Ramchand.

On April 3-4, women from the energy industry gathered for the conference to network, learn about changes in the industry, and gain insight on professional development.

Ramchand moderated a panel during the April 4 session on “Charting Your Course: Navigating Energy Trends, Challenges and Technology,” with panelists Nancy Sauer, principal for Government Relations Consulting; Elizabeth Matthews, lead attorney for Chevron; Cecilia Rose, president of Next Door Strategies; and Kim Denney, partner for NewPort Board Group.

Challenging yourself, trying new things and adapting to the unexpected are all ways to move forward professionally, the group said.

“It’s great to have a session where we can plan that road map to figure out the road blocks and come up with solutions, especially in today’s economy,” Ramchand said.

Nancy Sauer - Principal - Government Relations Consulting

Nancy Sauer

Nancy Sauer

Principal
Government Relations Consulting

“The energy business has been through a lot of restructuring since 1982, and one of the most important things to do is embrace the unpredictable.”

Elizabeth Matthews - Lead Attorney - Chevron

Elizabeth Matthews

Elizabeth Matthews

Lead Attorney
Chevron

“When I was working in private practice, I took jobs that positioned me to reach my ultimate goal. Most of my learning was learning on the job.”

Cecilia Rose - President - Next Door Strategies

Cecilia Rose

Cecilia Rose

President
Next Door Strategies

“I would love to tell you that I had a plan, but I didn’t. I was constantly correcting my course and when I saw something not working, I fixed it.”

Kim Denney - Partner - NewPort Board Group

Kim Denney

Kim Denney

Partner
NewPort Board Group

“I’m very much about seeing what I’m going to do next but not so engrained that I don’t close the door to another opportunity. I like taking risks, and I like taking chances.”

By Amanda Sebesta

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