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