National President's Blog

Happy 25th Anniversary to the Women’s Energy Network! 

WEN turns 25 this year, and we have a lot to celebrate.  After a very successful National Conference in Denver, we hit the 5,000 member mark for the first time. In fact, not only did we surpass that benchmark, we crushed it!  With 5,700 members, we are moving quickly toward 6,000! 

In honor of a quarter of a century of empowering women in the energy industry, WEN National created the Karyl White Founder’s Award, presented to a member who has dedicated outstanding service to WEN over time.  At the close of the conference, Karyl gave the first Award to Jeannie Gardner, WEN’s first National President. The conference closing also unveiled the special 25th Anniversary logo that you’ll see more of as the year progresses.   

In addition, the WEN Foundation has set a goal for members to provide 2,500 hours of service to programs involving girls in STEM by the end of 2019. You will receive more information about that community-based initiative through your chapter.   

And, save the date for the 25th Anniversary Celebration event on September 24, 2019, at the Hotel Zaza Memorial City in Houston. WEN returns to its roots to honor its history in the place of its founding. Details will be revealed soon. 

Finally, we will wrap up the year with a special edition of Empower magazine to highlight the accomplishments of our chapters and our 25th year.  It’s an exciting time to be a WEN member, and there is much more to come!   

Erin Magee
Jackson Kelly PLLC
WEN National President