HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - Just Energy is proud to announce that President and co-CEO Deborah Merril (pictured) was selected by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston's top women in energy at their Second Annual Women in Energy Leadership Awards.
Determined by a panel of judges, this year's honorees were selected for their remarkable achievements in three categories -- Women of Influence, Women to Watch and Innovators. Ms. Merril was recognized in the Women of Influence category, which honors top women leaders in Houston's energy companies based on factors such as career achievement in energy, contribution to company success, community involvement and leadership. Honorees include Presidents of some of the world's largest oil and gas companies, as well as CEOs of flourishing startups.
"It is truly an honor to be recognized among such a stellar group of accomplished women," says Ms. Merril. "The energy industry is not one traditionally lauded with having strong roots of female representation in the upper tiers of management. We're now seeing that change, and it's heartening to see the recognition that women deserve for the value, perspective and enrichment they bring at all organizational and industry levels. At Just Energy, diversity is not just an idea, it's part of who we are, and it goes well beyond gender. From ethnicity to race and everything in between, we look to the value of our differences and the unique insights they bring to the table. This supports a strong culture of inclusiveness that leads to greater employee satisfaction, and better operational and organizational performance."
All Honorees, which also included Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Donna Cole, were celebrated at the HBJ's Leadership Awards event at the Houstonian Hotel on November 10th. All are an inspiration for future generations of young women who aspire to break barriers and shatter the glass ceiling.
View the 2016 Honorees here.
About Just Energy Group Inc.:
Established in 1997, Just Energy (NYSE: JE) (TSX: JE) is a retail energy provider specializing in electricity and natural gas commodities, energy efficiency solutions, and renewable energy options. With offices located across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Just Energy serves approximately two million residential and commercial customers providing homes and businesses with a broad range of energy solutions that deliver comfort, convenience and control. Just Energy Group Inc. is the parent company of Amigo Energy, Commerce Energy, Green Star Energy, Hudson Energy, Just Energy Solar, Tara Energy and TerraPass. Visit justenergygroup.com to learn more. Also, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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