SOURCE: Midwest ENERGY Association

Midwest ENERGY Association

April 04, 2012 12:00 ET

Promote, Support, Connect, & Recognize Female Leaders in the Energy Industry

EAGAN, MN--(Marketwire - Apr 4, 2012) - MEA and Energetic Women are proud to announce the 5th Annual Energetic Women Conference. This conference is open to anyone who wishes to seek greater influence and provide greater value to their company in the field of energy operations and engineering. Join us, June 12-14, 2012 in St. Louis, MO, for connection, support, and education.

Vickie Austin, Choices Worldwide, opens this year's event with a session on networking for results. Challenging conventional leadership wisdom, with Cy Wakeman, Cy Wakeman, Inc., will share with us the concepts of Reality Based Leadership, and dealing with the myths that often prevail in the modern organization. Attendees have an opportunity to get complimentary personal coaching from our 12 expert coaches. Other notable sessions include:

  • Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives, Martha Feeback, Catalyst, Inc.
  • Communicating the Value of Women's Networks, Sarah Rand, PhD., University of Minnesota
  • ManageMENt Culture, panel discussion on the successes and challenges of women's networks in utilities

"I was in a Duke Energetic Women meeting the other day and one of our team said the MEA conference was 'the best leadership conference I ever attended, and I've attended a lot throughout my career.' Thanks for all you do to continue to make this conference so valuable. Thanks." Giorgina Franklin CHMM, CPEA.

For information about the event go to or contact Stephanie Menning at (651) 289-9600 x114,

This industry-wide effort is supported by many organizations including national and regional associations, utilities, contractors and vendors from the utility industry. Association support includes:

American Gas Association (AGA)
American Public Gas Association (APGA)
Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
IEEE Women in Engineering
Northeast Gas Association (NGA)
Southern Gas Association (SGA)

About Energetic Women:
Energetic Women's mission is to increase the pool of promotable women in Energy Operations and Engineering. They encourage leadership growth and development, through mentorship and supportive programs. Energetic Women is a service of MEA.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that delivery electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, utility companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.

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