Young Women in Energy

Young Women in Energy

September 22, 2015 11:00 ET

Young Women in Energy Announces New Executive Director

Newly Appointed Katie Smith to Take Over Leadership from Founder Anna Murray

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2015) - Young Women in Energy (YWE) is excited to announce its newly appointed Executive Director, Katie Smith. YWE, which currently has more than 1,700 members, aims to support and champion the needs of young women working in the energy industry in Alberta.

Katie is a key member and volunteer of YWE's Operations team, serving as the Communications and External Relations Committee Lead for two years before stepping into the Executive Director position. She currently works full-time as a proposal coordinator at Spartan Controls Ltd.

"Katie has shown tremendous dedication to the organization over the years," says Anna Murray, Founder and previous Executive Director, YWE. "There is no question she has the energy, intelligence and strategic know-how to take YWE to the next level. Katie embodies the YWE brand - she is bright, fantastic to work with and someone to watch."

"I have been very fortunate to be a part of Anna's vision for YWE for the past few years and I am excited about the opportunities that lay ahead for the organization," says Katie Smith, Executive Director, YWE. "Our team has successfully built a community of like-minded women; women who have the ability to support each other as they develop into the next level of their careers."

Katie's transition to Executive Director is effective immediately. Anna Murray, will continue to serve with the Board of Directors and play an active role in setting the strategic direction of the organization.

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About Young Women in Energy

Young Women in Energy (YWE), founded in 2013, champions the interests of women working in the energy industry. YWE aims to address the recognized need to increase female presence, development and leadership in the industry. We are building an authentic community of motivated women who are connecting with, and learning from, their peers.

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