40 Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) Experience Unique Energy Industry Focused, Field-Based Networking Opportunity
As WBENC wrapped up 2022, 40 WBEs embarked on the on-site portion of the hybrid WBENC Energy Executive Program (EEP) to culminate their journeys, following 3 interactive virtual sessions led by energy industry experts on key topics in preparation for on-site visits. The topics include new energies, upstream, midstream, downstream, chemical, and more.
The 40 WBEs participated in a 3-day hands-on opportunity, on-site in Houston, Texas, to gain a deeper understanding of all segments of the Energy Industry. This field-based learning experience provided more practical knowledge of the energy industry along with relationship building opportunities to help the women entrepreneurs better understand the partnered corporations’ extensive layers and opportunity areas.
This highly interactive and immersive executive education experience was made possible by the amazing Corporate Participants: BP America Inc., Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and Shell USA, Inc.
The on-site programming included networking, classroom, and field-based activities around the Great Houston area, including excursions to:
- Chevron’s Technology Ventures
- The “Ion” Houston
- BP’s US Headquarters
- Shell Deer Park Chemical Plant
Corporate and Site Leadership from all of the Participating Corporations facilitated the presentations and were special guests, engaging with the participants throughout the week. Immediately following the graduation ceremony, Shell USA, Inc. hosted a Community Impact Event for local entrepreneurial students to learn the “Ingredients for Success” and network with the EEP group.
Who were these all-star WBEs?
Energy Executive Program WBEs are selected from a competitive pool of applicants.
Congratulations to the following Women Business Owners for successfully completing the Energy Executive Program:
Energy Executive Program 2022 Cohort
Avis Yates Rivers, Technology Concepts Group International
Brittany Smith, LuxArmi Industries
Cathy Stafford, Ad-Venture Promotions
Colleen Bonniol, MODE Studios
Danielle Baughman, ProShare Services LLC
Dawn Winter, The Schork Group
Dee Hays, Excellence Engineering, LLC
Imelda Alejandrino, AP42, LLC
Jennifer Castillo, Laymance Lighting
Jennifer Moore, The Moore Group
Julia Billen, WarmlyYours.com, Inc.
Julie Haley, Edge Solutions, LLC
Kanchana Raman, Avacend
Karen Garcia, RCS Corporation
Karen Schlichting, Tri Safe Consulting
Kristen Baiocco, American Energy Supply
Laura Reed, Cork Tree Creative, Inc.
Layla Moody, ArtisticMedia
Lori Jarrell, Emerald Professional Staffing Inc.
Mashell Carissimi, JMC Electric Contractor, LLC.
Mikelle Coleby, Envision Healthcare Resources LLC
Nancy Wiser, Wiser Strategies
Nicole Glenn, Candor Expedite, Inc.
Ronda McMichael, Wise Enviornmental
SaLisa Berrien, COI Energy
Sharie Bates Elliott, Bates Precast Concrete, Inc.
Sue Phillips, Morrow Repair Services
Sung Choi, TruEdge Solutions, LLC
Susan Faulkner-Goecke, A.F. Construction Company
Susan Bono, Corporate Care
Sweta Pandey, Dutech Systems, Inc.
Tania Zachari, Techniques International Corp.
Tawana Bain, Tbain & Co.
Tiffany Hopkins, Shactee Engineering
Twyla Garrett, Growth Management Services Inc. – GMS
Valerie Eastman, WinterWinds Robotics
W. Janet Allison, CBI
Wanda Rogers, Construction Service Workers
Wendy Fry, The Retrofit Companies, Inc.
Yom Douglas, The JPI Group