To fuel success for women-owned businesses, WBENC offers multiple programs and opportunities designed to support business development and growth, from pitch competitions to executive education programs.
Driving Women’s Business Development in the Energy Industry
The WBENC Energy Executive Program is a blended learning, immersive executive education experience focused on driving development of Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) leaders within the energy, oil, and gas industry.
The goal of the Energy Executive Program is to help women-owned businesses grow their industry knowledge and relationships, increase their competitive advantage, and enhance their capabilities within the energy, oil, and gas industry, securing their place as a critical part of the global energy supply chain.
The intensive curriculum for this program is taught by industry experts from the participating corporations and include key topics in:
Immersive facility tour with hands-on exercises and real life simulations of oilrig and process operations
Learn from experts in the energy, oil, and gas industry
Network with major energy industry executives
Participate in peer learning with WBE-WBE connections
Increase competitive advantage though strategy and tools for success
The Energy Executive Program was extraordinary! I was delighted to connect with a program offered to facilitate investment in wetlands rehabilitation, as a result of my participation in this program. Our finance professor shared valuable insights and made himself available for one-on-one consultations after the program, when he provided even more actionable advice to accelerate our business growth. The exercises with the augmented and virtual reality lab provided real insights into new areas of development for my business, as I had been looking into AR/VR and now have a point of connection. My fellow WBEs were great mentors helping me with their experience, and I hope I was equally helpful to them! This program is not to be missed.
Founder, Prisere LLC
This program has been really invaluable because, in particular, you get industry-specific knowledge. It’s so hard sometimes to get information about what the individual corporations are procuring. By being here, and it being an oil and energy specific executive management program, there’s been a lot of insights into trends, into the areas that they’re thinking of procuring. And also, frankly, how they think operationally and strategically. That in and of itself is so valuable, because it allows us, as women-owned businesses, and minority-owned businesses, to think about our relevancy, and how do we continue to be valuable in the supply chain moving forward.
CEO of Ruiz Stragies
Who Should Apply
Currently certified in good standing as a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)
Must be the majority owner of the company
Have a minimum of three years experience operating a business
Maintain a minimum annual sales volume of $1,000,000 for past two consecutive years
Provide services applicable to the energy, oil, and gas industry
The WBENC Energy Executive Program qualifies for the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship Fund. Interested applicants should complete the scholarship application within one business day of submitting this application, but no later than the application deadline. There are a limited number of scholarships awarded annually.
Cancellation Policy for Individual Payees
If the applicant withdraws from the program 45 days before the program start date, they are entitled to a full refund. If cancellation occurs within 45 days of the start date or the applicant does not complete the program in its entirety, they will be charged $1,500 and the remaining balance will be refunded to the applicant within 30 days.
Cancellation for Other Payee Types
If the applicant withdraws from the program 45 days before the program start date, they must notify WBENC. If cancellation occurs within 45 days of the start date or the applicant does not complete the program in its entirety, they will be charged $1,500 which must be remitted via credit card to the accounting department within ten business days.
There are multiple sponsorship opportunities for WBENC Corporate Members, including the ability to sponsor WBEs to attend the WBENC Energy Executive Program.
Note, if the sponsored applicant is selected from outside the internal applicant list, the WBE must be approved by WBENC and meet the program criteria as stated on the WBE application form. The hotel, food and beverage, tuition and materials will be covered during their stay. Earlier hotel check-in and all transportation costs should be covered by the WBE.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.