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Driving Women’s Business Development in the Energy Industry

The WBENC Energy Executive Program (EEP) is a highly interactive and immersive executive education experience focused on driving development of Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) leaders within the Energy 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 Industry, securing their place as a critical part of the global energy supply chain.

“The Energy Education Program was a once-in-a-lifetime, game-changing opportunity.”

Program Dates:

  • Tues, Sept 19, 2023, 1 – 4 pm ET | Virtual
  • Tues, Sept 26, 2023, 1 – 4 pm ET | Virtual
  • Tues, Oct 3, 2023, 1 – 4 pm ET | Virtual
  • Tues, Oct 10, 2023, 1 – 4 pm ET | Virtual
  • Tues, Nov 7 – Thurs, Nov 9, 2023 | On-site (Houston, TX)

EEP is no longer accepting applications for 2023. Be sure to subscribe for updates for the 2024 program details.

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The Energy Executive Program is powerful because we not only learn about the Energy Industry but it has also allowed Bocci to meet and foster opportunities with other WBEs. WBENC and EEP has helped to create an environment where that can happen.
Lianne Lami
Founder & CEO
Lianne Lami
Why Participate

“The Energy Education Program was by far the best professional development experience I have had in my career.”

The intensive curriculum for this program is taught by industry experts and include key topics in:

  • New Energies
  • Upstream
  • Midstream
  • Downstream
  • Chemicals
  • More!

Why Attend:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of all segments Energy industry.
  • Engage with Top Corporate members in the Energy industry
  • Build relationships with other WBEs in Energy.
  • Explore the Energy Transition and how business is changing as a result.
  • Learn how to impact Energy Corporations’ customers.

“The Energy Education Program gave me a better focus on what the clients needs and approach on building relationship and various opportunities.”

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
  • Provide goods or services applicable to the Energy Industry

Please note that if a WBE cancels after acceptance or does not successfully complete the course they will be required to pay $1,500 to WBENC to cover the pre-paid cost for their participation in program.

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Can I sign up and attend each session individually?

This hybrid program provides a cumulative learning experience. Therefore, we ask that you plan to attend all virtual sessions AND the 3 days on site in Houston, TX.

I am not currently supplying to the Energy Industry, but would like to, is this program for me?

This program is a great fit for both existing suppliers to the Energy Industry who are looking to grow their businesses to better serve the industry AND suppliers who service similar industries and are interested in expanding to the Energy Industry.

I am not comfortable traveling/attending the in-person portion, can I attend all sessions virtually?

The in-person portion of this program is very active and has hands on activities that would not be as value to offer virtually, therefore, if you are unable to attend all sessions (both in person and virtual) we suggest that you wait to apply for a future cohort.

COVID Safety Protocols

In order to provide the safest environment possible for all involved, participants are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine or be subject to daily testing at the participant’s individual expense.

Scholarships, Lodging and Transportation

Scholarships and lodging costs are covered for WBE participants. Participants will be required to provide own transportation to Houston area site. Outside of airfare, WBEs will not be required to pay any fees unless they cancel after acceptance or do not successfully complete the program requirements.


Cancellation Policy

If a WBE cancels after acceptance or does not successfully complete the course they will be required to pay $1,500 to WBENC to cover the pre-paid cost for their participation in program.

Contact Information

Contact the program lead, Jon Cockerham, at