LEWAS 2017 Awards and Symposium was transformational as women in the Oil & Gas industry gathered at the Bahrain International Convention and Exhibition Centre to engage, empower and elevate. The three-day event cemented the ongoing drive to support, accommodate and recognize women in engineering who are taking lead and tackling barriers such as entering the workforce, the lack of retention and the need for promotion.
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain, the event was supported with an excellent lineup of speakers from the World Petroleum Congress, Boston Consulting Group, Petroleum Institute, Tata Consultancy Services and many more. Over 250 men and women in Oil & Gas attended the symposium to learn tips on personal leadership, hear from women of empowerment in their sector and celebrate women’s achievements.
An industry initiative of MEPEC, the Leadership Excellence for Women Awards (LEWA) is an award program dedicated to recognizing professional excellence in women from the Oil & Gas Industry.
This edition, LEWA celebrated women who demonstrated innovation, leadership and talent, in both academic and business sectors of the industry. The awards were judged by industry experts chosen from amongst partners and committee members of MEPEC.
A young woman currently studying in University who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership, as well as involvement in Science and Engineering.
A female academic professional with 10 or more years of experience in the Science and/or Engineering field who is known to actively promote the field.
A young professional woman with 3-5 years of experience in the Science & Engineering Industry with a degree in that field as well.
A professional woman with 5-15 years of experience in Science & Engineering who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate leadership skills.
A professional woman, with 15 years or more of experience in Science & Engineering, who has attained a high rank and utilized her position.
A professional male with 10+ years of experience who has gone above and beyond to develop and support women as professionals and potential leaders.
An organization that has excelled at initiatives to encourage, advance, hire, and retain women through inclusive hiring and development practices.