LEWAS began in 2013 with the objective to Engage, Empower and Elevate women in energy. Since its inception, it has recognized and honoured women who are not only making a mark but are also being an advocate for women empowerment in the Middle East. The platform celebrates women who have consistently pushed boundaries having shown excellence by producing tangible and path-breaking leadership traits, raised the bar for gender diversity, and finding new avenues to address inclusion issues.
The Leadership Excellence for Women Awards recognizes outstanding women in the energy industry who have excelled professionally and personally through their unmatched contribution in the areas of leadership, innovation, talent, research, and outreach. Each of the seven awards cover categories ranging from academic excellence to technical categories, open to women of age 18 onwards.
Open to all nationalities based out of the Middle East, LEWAS encourages students, academia, line managers, business directors, scientists, owners, content creators, government and private sector to participate as long as they have worked in their capacity to make the energy industry a better place.
LEWAS Conference Chairperson
Division Head, Chemicals - HR and
Support Services, Saudi Aramco
Director, Planning and Development,
National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA)
Business Systems Analyst
Dr. Ilham Qattan
Assistant Professor-Medical Molecular Virology
Tasneem Al Sharif
Haradh Unit Supervisor
Reem Al Anbari
Chief Financial Officer
ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
Manager Quality Assurance
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)