11 Oct 2017 I Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre
Under the Patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

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The Leading Awards for Women in the Industry

09 October 2017, Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre

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.

LEWA celebrates women who demonstrate innovation, leadership and talent, in both academic and business sectors of the industry. The awards are judged by industry experts chosen from amongst the partners and committee members of MEPEC.

Award Categories

Nominations for LEWAS Awards now closed. Late submitters, please contact Pamela Nazareth at pamela@mee-events.com. 

Academic Achievement

A young woman currently studying in University who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership, as well as involvement in Science and Engineering.

Academic of Distinction

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.

Rising Star

A young professional woman with 3-5 years of experience in the Science & Engineering Industry with a degree in that field as well.

Leading with Excellence

A professional woman with 5-15 years of experience in Science & Engineering who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate leadership skills.

Woman of Achievement

A professional woman, with 15 years or more of experience in Science & Engineering, who has attained a high rank and utilized her position.

Corporate Champion Recognition

A professional male with 10+ years of experience who has gone above and beyond to develop and support women as professionals and potential leaders.

Corporate Excellence Recognition

An organization that has excelled at initiatives to encourage, advance, hire, and retain women through inclusive hiring and development practices.

LEWA 2015 Winners

Woman of Achievement Award Winner Dr. Suad Al-Radwan Manager - Research & Technology,
Kuwait National Petroleum Company
Rising Star Award Winner Dr. Noura Youssef Mansouri Manager of Strategy and Marketing,
Mentorship Award Winner Mariam Al Ali AlMaadeed Professor and Director of Center for Advance,
Qatar University


Chairperson Reem Al Ghanim Division Head, Women Development & Diversity,
Saudi Aramco

Steering Committee Members

Steering Committee Member Dr. Anissa Bendjeriou Sedjerari Research Scientist,
KAUST Catalysis Center
Steering Committee Member Dawood Nassif General Manager,
Steering Committee Member Dr. Ghada Salama Instructional Associate Professor,
Texas A & M University
Steering Committee Member Dr. Majeda Khraisheh Professor & Head of Department, Chemical Engineering,
Qatar University
Steering Committee Member Dr. Miasser Al Ghamdi Sr. Manager (A), Computation and Reaction Modeling, ESD,
Steering Committee Member Nada Al Mesfer Quality Unit Head, Well Surveillance Group ,
Kuwait Oil Company - KOC
Steering Committee Member Suleyman M Ozmen Downstream Licensing Vice President,
Shell Global Solutions US Inc
Steering Committee Member Ulrike von Lonski Director of Communications,
WPC - World Petroleum Council

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