23 November 2021
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Engage, Empower, Elevate

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.

Now in its seventh edition, LEWAS 2021 engages, empowers and elevates issues that are at the very heart of the energy industry. What makes LEWAS even more important is in addition to recognizing women it also recognizes male advocates and corporations who champion women in energy, enabling women to shatter stereotypes and support the industry to advance.  

LEWAS is a socially responsible driven industry initiative without profit earnings for its organizer and any of its members.

"Don't just stand for the success of other women - insist on it."

Gail Blanke

Ebrahim Talib

Former Deputy Chief Executive, BAPCO

June Wispelwey

CEO & Executive Director, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Nadia Bader Al-Hajji

Deputy CEO - Projects & Business Development, Petrochemical Industries Company

Nancy Speidel

Executive Director, iSAW Professional Women's Organization

Dr. Pinar Yilmaz

Advisor, External Projects Upstream- Retired, Exxonmobil

Ulrike von Lonski

Chief Operating Officer, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Reem Al Ghanim

Head of HR, SATORP

Ezz Almannai

Director, Planning and Development, National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA)

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari

Industry and Research Liaison Officer, Innovation & Economic Development Department, KAUST Catalysis Center

Caroline Turetta

Corporate Affairs, Head of Talent Management, Saudi Aramco

Claudia Janse van Rensburg

Account Manager, ART Hydroprocessing

Dr. Jennifer Shepard

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Maha Abdulla Sabt

Director of Women’s Information Center, Supreme Council for Women

Maram Al Sabbagh

Environment Specialist - Health, Safety and Environment Department, BAPCO

Michelle Boyd

Director of Events, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Dr. Nour O. Baqader

Petroleum Scientist, Production Technology Team, EXPEC Advanced Research Center, Saudi Aramco

Dr. Sara Livazovic

Senior Research Specialist, Dow Chemical Co

Silvia Koehler

Head of Human Resources Middle East & Egypt, BASF


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