25 October 2018 I Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

About the Awards

Leadership Excellence for Women Awards

23 October 2018, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

LEWA celebrates women who demonstrate innovation, leadership and talent, in both academic and business sectors of the energy industry. There are seven award categories, dedicated to women who have achieved distinction in academia, the industry,  and technical experts. The awards were judged by industry experts chosen from amongst partners and committee members.

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Awards Categories

Award Category Description
Academic Achievement

A young woman in University who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership, and is majoring in Science and Engineering in the Energy industry.

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Academic of Distinction

A female academic professional with 10 or more years of experience in Science and/or Engineering department, in the Energy industry who is known to actively promote the field, as well as engage in research and lectures, including the development of young women in this areas.

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Rising Star

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

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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.

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Woman of Achievement


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

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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.

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Corporate Excellence Recognition


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

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