LEWAS Over The Years

History of LEWAS
2013
LEWAS launched at the 2nd edition of the Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition (MEPEC) for women in the oil and gas industry, Bahrain. In its first edition, 3 award categories were introduced.
2015
After a successful first year, a LEWAS Committee was established.
2017
This year held the 1st edition of LEWAS Workshops & Symposium.
The committee also agreed to increase the award categories from 3 to 7.
2018
LEWAS introduced Exhibition & Networking as well as a new award category to its 4th edition - the LEWAS legend award. LEWAS also presented at the GDA International Downstream Conference & Exhibition, Bahrain.
2019
In 2019, LEWAS exhibited at the 24th World Energy Congress and held its 3rd Symposium and Workshop.
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2020
Due to the pandemic, LEWAS held its 1st Virtual Symposium & Awards, Workshops and STEM mentoring. This edition was also the first time that the event was open to all in the energy sector across the globe. LEWAS launched an web series initiative to celebrate women in energy who have shattered the glass ceiling called LEWAS Trailblazers.
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2021
LEWAS held its 2nd Virtual Symposium and Workshops as well as an Awards Gala Dinner in Bahrain. Adding to the initiatives, LEWAS Amplified is a talk series that was launched to address issues that are underrepresented and less talked about.
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