27 - 29 October 2020
Under the Patronage of HE Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HE Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Get ready to Learn, Unlearn and Relearn: Resilience Reimagined

Now in its sixth edition, LEWAS 2020 engages, empowers and elevates issues that are at the very heart of the energy industry. Leaders like you are responding to one of the most sweeping crises in recent times calling for flexibility, empathy, and action to guide your teams, projects, and businesses. 

The three-day event will revolve around the theme "Resilience Reimagined: Leading People through Change" aimed at women, male champions and organizations in the energy sector and beyond who actively look to grow and nurture other women in STEM roles in energy. 

LEWAS 2020 will emphasize on:

  • the importance of resilience in the energy sector - exploring great examples of what resilience in the energy and complementing sectors look like;
  • understanding the dark side of resilience - over-stretching the rubber band; and finding your own style of resilience
  • Business continuity; and the reskilling revolution

What to expect from the 3-day virtual event?

  • Hear from movers and shakers from the energy sector and beyond

We're talking about women, men and organizations who are trailblazers not just in setting the rules but also putting matters of diversity, gender and wage gap on the map - redefining a more resilient future for the next-gen

  • Make STEM Mentorship work for you

Talk to our sector champions and see how you can grow by choosing the right courses, get certifications that can lead to high-paying jobs and explore main and alternate careers that work for you

  • Network your way across the globe

Make genuinely valuable connections with focused people from all across the world. Whether you’re looking to grow your network, find a new job, or get fresh perspectives to hone your leadership skills, one thing is for sure you'll connect with the right people

  • Be part of the LEWAS 2020 Awards

Watch the live broadcast of the LEWAS 2020 Awards celebrating women and women advocates across 7 categories

  • Workshops

Flex your mental muscles with our deep and insightful workshops on mastering mental resilience, mindfulness and having courageous conversations


His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Tayba Al Hashemi


Dr. Sammy J Showail

Corporate Strategist, Saudi Aramco

Eithne Treanor

Energy Commentator, E Treanor Media

Maryam Al-Musallam

HR&CD - Team Leader, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

Alex Malouf

Corporate Communications Director MEA, Schneider Electric

Amina Al-Hawaj

Head Innovation Centre, Bahrain Petroleum Company

Basema Almahroos

Director - Portfolio Management, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

Eboni Adams Monk

Global Marketing Director, ART Hydroprocessing

Emma Al Mansoori

Director of Strategy and Planning, Tamkeen

Ezz Almannai

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

Farehana Hanapiah

Vice President of Group Human Resource Management, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Hawazen Nassief

Environmental, Social, and Governance Director, National Energy Services Reunited Corp.

Gisele Widdershoven

Managing Director - Accenture Security; Gallia Security lead- Resources (Chemicals, Natural Resources, Energy & Utilities) - Gallia Inclusion & Diversity Security Lead , Accenture Security

Katie Mehnert

CEO, Pink Petro

Khawla Alhaidari

Owner/Founder - Leadership Coach , Essence Mastery

Dr. Julia Maria Sperling

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Laurent Tainturier

Senior Vice President, BASF EUE, Emerging EMEA Africa, Middle East, Russia-CIS & Turkey , BASF

Marwa Al-Khuzaim

Managing Director, Aramco Singapore

Nancy Speidel

Executive Director, iSAW Professional Women's Organization

Norm Gilsdorf

President, Honeywell High Growth Regions Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Central Asia and Customs Union, Honeywell

Olivier Thorel

VP- Chemicals, Saudi Aramco

Dr. Pinar Yilmaz

Advisor, External Projects Upstream- Retired, Exxonmobil

Salma AlRashid

Sherpa, Women 20

Reem Al Ghanim

Division Head, Chemicals - HR and Support Services, Saudi Aramco

Ulrike von Lonski

Chief Operating Officer, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Viola Edward

Personal & Corporate Advisor, CEO & Co-owner, GRIT Academy & Kayana Consulting

Vidir Ragnarsson

Group Head of People Analytics, Reykjavik Energy

Wafa Bader Alothman

Team Leader - Strategic Planning , Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

Aram Alyahya

Business Systems Analyst, Saudi Aramco

Fatema Husain

Senior Process Engineer - Technical Services Department, BAPCO

Harbeyah Saleh Ashwan Al-Enezi

Process Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Dr. Jennifer Shepard

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Kawthar Aljufairi

Transportation Consultant, Mott Macdonald Ltd

Roddy Herbert

Koru International Ltd

Dr. Sara Livazovic

Senior Research Specialist, Dow Chemical Co

Zakia Bahjou

Middle East Digital Marketplace Center Leader, Dow Chemical Co


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