America's Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is gearing up for its first ever WBENC Energy Executive Program, a week-long immersive experience focused on increasing the competitive advantage and capabilities of women leaders within the energy, oil and gas industry supply chains.
Underwritten by a grant from Shell, the program is part of an effort by major oil and gas companies to enable women-owned businesses to become partners in the global energy supply chain.
The WBENC Energy Executive Program brings together 30 women-owned businesses, industry experts and professors from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, for a week of training, skills development and networking.
The intiative resulted from an analysis of data that showed while women entrepreneurs are represented in the energy supply chain and some are thriving, there is room for growth and improvement.
The curriculum will be taught by industry experts and professors from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, and will include key topics in business strategy, marketing, finance and leadership.
All executive topics will be based on how they relate to the energy industry and will use women business owners' actual business experience in exercises where applicable.
The Inaugural Class will be held November 5-10 at Shell's Robert Training Center in Louisiana.
Learn more at http://www.wbenc.org/energy-executive-program