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LEWAS Virtual Awards and Symposium

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Now in its sixth edition, The Leadership Excellence  Women Awards and Symposium (LEWAS) 2020 engages, empowers and elevates issues that are at the very heart of the energy industry. The three-day, free-to-attend event, revolves around the theme "Resilience Reimagined: Leading People Through Change"; helping leaders to respond to one of the most sweeping crises in recent times through flexibility, empathy and action to guide their teams, projects and businesses.

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Schedule

· Stage
Get Comfortable (Network and Familiarise yourself with the platform)
Please have a look around and familiarise yourself with the platform so you can navigate the stage, sessions, expo and networking area with ease
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo Area
Please have a look around and familiarise yourself with the platform so you can navigate the stage, sessions, expo and networking area with ease
· Stage
Welcome Address by HE Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
The importance of gender diversity in Energy
· Stage
Keynote - Organizational Resilience and Redrawing Management Post COVID-19
This keynote will discuss the importance of business continuity strategies to ensure business agility and what sets resilient organizations apart from the rest.
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.
· Sessions
The Psychology of Bias - Parallel Session
Workshop by Saudi Aramco
· Stage
Panel Discussion - Operational Resilience & Business Continuity
Business continuity is about planning for the uncertain so your business can continue steadily when disruptions occur.
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.
· Sessions
Igniting Young Minds - Parallel Session
Workshop by BChemE
· Stage
Panel Discussion - The Role of Diversity in Organizational Adaptation in a Post-COVID Era
Hear the perspectives of senior leaders and D&I experts on how organizations can leverage diversity to adapt to the “new normal”.
· Stage
Closing Remarks
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.
· Stage
Get Comfortable (Network and Familiarise yourself with the platform)
Please have a look around and familiarise yourself with the platform so you can navigate the stage, sessions, expo and networking area with ease
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo Area
· Stage
Opening Remarks and the Official Launch of Untapped Reserves 2.0.: Driving Gender Balance in Oil and Gas
A collaboration between the World Petroleum Council (WPC) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
· Sessions
Shine; The Dow Inclusion and Diversity Journey - Parallel Session
Workshop by DOW
· Stage
Keynote - The Resilience Paradox
An intriguing session unravelling the true meaning of resilience, how to help your organization build, develop, and encourage resilience at the right levels.
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.
· Sessions
‘Coherence’ – How to attain it and why it is a must have life/work skill - Parallel Session
Workshop by Koru International
· Stage
Panel Discussion - Resilient Women Leaders: Navigating the Pressures of Modern Working Life
Leaders in the energy sector will discuss factors that lead to resilient women leaders and the impact of COVID-19 on current working life.
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.
· Stage
Interview with His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa - Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
· Stage
LEWAS Awards Ceremony
An opportunity to celebrate women, men and organizations that help empower and propel women to advance in the energy industry and actively promote inclusion.
· Stage
Closing Remarks
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.
· Networking
Get Comfortable (Network and Familiarise yourself with the platform)
While you are waiting for the event to commence, please have a look around and familiarise yourself with the platform.
· Stage
Opening Remarks and Highlights from the Previous Day
· Stage
Panel Discussion - LEWAS Energy Trailblazers: Featuring the LEWAS 2020 Winners
This session will highlight some of the many inspiring, successful women trailblazers’ stories in the energy sector.
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.
· Stage
Interactive Presentation - Stories of Resilience and Hope from Around the World
We will share incredible stories of how you have adapted, grown, influenced, and pushed the boundaries in your fields.
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.
· Stage
Panel Discussion - Moving Your Organization from “first to next”
Join us for a discussion on why organizations tend to focus on ‘firsts’, and how to help your organization and its leaders embrace the ‘nexts’.
· Stage
Closing Address
· Networking
Face-to-Face Networking and Expo
Benefit from the possibility of building more contacts and exchanging information using Face-to-Face Networking and by visiting the Expo Area.

Speakers

Ulrike von Lonski

Speaker

Aram Alyahya

Workshop Speaker

Khawla Alhaidari

Panelist

Julia Sperling-Magro

Panelist

Norman Gilsdorf

Panelist

Emma Almansoori

Panelist

Laurent Tainturier

Panelist

Ezz Almannai

Co-Chair and Host

Reem Al Ghanim

Chair and Host

Roddy Herbert

Workshop Speaker

Jennifer Shepard

Workshop Speaker

Sara Livazovic

Workshop Speaker

Zakia Bahjou

Workshop Speaker

Vidir Ragnarsson

Panelist

Eboni Adams Monk

Panelist

Nancy Speidel

Panelist

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