Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) today announced the addition of a Greater Atlanta chapter to its existing network of professional women involved in the energy field. “With this expansion, WEN expects to attract new members to our organization from Southeastern states, such as Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolinas,” said Lori McDowell, President of the national organization. “The Greater Atlanta chapter will enhance WEN’s ability to positively impact the careers and professional development of women in a part of the country that is growing ever more important in the national and international energy spectrum.”
The Greater Atlanta chapter’s inaugural board of directors includes women from some of the country’s largest energy and energy-related companies, such as General Electric, Southern Company and Duke Energy, along with regional companies like Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, AGL Resources and FireSide Natural Gas. Women from law firms like Mercer Thompson LLC serving energy-affiliated organizations also hold board positions and broaden the professional depth of the new chapter.
Julie L. Friedberg, a Mercer Thompson attorney and Greater Atlanta Chapter President, said “The members of the WEN Greater Atlanta chapter are excited to be affiliated with women in chapters nationwide – from Houston to Southeast Louisiana through the Appalachian region and into Pennsylvania. The Greater Atlanta chapter fills a women’s professional networking organization void in the Southeast.”
WEN Greater Atlanta’s Inaugural Event will take place Thursday, October 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Commerce Club. Chapter membership is open to women in the region with active professional involvement in the energy industry and who hold a bachelor’s degree or five year’s industry professional experience. For more information, contact Julie L. Friedberg by email at jlfriedberg(at)mercerthompson(dot)com or by phone at (404) 577-4249.
The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) is a non-profit organization of professional women who work across the energy industry in a broad range of disciplines and experience levels. WEN provides programs that offer networking opportunities and foster career and leadership development. Founded in 1994, the group has more than one-thousand members across the Appalachian Region, Houston, Southeast Louisiana, North Texas, and Washington D.C. chapters. For more information, visit http://www.womensenergynetwork.org