13th-14th DECEMBER 2017 | 0800-1800hrs | STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY – NAIROBI

2017 CONFERENCE ENDS IN

INTRODUCTION

Brands and Beyond Ltd, an energy Communications Company, in collaboration with Strathmore University’s Energy Center, KEPSA  and the Ministry of Energy & Petroleum is planning the second Women in Energy Conference and awards on December 13th and 14th 2017 at Strathmore University.

The theme for the conference is “Seizing the Opportunities”.

This Second Edition of the Conference will focus on discussing the link between Energy Access and Women Empowerment. Last year’s Conference brought together over 200 participants with key stakeholders from Government, County and Private sector coming in together.

Over 200 women underwent Entrepreneurship training  with the International Women Empowerment Group WE-CREATE Kenya Centre.

WHO WE ARE?

The Conference provides a platform for significant discussions around how women can add their voice to the conversation about the emerging energy landscape in the region. Issues surrounding the participation of women in the energy sector will be discussed as well as their personal development. The event will have several interactive sessions including workshops, presentations, keynote addresses by industry leaders, panel discussions, interactive group discussions motivational speeches and networking opportunities for the participants. The conference will be a valuable source of insights, information and development. The theme ‘Powering Women in Energy’ will guide the discussions during the two day event. The conference shall also serve to encourage and unite women in energy.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

To understand the opportunities existing in the energy sector in the short and long term. The conference will provide an opportunity to interact with women who have made it in the sector and learn from them how they managed to steer their way to the top. To contribute in the search for better gender representation in the energy sector by participating in the discussions on the conference specific objectives.

This will go a long way in setting a firm foundations upon which the contribution of women in the sector can be enhanced. To gain insights onto research and success factors for women occupying the C-suite – Do women manage differently? Learn about the successes and challenges encountered by organizations in designing, implementing, sustaining and measuring successful women initiatives.

WHY THE NOMINATION PROCESS?

The award ceremony will be preceded by the conference that will bring together partners in the energy sector to reflect on the gains, challenges and experiences of players in the empowerment. We believe while there are many areas critically important for women development, energy access programs are an under explored lever for women empowerment.

The women in the energy awards start with an elaborate nomination process that will be available online on www.womeninenergy.net. The awards nomination process will cover Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Ethiopia. A cross-cutting committee will be formed between the private sector, Government and Strathmore Energy Center to oversee the process.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Synopsis

The Women in Energy Conference shall provide a platform for significant discussions around how women can add their voice to the conversation about the emerging energy landscape in the region.

Issues surrounding the participation of women in the energy sector will be discussed as well as their personal development. The event will have several interactive sessions including workshops, presentations, keynote addresses by industry leaders, panel discussions, interactive group discussions motivational speeches and networking opportunities for the participants.

The conference will be a valuable source of insights, information and development. The theme ‘Powering Women in Energy’ will guide the discussions during the two day event. The conference shall also serve to encourage and unite women in energy.

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FEATURED 2016 AWARDS WINNERS AND THEIR AMAZING STORIES

Winner: 2016 Philanthropy/Service Award & 2017 Innovator of the Year Award Sub-Saharan Africa

We are also proud of two of our award recipients’ one of them being the Community Leadership Award Winner 2016′, Eng. Hellen Odegi, who went on to win  ‘Innovator of the Year Award Sub Saharan Africa’ by Association of Energy Engineers in Atlanta in October 2017.

Helen Odegi quit her job in the pharmaceutical industry to place a bet on the Energy Sector. Years later, the Advocate for Women in Energy has no regrets. She is a board member in the Energy Sector of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and a volunteer trainer of women in Green energy.

Winner: 2016 Entrepreneurship Award & 2017 Queen's Young Leaders Global Award

Chebet Lesan who won the 2016 Entrepreneurship Award also went ahead to win the Queen’s Young Leaders Global Award 2017 feted by the Queen of England in London. This demonstrated the credibility of the local process in exposing our women to opportunities in the global sector. Ms. Lesan did not imagine that a trip to the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro would make her quit a stable corporate job to start her own business. Never in a million years had the trained industrial designer and now a social entrepreneur ever thought that she would establish a business in green energy (Bright Green Renewable Energy), which would open unimaginable doors for her including getting recognition from Queen Elizabeth II.

MORE 2016 WOMEN IN ENERGY AWARDS WINNERS

Winner: Entrepreneurship Award 2016

Chebet Lesan

Winner: Philanthropy/Service Award 2016

Hellen Odegi

Winner: Judges Award 2016

Yasmin Shariff Abdulkadir

Winner: Innovation Award 2016

Grace Rie

Winner: Community Leadership Award 2016

Marian Muthui

Winner: Professional Category Award 2016

Beatrice Muthoni Ngugi

Winner: Power Gaga Award 2016

Martha Wakoli

Winner: Energy Company Of The Year Award 2016

Burn Manufacturing

SPEAKERS: WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE 2017

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    Antony Mwangi

    Tullow Oil Company

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    Catherine Auma

    Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KENGEN)

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    Fred Gituku

    Vivo Energy

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    Constantine Kandie

    Kenya Revenue Authority

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    Beatrice Meso

    Kenya Power & Lighting Company

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    Dr. Mbaari Kinya

    WEET Enterprises Limited

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    Joyce Kibet

    Business Advantage

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    Paul Muthaura

    Capital Markets Authority

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    Beatrice Muthoni

    Kenya Tea Development Agency

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    Emily Mutua

    TalentWorks (K) Limited

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    Lilian Kiambati

    Women in Technology – Safaricom Limited

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    Paul Orem

    Dyer & Blair Investment Bank Limited

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    Dr. Ben Chumo

    Kenya Power & Lighting Company

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    Eng. James Mwangi

    Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

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    Lucky Okudo

    Women in Energy & Extractives Africa

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    Shibero Akatsa

    Clinical Psychotherapist

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    Boni Chileshe

    AECOM – East Africa

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    Esther Ngomeli

    Redhouse Group

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    Geoffrey Odundo

    Nairobi Securities Exchange

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    Verah Ositu

    Lucky Lilies Agency Limited

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    Sarah Hradecky

    Canada’s High Commissioner Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda.

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    Flossie Njagi

    Gulf Energy Limited

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    Anne-Solange Renouard

    Total Kenya Limited

WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE: SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY

Day 1 Agenda

Wednesday, December 13th 2017 - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

8:30AM

Opening remarks by Government Dignitaries

8:30AM - 9:30AM

9:30AM

Panel Discussion

9:30AM - 11:00AM

The next frontier in the energy sector.

This panel will explore the nature of the changing energy landscape and implications as individuals, as nation and as a global community The panelist will make a connection between The global outlook for energy and Kenya  strategic plan for energy security, sustainability and smart technology

What’s new and what’s next? An energy regulatory discussion.

11:00AM

TEA BREAK

11:00AM - 11:15AM

11:30AM

Speech: Bring your Authentic Self as a Female Leader

11:30AM - 11:45AM

We will hear from one of the Most Successful and Highly recognized Women in the Industry; about how she Harnessed herself and Emerged as a Standout Leader in her Workplace and Community.

11:45AM

Seizing the opportunities in the evolving energy sector. Women entrepreneurs and leaders in the business. Five leading energy entrepreneurs.

11:45AM - 12:45PM

  • Critical current issues that are influencing the Power providers in Kenya and the World.
  • Where is the Industry going and what roles are women taking up to drive it forward.
  • Evolution of smart cities, the opportunities that portend.
  • Renewable Energy. Where is the business opportunity?
12:45PM

Preventing Gender based Violence within the Energy Projects. Five Country Leaders from across board.

12:45PM - 01:30PM

  • Inclusion of women and vulnerable population in design projects.
  • Prevention of sexual harassment during construction activities.
  • Include gender equality and women empowerment in programming and budgeting which will identify and explain the gaps that exist between women and men in the energy sector.
1:30PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:30PM - 2:15PM

2:15PM

Panel Discussion: Leading discussion energy leaders with vast years of experience.

2:15PM - 3:00PM

  • How can women constructively address barriers to success such as unconscious bias?
  • How can men and women work together to effect change to advance an inclusive and equal workforce agenda?
  • What are the common qualities you have noticed in the known successful women leaders?
3:00PM

Panel Discussion: Key players in the sector will be present

3:00PM - 4:00PM

  • How do you get your ideas approved?
  • How to create your brand, establish credibility, purposeful relationships with influencers and decision makers.
  • Building consensus for your big idea.
  • Basic sales techniques for technical and management professionals.
  • Decisions are made by consensus. How do you get your ideas approved while one person can kill it?
  • The fear that your idea will be stolen is rife
4:00PM

Impact of energy projects in the rural setting. County Ministers.

4:00PM - 4:30PM

Presentation by county heads on the various energy projects and the impact they have had in their communities as well as in the County.

4:30PM

TEA BREAK AND DEPARTURE

4:30PM - Onwards

Day 2 Agenda

Thursday, December 14th 2017 - CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

8:30AM

Energy Access and Women Economic Empowerment: Donors, Government & Institutions

8:30AM - 9:30AM

  • Whats the link?
  • Does Gender Equality rise with access to electricity?
  • What are the significant benefits?
  • What gaps can donors take to reap more benefits?
  • County heads and women group leaders Donors, etc
9:30AM

Panel Discussion: Financing the Industry current Trends and Considerations

9:30AM - 10:30AM

The world might run on energy but the energy industry runs on capital. This session, we will understand the impact of the downturn on the borrowers, financing trends access and availability of capital, debt and equity markets, alternative financing structures and what to expect in the future.

10:30AM

TEA BREAK

10:30AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM

Discussion on Learning to ask: Women and the Power of Negotiation

11:00AM - 11:20AM

  • Mastering a few basic principles that make an efficient negotiator.
  • External and internal factors that inhibit you from asking for whatever you need and deserve.
  • Showing ways in which you are socially imposed reluctance to negotiate.
11:20AM

How women are changing the energy Landscape.

11:20AM - 12:00PM

We will hear from five women who have changed their story.

12:00PM

The contribution of Millennials in the Energy Sector.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • What are the stereotypes that affect most millennials?
  • How can an organization promote intergenerational collaboration?
1:00PM

LUNCH BREAK

1:00PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM

The role of educational establishment in attracting Women in STEM

2:00PM - 2:20PM

  • The Best practices in recruiting, retention in the energy sector
  • Attracting the Next Generation of STEM and Innovators
2:20PM

Organizational Culture: Creating Environment for entrepreneurship to Thrive

2:20PM - 2:40PM

  • Driving innovation to through Diversity
2:40PM

Going from Invisible to Influential.

2:40PM - 4:00PM

  • Advancing your energy career.
  • Strategies and advice from key leaders.
  • How do you utilize sponsors and mentors to move your career forward?
4:00PM

Creating a resource group within your organization

4:00PM - 4:45PM

We will hear from various groups in the organizations that have women.

4:45PM

Closing Remarks

4:45PM - 5:00PM

5:00PM

Awards Ceremony and Cocktail

5:00PM - 8:00PM

  • Awarding of winners in various categories.

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2016 TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, MBS

Provide opportunities for employment for women engineers. It's very expensive to train an engineer. Proceeds from women businesses impact the homestead directly. Government is prioritising paying debts owed to youth, women and the disabled. On Local Content, buy Kenya build Kenya which is at 40%, local women should take advantage of this business opportunity. Agencies in the energy sector should strive for 40% not the 30% prescribed by the procurement law.

Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

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Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy

Ministry of Energy and Petroleum

Provide opportunities for employment for women engineers. It's very expensive to train an engineer. Proceeds from women businesses impact the homestead directly. Government is prioritising paying debts owed to youth, women and the disabled. On Local Content, buy Kenya build Kenya which is at 40%, local women should take advantage of this business opportunity. Agencies in the energy sector should strive for 40% not the 30% prescribed by the procurement law.

Dr. Ben Chumo

Interactions with girl child must start from school. Last mile program has empowered millions of women through business opportunities and economic empowerment. Initiated a programme to bring daughters to work to create interest.

Former MD & C.E.O

Kenya Power and Lighting Company

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Former MD & C.E.O

Kenya Power and Lighting Company

Interactions with girl child must start from school. Last mile program has empowered millions of women through business opportunities and economic empowerment. Initiated a programme to bring daughters to work to create interest.

Dr. (Eng.) John Mativo

Visit ongoing projects and attend pre bid meeting to see the opportunities.

Senior Technical Advisor

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO)

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Senior Technical Advisor

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO)

Visit ongoing projects and attend pre bid meeting to see the opportunities.

Eng. Collins Juma

The company is targeting 1,000mw which at least requires over 1,000 engineers.

C.E.O

Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board

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C.E.O

Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board

The company is targeting 1,000mw which at least requires over 1,000 engineers.

Eng. Boni Chileshe

Hope is not a strategy. Women must come out in the open. Let's fight stereotypes. Diversity should be treated as a business agenda not CSR.

C.E.O

AECOM

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2017-11-11T18:51:03+00:00

C.E.O

AECOM

Hope is not a strategy. Women must come out in the open. Let's fight stereotypes. Diversity should be treated as a business agenda not CSR.

Eng. Isaac Kiva

The ministry has elaborate programs and training for women in the sector.

Director of Renewable Energy

Ministry of Energy & Petroleum

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Director of Renewable Energy

Ministry of Energy & Petroleum

The ministry has elaborate programs and training for women in the sector.

Ada Mwangola

More women involved in the economy have greater impact, with 40% of women not working.

Director

Strategy Vision 2030

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Director

Strategy Vision 2030

More women involved in the economy have greater impact, with 40% of women not working.

Linda Davis



4 million people die every year because of cooking with firewood. Cooking with firewood/charcoal = smoking 4 packets a day, a WHO statistic. This statistic therefore pushes it to the number one killer in sub-Sahara Africa for women.

Director Strategic Partnerships

W- POWER

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Director Strategic Partnerships

W- POWER

4 million people die every year because of cooking with firewood. Cooking with firewood/charcoal = smoking 4 packets a day, a WHO statistic. This statistic therefore pushes it to the number one killer in sub-Sahara Africa for women.

Renee Ngamau

Getting a positive mindset and moving out of your comfort zone.

Renee Ngamau

Capital FM Presenter and Business Coach

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Renee Ngamau

Capital FM Presenter and Business Coach

Getting a positive mindset and moving out of your comfort zone.

Esther Gathigi

Capacity building is what has hampered women from progressing especially the energy sector.

C.E.O

WECREATE KENYA CENTRE

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2017-11-12T16:29:45+00:00

C.E.O

WECREATE KENYA CENTRE

Capacity building is what has hampered women from progressing especially the energy sector.

Lilian Kiambati

We have a school program that encourages school going girls to take stem subjects.

Women in Technology Director

Safaricom Limited

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Women in Technology Director

Safaricom Limited

We have a school program that encourages school going girls to take stem subjects.

Tazmeen Wa Gathui

Women should be good at what they are doing, because what sells in the markets is quality. Work together – to put an end to western feminism.

Chair
WISE

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Chair
WISE

Women should be good at what they are doing, because what sells in the markets is quality. Work together – to put an end to western feminism.

Hellen Odegi



Being active in groups and associations is key. Women must join organizations of like-minded people. Women in associations and other memberships should avoid being dormant.

Representative

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

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Representative

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

Being active in groups and associations is key. Women must join organizations of like-minded people. Women in associations and other memberships should avoid being dormant.

Hon. Agnes Mumbi Ng’aru

Women have no tribe. Women must participate in the political process to determine the destiny of their businesses.

East African Legislative Assembly

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East African Legislative Assembly

Women have no tribe. Women must participate in the political process to determine the destiny of their businesses.

Njenga Mwangi

The opportunities are immense and there is need to make masses aware of it.

Commissioner

Energy Regulatory Commission

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Commissioner

Energy Regulatory Commission

The opportunities are immense and there is need to make masses aware of it.

Phyllis Mathenge

Women in geothermal are competent and experienced but they don't know how to express themselves.

President

Wings Africa

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President

Wings Africa

Women in geothermal are competent and experienced but they don't know how to express themselves.

Ruth Musembi



We have an active women in Geothermal where the Office for Africa is based here in Nairobi. She encourages more women to take up opportunities of business in energy sector and not necessarily the small jobs like printing.

Communication Manager

Geothermal Development Company

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Communication Manager

Geothermal Development Company

We have an active women in Geothermal where the Office for Africa is based here in Nairobi. She encourages more women to take up opportunities of business in energy sector and not necessarily the small jobs like printing.

Teddy Walubenga

We are training women in solar at discounted prices, hence encourage them to come up strongly and learn the skills.

Strathmore Energy Centre

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Strathmore Energy Centre

We are training women in solar at discounted prices, hence encourage them to come up strongly and learn the skills.

Fridah Owingah

Nobody says, 'When I grow up I want to be a vice president or a deputy Governor.'  Therefore women must be encouraged to be number one.

C.E.O

Passion Profit School of Entrepreneurship

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C.E.O

Passion Profit School of Entrepreneurship

Nobody says, 'When I grow up I want to be a vice president or a deputy Governor.'  Therefore women must be encouraged to be number one.
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  • Women in Energy Conference 2017
    Wednesday 13th December | 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM
    Thursday 14th December | 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM
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    Ole Sangale Rd, Nairobi
    KENYA

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