The award was presented during the chapter’s first networking event of 2014, a luncheon held on on March 4, 2014at the offices of AGL Resources.
According to Julie L. Friedberg, president of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network, “Elaine has been a valued supporter of and advocate for WEN Greater Atlanta from its beginning stages. In addition to her support of our chapter generally, Elaine has unselfishly devoted her time, effort and invaluable experience to developing a successful Mentoring Program of which we are all extremely proud. As a result, our Board took great pleasure in being able to recognize Elaine’s efforts with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award.”
"I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” says Elaine, “I only provided the vision and process. The success of the program is due to the mentors and mentees who participated in the Mentoring Program. Each and every one of them helped each other. Thank you."
In addition to serving as WEN’s Mentoring Program Chair, Elaine is the CEO of EnerVision (http://www.enervision-
About the Women’s Energy Network
Founded in 1994 in Houston, WEN is a non-profit organization that provides its members with networking and educational opportunities through social and mentoring programs. Members represent a broad range of disciplines and experience levels within the energy industry, including law, marketing, engineering and business management professionals.
WEN offers the exclusive opportunity to learn from some of the field’s most experienced women, or take on a leadership role and advise others in advancing their careers.
Membership is open to individuals who are currently employed at an energy company or providing services to an energy company, have a Bachelor’s degree or five years’ professional working experience within the energy industry and receive the recommendation of an existing WEN member. Individual memberships, corporate memberships and sponsorships (http://www.womensenergynetwork.org/?
In addition to the Greater Atlanta Chapter, established in May 2012, the organization has six other chapters in Houston, North Texas, South Texas, Washington, D.C., Southeast Louisiana, and Appalachia (Pittsburgh/
About the Mentoring Program
The Greater Atlanta Chapter of WEN launched its first Mentoring Program in the fall of 2013. Twenty-four women participated, including five mentors who each worked with 3-4 mentees.
The goal of the Mentoring Program is to provide an opportunity for participants to network and build relationships with women who have similar professional goals and interests. Mentees have the opportunity to gain insight into industry trends and to develop successful strategies for career decisions and goal setting.
WEN Greater Atlanta’s Mentoring Program will be conducted annually and its participants meet periodically from September through May. Registration for the 2014-2015 Mentoring Program will open in early May with applications available to interested members on the Chapter’s page of the WEN website: www.womensenergynetwork.org.