It is widely recognized that organizations with gender equality perform better financially. Further, when industries are working through a transition — as is the power sector— all opinions and ideas must be heard in order to determine the best path forward.
The Lunch for Better Balance [formerly the Women in Power Luncheon] at POWERGEN International seeks to inspire men and women to continue to work toward a better-balanced industry. The lunch offers a place for networking, discussion and celebration of accomplishments.
After a meal and ample networking time, the five recipients of the Excellence in Character Award will take the stage and participate in a panel discussion about integrity, collaboration and why it is especially important now to act with courage and competitiveness within individual organizations and the greater energy industry.
Topics on the agenda may include:
· Why the industry must continue to champion better balance
· How to influence and empower diversity and inclusion
· Real-life stories from inspirational influencers in the workplace
The Excellence in Character Awards (formerly, Woman of the Year Award) are given to members of the power generation industry who have stepped up and taken the lead on an initiative, project, or other endeavor that is meaningful to them. Anyone identifying as a woman is eligible for an Excellence in Character award and you can nominate yourself or a colleague.
When evaluating entries, the committee will be looking for specific examples of how the nominee has displayed excellence: how she acts with integrity, collaborates, and remains courageous and competitive either in her career, the company, or the greater industry as a whole.
Five women will be selected as recipients of the Excellence in Character award and those five will participate in a panel discussion at the Lunch for Better Balance during POWERGEN International.
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