Category Archive for "Articles of Interest"

Lynn Good on How Duke Energy Is Getting Past Coal

Becky Motal
CEO says utility is investing in renewables and natural gas, and ‘will continue to decarbonize’ Utility executives are navigating a rapidly changing landscape: low prices, weak electricity demand and increasingly strict emissions rules. Duke Energy Corp., the giant utility based in...
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Study: Women Make Up 6% of CEO Positions in Energy

Becky Motal
The number of women in the C-suite at U.S. energy companies is still not on par with their male counterparts. Analysis from global advisory firm Korn Ferry reveals that women make up significantly less C-level positions in energy, with the...
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Valero adds two high-level executive women to its board

Becky Motal
Valero Energy Corp. has elected two women — H. Paulett Eberhart and Kimberly Greene — to its board of directors, both of whom have been CEOs of companies. Valero’s (NYSE: VLO) announcement comes on the heels of reporting its second-quarter financial results, in which the San...
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Utility’s lone female Indiana line worker explains journey

Becky Motal

KOKOMO, Ind. — Growing up with a “mad scientist” as a father, Karrie Welker began bucking stereotypes from a young age, falling in love with electricity as girls her age were starting down far different, and more expected, roads. Not…

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Women 24 percent of solar workforce; diversity still lacking

Becky Motal

There are nearly 50,000 women working in U.S. solar jobs of all types, the Solar Foundation reports, accounting for nearly a quarter of the workforce in the sector. That’s an improvement, but the statistic also belies a broader lack of…

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HBJ reveals first-ever Women in Energy Leadership honorees

Becky Motal

When someone mentions executives in the energy industry, a female executive is probably not the first image that pops into your mind. That stigma doesn’t ring true in Houston, where there are hundreds of women in executive positions at energy…

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Top 6 Most Powerful Women In Oil And Gas

Becky Motal

When it comes to glass ceilings, there is probably none tougher to crack than the oil and gas industry. For decades the corner office has been the preserve of alpha-male CEOs with a high tolerance for risk. Today, the maxim…

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Rainer reigns at Entergy Texas

Becky Motal

Part of the women-in-energy article series Kathleen Wolf Davis | Jun 18, 2014 Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas, tells outsiders that her role is all about value. Top value: delivering power to 420,000 customers in Southeast Texas….

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UT Austin graduate student takes first prize in Pike Powers Research Fellowship Competition

Becky Motal

UT Austin graduate student takes first prize in Pike Powers Research Fellowship Competition UT Austin’s Krystian Perez, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering, was awarded first place in the Pike Powers Research Fellowship Competition, sponsored by the Pecan Street Research…

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Study: Duke Energy tops among world power companies for women in key posts

Becky Motal

John Downey Senior Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal A new study on women in the power and utility industry ranks Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) first among the 100 largest power companies internationally for women in decision-making positions. The report —…

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