Baltimore, Maryland

Empowering Success:
Women’s Leadership Symposium

October 22, 2024

SGA & NGA present the inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium, Empowering Success: From the Field to Finance from the Control Room to the C-Suite. Non-Traditional Careers of Successful Women in Natural Gas

Event Summary

Successful careers are rewarding, help you achieve financial stability, and make a difference in the world around you. Contributing to this definition is having the flexibility to integrate work and life successfully. Your successful career may differ from how others define success, and this symposium celebrates those unique careers women have forged in the natural gas industry.

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Attendees will receive 4.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion.


Symposium Objectives

  • Skill Development – leadership skills defining success in communication, negotiation and strategic thinking
  • Empowerment – providing awareness, tools, and inspiration to succeed in a variety of roles in the natural gas industry
  • Networking – creating opportunities for women to share experiences and build professional relationships across multiple sectors of the industry
  • Continued Support – Ongoing support and resources for women in the industry after the event


Who Should Attend

Leaders in the natural gas industry who are interested in learning, networking, and hearing from successful women in the industry!


Steve Donahue

Bestselling Author, Founder & CEO of Storyglu

The symposium will open with a keynote address by Steve Donahue, best-selling author of Shifting Sands, who will address “Navigating the Shifting Sands of Success.” This will be followed by a panel discussion titled “The Evolution of Success—It Is NOT a Destination.”

This presentation features themes of how our definition of success changes at different life stages and what it means to succeed in a disrupted world. The metaphor is based on Steve’s adventures on the shifting dunes of the Sahara and may include excerpts from his desert journeys. Attendees will learn how to thrive in a changing world using a flexible view of what success might look like, including:

  • Why you need to follow a compass, not a map, on the shifting sands of success.
  • What are career mirages and why do we chase them.
  • How to be more “nomadic” when it comes to career decisions in the gas industry.


7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration, Coffee Networking
8:40 – 9:00 AM Welcome, Safety, Introductions
9:00 – 10:00 AM Keynote: “Navigating the Shifting Sands of Success” with Steve Donahue
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:30 AM Panel Moderated by Christie McMullen, “The Evolution of Success – It is Not a Destination”
11:30 – 12:45 PM Lunch, Networking, Museum Stroll
1:00 – 2:00 PM Keynote
2:00 – 3:15 PM Panel Moderated by Suzanne Ogle, “Leadership Challenges Overcome by Women in Non-Traditional Roles”
3:15 – 3:30 PM Symposium Wrap-up

Sponsorship Opportunities

Not only will an SGA sponsorship help you stand out from the competition, but you will also gain opportunities to engage one-on-one with people looking for relevant product solutions. Participating as a program sponsor is about starting quality relationships and remaining in the minds of attendees well after the event. The rewards are endless.

For exciting sponsorship opportunities, email Susan Joiner at



Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors


Miller Pipeline


From 10-22-2024 9:00 am EST until 10-22-2024 3:00 pm EST


Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Registration Information
Members $395
Non-Members $695
After 9/6 +$200

Early bird discount available until 11:59 PM, CST, 9/6/24.

3% fee applied if paying by a credit card.

SGA Cancellation Policy “A”

Have any questions? Contact us.