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LSU Center for Energy Studies Hosts HERWorld Energy Forum March 8

Blog Post created by Pink Petro Staff on Mar 1, 2017

La. State Sen. Hewitt to Give Local Opening Address


sharon hewittBATON ROUGE, LA – For immediate release


On Wednesday, March 8, the LSU Center for Energy Studies will serve as a local co-host for the HERWorld Energy Forum 2017, an innovative learning event that will address key issues and new developments in the energy industry and serve as an inclusive platform to recognize the contributions of women to the energy sector.

Hosted by Pink Petro, a social media organization that connects women professionals in the energy industry, the event will be live-streamed from Rice University to several participating universities and organizations on International Women's Day 2017. The agenda includes panel discussions and presentations on workforce development, diversity, innovation, technology and policy.


Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt will provide the local opening address. Her topic will be “Women Working in a Man's World.” Hewitt, a Lake Charles native and long-time resident of Slidell, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from LSU. As an engineering executive, she managed major deepwater assets in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell.


Sen. Hewitt currently serves as vice-chair of the Senate Transportation, Highways & Public Works Committee and is a member of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, and the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees the state budgeting process, as well as the Governor’s Advisory Commission for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Select Committee on Coastal Restoration and Flood Control.


As a member of both the Select Committee on Women and Children and the Louisiana Policy and Research Commission, Sen. Hewitt advocates for policies that will improve the lives of women and children throughout the state.


Please note: Preregistration is recommended; registration at the door will require a smartphone and electronic form of payment.



All registrants receive a 12-month membership to Pink Petro.


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