Howdy WEN North Texas members! I am thrilled to serve as your chapter President for the year 2020 and am honored to serve alongside a brilliant fleet of board of directors. Our chapter is amongst the largest and well-established WEN chapters nationwide, serving the greater DFW area, and it gives me great pleasure to help it grow further. WEN has played an important role in my personal and professional growth and I hope to provide our members a similar level of support that WEN has provided me over the years.
2019 was a big year for WEN. The WEN Organization, which was founded in Houston, celebrated its 25-year anniversary. WEN North Texas too, proudly celebrated its 10-year anniversary. As we enter the new decade, I wish to leverage our chapter’s strong foundation to help it succeed in its mission in 2020 and beyond.
In 2020, my vision for our chapter is to offer our members new opportunities for education, leadership development, building industry connections, and serving the community. We look forward to strengthening our mentoring program by providing a new and improved curriculum to the participants. I would personally recommend our members to participate in this peer-to-peer mentoring program, which provides career guidance and professional development. The annual leadership conference is our chapter’s signature event and we will mark its 10-year anniversary this summer at a brand new location. The executive membership program is one of our elite programs and our board is motivated to provide an exceptional program to our executive members this year. The WEN National board is actively engaged in developing programs for the organization and creating pathways to get all chapters connected. Our chapter will continue to support and participate in such national initiatives. Throughout the year, we will bring events that will provide more opportunities for education and networking for our members.
I encourage each member to get involved with WEN North Texas by participating in our events, volunteering or serving on the board. I wish you the very best and look forward to meeting you at a WEN North Texas event.
Sucheta Gokhale, 2020 President
Women’s Energy Network, North Texas Chapter