President’s Message


Welcome to the online home for the Women’s Energy Network of the Permian Basin! Thank you for visiting and seeing what we have to offer. 

WEN Permian Basin was formed through the hard work of local CPA, Meredith Morgan Tipton, in 2015. We have been growing since 2015 and are excited about the future of our organization as we embark on 2021.  While 2020 was a year that did not go as we had originally planned, we were able to quickly pivot to online events, ensuring that our membership still received the benefit of educational and networking opportunities in a virtual space.  Despite the challenges of 2020, it afforded us the opportunity and benefit of attending events offered by WEN chapters across the nation.  We learned a lot about flexibility and how to successfully plan and implement virtual events; and while we look forward to holding more in person events as that option becomes available in our area, we recognize the value of the virtual platform that we will continue to leverage for our 2021 events.
Our continued goal as an organization is to provide networking and educational opportunities for women professionals across the value chain and foster their career and leadership development.  Our board has a renewed focus on this goal as we have sought to plan events across the year that will meet the needs of our membership.  You will find events ranging from educational luncheons and evening events to career development training to mentorship programs to networking events, including Happy Hours.  We seek to foster a community of women that support each other and their continued success in the industry and the communities we serve. 

Your interest and participation are very important to WEN.  We would not be able to accomplish our goal without your involvement.  We strive to establish quality programs that both interest you and meet your needs.  We are working to continue to provide a framework for women to meet, network, and learn from other women active in industry as we recognize the value of mentorships and strong networks to the success of careers.  

Thank you for your interest in and support for WEN—please look around the site, check out the resources available to you as a member, and sign up for an event or let us know if you are interested in a volunteer opportunity.  We look forward to meeting and working with you to strengthen women’s connections in the Permian!

Heather Tash
President