Speaker #1 Title: Manager of Fluid Dynamics
Speaker #1 Company: Southwest Research Institute
Speaker #1 Bio: Angel Wileman is an engineering manager at Southwest Research Institute where she performs fluid dynamics research for applications ranging from deep sea to deep space. She has over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry performing research for operators and service companies. In addition to engineering, Angel strives to improve equality and opportunities for underrepresented groups in engineering. In 2019, she was awarded the Empowering Women in Industry “Leadership in STEM” award for her work with school aged and early career individuals. Angel is a constant student who plans to continue learning how to be more inclusive and equitable. She hopes to change her environment, one positive action at a time.
Speaker #1 Abstract: How to have Difficult Conversations about Bias
Angel Wileman has worked as an engineer in a traditionally male-dominated industry for over 10 years. She has had her trying experiences with gender bias, discrimination, and privilege and has found a way to speak out in her own inner circle to make change. Specifically, Wileman has developed an approach to leading and engaging in difficult discussions about bias, both in a personal setting and in the workplace. In this presentation, Wileman will share her step-by-step approach to beginning these conversations, giving the listener a starting point in developing their own journey.
Speaker #2 Title: Financial Services Representative
Speaker #2 Company: Mass Mutual of North Carolina
Speaker #2 Bio: Chris Jenkins is a Financial Services Representative with MassMutual, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to joining the financial services industry, Chris enjoyed a 20-year career as a petroleum engineer. Chris is a past member of the SPE Board of Directors and a recipient of both regional and international SPE awards.
Speaker #2 Abstract: Good for the Long Haul: Avoiding Common Money Mistakes
One key to financial success is to learn from our own mistakes as well as those of others. The ability to anticipate monetary roadblocks, avoid pitfalls, and overcome shortsightedness is a critical component in the journey to financial well-being and long-term success. This talk will focus on areas where oil and gas professionals may need particular focus, including:
These topics will be explored from both the perspective of those presently employed as well as those transitioning to new opportunities.