On average, women lawyers earn approximately 87% of what their male counterparts earn. The environmental and energy legal industry, with its strong representation of women in upper management positions including General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer, is prime ground to effect a cultural shift.

Based on industry demand, ACI is pleased to present its inaugural Women Leaders in Environmental and Energy Law conference, a forum aimed at promoting woman-to-woman networking and mentorship and facilitating highlevel discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing like-minded women in the environmental and energy legal community. Tailored to empower women in the environmental and energy legal community and to give them the skills necessary for continued success, this is a unique opportunity to network with and engage in candid discussion with leaders from energy, utility, chemical, and petrochemical companies including Chevron Global Upstream, Hess Corporation, Sempra Energy, Key Energy Services, ContourGlobal, Northeast Utilities Service Company, BP America, Inc., Maxwell Technologies, Inc., Halliburton, Anadarko Petroleum, Maersk Oil Qatar A/S, Occidental Petroleum Corp., and more.

Be part of a supportive community of women in the environmental and energy legal space, and build enduring relationships and connections with peers facing the same professional challenges and opportunities.

Despite myriad diversity initiatives and a marked increase in women in leadership roles, the statistics show that full acceptance still manages to elude women in the profession overall. It is time to address the elephant in the room: the legal playing field has been leveled over the course of the last few decades, so why do so many women in the environmental and energy space still feel that they need to work harder than their male counterparts to break into an old boys’ club? It is a clear business imperative that energy companies and the law firms representing them must attract and retain female talent. While there are no easy answers in this space, this conference will facilitate mentorship opportunities and help form new connections amongst women leaders as well as provide a forum for candid discussion of gender stereotypes and other implicit obstacles to advancement, and to talk about what has worked for other similarly situated women lawyers in the environmental and energy industry when faced with gender-specific challenges.

Broaden your overall legal IQ on the salient developments affecting the environmental and energy legal community and develop a greater understanding of the key issues facing industry to best position yourself as a leader.

In addition to the networking opportunities and discussions of professional development issues, this is also an opportunity to hear from women leaders about their key priorities vis-à-vis energy companies. Take advantage of this collegial atmosphere and engage in discussion of the year’s biggest legal developments facing your peers in energy trading, regulatory compliance, and litigation across the board including fracing regulations, the EPA’s new carbon emissions regulations, notable cases, and much more.

We hope you will join us for the program designed to assist like-minded women in the environmental and energy community moving forward in their careers. Register today by calling 888-224-2480, faxing your form to 877-927-1563 or online at www.AmericanConference.com/WomeninEnergy.