Celebrating the Women Who Make Energy Great

Going into its 5th year, Hart Energy’s Influential Women in Energy recognition program has honored more than 100 female leaders across all sectors of the oil and gas business and in the legal and financial community that supports the industry.

Following a successful series of networking “power luncheons” since its debut in 2018, the program pivoted to a virtual event amid pandemic precautions in early 2021. As vaccines offer safer conditions in which to gather, Hart Energy brought the 2021 honorees together for a sophisticated in-person networking opportunity with these remarkable women. On Monday, November 29, at the Westin Houston (Memorial City) hotel, the “Class of ‘21” and a select crowd of industry insiders gathered to celebrate, renew acquaintances and expand each other’s professional networks.

Please stay tuned as Hart Energy sets the stage for more meaningful interactions in the months and years ahead.


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Celebrate the Class of 2021 Honorees


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The Pinnacle Award

Past recipients of the Influential Women in Energy Pinnacle Award include remarkable women who serve as deans of engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, Texas A&M University, and The University of Texas at Austin – arguably some of the best schools in the U.S. for educating future petroleum engineers!


2021 Pinnacle Award winner, Mary A. Burger

2021 Pinnacle Award Winner

Martha A. Burger


 Oklahoma City University


Check out these highlights from the 2020 event!


2020 Keynote Speaker

Nicole Malachowski, First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander, USAF (Ret.)

Nicole Malachowski - Women in Energy 2020

2020 Pinnacle Award Winner

Dr. Sharon L. Wood, Dean of Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Sharon L. Wood - Women in Energy 2020

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor

2020 Women in Energy Lifetime Achievement Award - Leslie Haines


2020 Women in Energy
2020 Women in Energy


2020 Women in Energy


2020 Women in Energy


2020 Women in Energy