9th Leadership Excellence for Women Awards & Symposium

21- 22 November, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

9th Leadership Excellence for Women Awards & Symposium

21- 22 November, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Now in its ninth edition, LEWAS 2023 engages, empowers, and elevates issues that are at the very heart of the energy industry. What makes LEWAS even more important is in addition to recognising women it also recognises male advocates and corporations who champion women in energy, enabling women to shatter stereotypes and support the industry to advance.
Powering Tomorrow.

Tomorrow's challenges demand a formidable force of talent - one that can ignite transformation with force and flexibility. We celebrate excellence, ignite thinking and foster dialogues that uncover pivotal trends that shape the future of work.

The talent landscape is in a constant state of flux - grappling with sky-high turnover rates, shrinking pipelines, and looming inflation. At LEWAS, we are not deterred. We're DE&I trailblazers committed to delivering tangible solutions for the workforce of tomorrow.

Our focus is to build a low-carbon future that requires innovation and insights delivered by a diverse workforce. LEWAS is closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls around the globe.

Join us on this journey of progress toward powering tomorrow.


LEWAS - GROW scripts new chapter in women empowerment

On 10 May 2023, we embarked on a new chapter and welcomed a very special initiative - GROW, previously known as the Gulf Region Organization for Women by Saudi Aramco.

Under the MoU, LEWAS and GROW will combine it's offerings to put forward an even more robust GROW offering to further develop the talent pipeline for women in the Middle East by joining forces with universities, organisations and governments to empower and embolden more women to grow into leadership roles.

Since the MoU signing, GROW has been rebranded to GRWx, Elevating Women Xpotenially.

About GROW
LEWAS Awards 2023
Nominations are Closed
  • Academic Achievement
    - University Student
    A young woman in university who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership, and is majoring in science and/or engineering in the energy industry.
  • Academic Achievement

    - University Professor

    A female academic professional with 10+ years of experience in the Science and/or Engineering department in the energy industry.
  • Rising Star

    A young professional woman with 3-5 years of experience in the energy industry. She is someone who has been recognized for special achievements within her organisation.
  • Leading with Excellence

    A professional woman with 5-15 years of experience in energy who has gone above and beyond to demonstrate leadership skills, excellence in corporate performance.
  • Woman of Achievement

    A professional woman, with a background in Science and/or Engineering with over 15 years of experience in the energy industry.
  • Corporate Male Champion

    A professional male with 10+ years of experience who has gone above and beyond to develop and support women as professionals and potential leaders.
  • Corporate Excellence
    An organisation that has excelled at initiatives to encourage, advance, hire, and retain women through inclusive hiring and development practices, as well as developing and implementing innovative D&I programs.

Committee Members

LEWAS Initiatives

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2023 Sponsors

  • Saudi Aramco
    Saudi Aramco, a global energy and chemicals company with an 80-year history, aims to lead the energy transition towards a net-zero economy. Committed to providing reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy, they support events, organizations, and projects aligned with their business objectives and strategy, benefiting people and communities worldwide.
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Mubadala Energy
    Mubadala Energy is an international energy company, headquartered in Abu Dhabi. With a diversified portfolio of operated and non-operated assets spanning 11 countries, its primary geographic focus is in the Middle East and North Africa, Russia and Southeast Asia.
    Gold Sponsor

  • Rawabi Holding
    From our trading legacy, Rawabi Holding has developed into a diversified conglomerate. Rooted in the region, Rawabi Holding has extensive expertise in understanding and anticipating market dynamics. We recognize what businesses need to do to be successful and we are dedicated to helping our partners, joint ventures and businesses succeed.
    Gold Sponsor
  • SLB
    SLB is a global technology company that drives energy innovation for a balanced planet. With a global footprint in more than 100 countries and employees representing almost twice as many nationalities, we work each day on innovating oil and gas, delivering digital at scale, decarbonizing industries, and developing and scaling new energy systems that accelerate the energy transition.
    Gold Sponsor
    SATORP is a cutting-edge refinery formed through the collaboration of industry leaders Saudi Aramco and TotalEnergies. With an impressive daily processing capacity of 460,000 barrels and an unwavering commitment to safety and environmental excellence, SATORP stands as a pinnacle of world-class refinery innovation.
    Gold Sponsor

Official Partner & Supporting Organisations

  • WPC Energy
    Official Partner
  • AIChE
    Supporting Organisation
  • EAGE
    Supporting Organisation
  • iSAW - International Strategic Accelerator for Women
    Supporting Organisation
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
    Supporting Organisation
  • Oil & Gas News
    Media Partner
2022 Sponsors
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