LEWAS Awards 2022

About the Awards

Now in its 8th edition, the Leadership Excellence for Women Awards recognizes outstanding women in the energy industry who have excelled professionally and personally through their unmatched contributions in the areas of leadership, innovation, talent, research, and outreach.

Each of the seven awards covers categories ranging from academic excellence to technical categories. Open to women of age 18 onwards and all nationalities based in the Middle East, LEWAS encourages students, academia, line managers, business directors, scientists, owners, content creators, government, and private sector to participate as long as they have worked in their capacity to make the energy industry a better place.

Focused on 'Energy Future: Infinite Possibilities', the 2022 theme highlights the role of leadership and innovation for a sustainable tomorrow. The 2022 agenda will spotlight talent, economic and business trends in energy.

2022 Award Categories
Submissions for the LEWAS 2022 Awards are now closed. For enquiries, contact pamela@e3-worldwide.com.
  • 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.

Award Category Information
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  • Who Can Apply
  • Energy Sectors Applicable

    • Oil & Gas
    • Electricity
    • Coal
    • Nuclear
    • Renewable Energy (Thermal, Wind, Hydro, Solar, Biofuels)
  • Related Industries

    • Transport
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Energy Consultancy
    • Energy Investment
    • EPCs
Key Dates
Nominations Close
20 September 2022
Shortlist Announced
31 October 2022
In-person Awards Gala Dinner
& Symposium
30 November 2022
2021 Winners
An impressive 150 applications and a thorough review process later, the LEWAS Committee is proud to announce the
2021 Winners and Runners-up.

Congratulations to everyone who applied!
  • Academic Achievement - Student Award
    Lina Alzayer
    Student, University of Bahrain
  • Academic Achievement - Student Award
    Reem Aseeri
    Student, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University
  • Academic Achievement - University
    Professor Award
    Dr. Hayat Yusuf
    Assistant professor and PCAP program Coordinator, University of Bahrain
  • Rising Star Award
    Zainab Alali
    Reservoir Engineer, Saudi Aramco
  • Leading with Excellence Award
    Dr. Amani Musharah
    Lab supervisor, Saudi Aramco
  • Woman of Achievement Award 
    Basma El Zein
    Director General, Governance and Sustainability Center, University of Business and Technology
  • Woman of Achievement Award 
    Salma Al Hajeri
    Vice President - Non-Operated Assets (MENA & Russia), Mubadala Petroleum
  • Corporate Male Champion
    Dawood Nassif
    former CEO, BAPCO
  • Corporate Male Champion
    Rashed Jouda Al-Fadhili
    Team Leader, Process Engineering Refinery, Kuwait National Petroleum Company
  • Corporate Excellence Recognition
    ADNOC Group
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