Nomination Form

Maverick Award


The purpose of the Maverick Award is to give special recognition to leaders who have set the standard in promoting, connecting and strengthening female leaders in energy operations and engineering. The Maverick Award is presented annually to a man or woman who actively participates in the advancement of women in leadership, who knows an organization is stronger with a diverse leadership team, who believes in the empowerment of women, who understands the importance of recognition and opportunities for women, who advocates for the professional advancement of women, and who acknowledges the full talents, capabilities, and organizational benefits of women in energy operations and engineering.


The Maverick Award winner is chosen by the Energetic Women Leadership Team based on the information provided on this form. For consideration, candidates must be currently employed by an energy industry organization and their efforts must benefit women in energy operations and engineering. Nominators are encouraged to submit up to two supporting materials on behalf of the nominee as appropriate, including press clippings and/or testimonials.


Statements about the nominee should be no more than 500 words. Topics should include (but are not limited to) leadership, mentoring, and advocacy efforts. Please also include any past recognition the nominee has received for their achievements in these areas.

Nominations are being accepted through February 10, 2023. Award recipients are announced at the annual Energetic Women Conference in June. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Bonine.

  • A leader establishes strategic direction and guides an organization towards the vision. What has the nominee done to stand out as a role model and leader to prepare women within the energy industry for leadership roles in operations and engineering? What strategy has the nominee established and implemented to broaden the leadership diversity within the organization?
  • A mentor gives personal attention to a subordinate or coworker, and is well known as a wise and trusted counselor. How has the nominee taken personal accountability to help a female leader(s) to grow? How has this mentor been an influential sponsor for women leaders? Do they donate their time to educate, guide, or counsel women? How has the nominee motivated women to excel and grow into valued leaders?
  • An advocate speaks and acts on behalf of female leaders in the organization to advance their opportunities and value within the enterprise. How has the nominee championed Energetic Women in order to increase their opportunities or encourage leadership growth and development? What opportunities has this maverick created in order to promote women into non-traditional leadership roles? In what ways does this trail blazer support and advocate on behalf of the women leaders in the industry?
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