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Visionary Voices: Leading Authentically with Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill

Category: Academic Network, Aerospace, Clean Energy, CleanTech, Community & Engagement, Community Bubbles, Corporate Innovators, Founders & Startups, Human Performance, Investors & Capital, Networking




June 20, 2024
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT


4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


Celebrate Pride Month with a special edition of Ion’s “Visionary Voices” speaker series, featuring a powerful conversation between two leaders who’ve paved the way for LGBTQ+ representation in their respective fields – Woodside Energy CEO Meg O’Neill and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

A trailblazer in the energy sector, Meg O’Neill’s leadership journey at Woodside has been marked by her commitment to authenticity and inclusivity. As one of the most senior, openly gay leaders in the energy industry, Meg has set the global stage in creating a culture which encourages employees to show up authentically. Mayor Parker will reflect on her own journey as the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city and a seasoned veteran of the energy sector, as she moderates this discussion with Meg.

Attendees will gain valuable insights into the unique experiences and milestones that have shaped both Meg and Annise’s remarkable careers, as well as the importance of visibility and representation in corporate leadership and public service. From driving meaningful change and success in business to championing inclusion, they will explore the profound impact of embracing one’s true self and how diversity enriches leadership and organizational culture.

Key Topics Include:

  • Embracing Authenticity in Leadership
  • Navigating Intersectionality in the Energy Industry
  • The Power of Visibility and Representation
  • Strategies for Fostering Inclusivity in Corporate Culture



3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Fireside Chat
5:00 PM
Networking and Happy Hour


Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

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