Women In the Oil & Gas Industry - Part 2 with Jennifer Stewart
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We're back with Part 2 of a series that will highlight the voices and experiences of women across the oil and gas industry. Sarah Magruder, President of Safire Oil and Gas Consulting is back as a guest co-host. Sarah,  Tom and Phil welcome our next guest, Jennifer Stewart.Jennifer shares a variety of her career experiences from being a child support enforcement officer to interim CFO,which roles were most fulfilling for her and her thoughts on whether work-life balance can be achieved.


1:52 Jennifer’s six to eight roles within her company

6:43 Jennifer’s start in accounting

11:25 An organic career track

12:34 Diversity as a decision tool

19:27 Why producers are seeking responsibly sourced and produced dry gas

21:37 The most difficult part of being a CFO

33:54 Why so many talented women have left the oil and gas industry

37:53 Why flexibility makes more sense than rigidity in the workplace

About Jennifer Stewart

Jennifer is a senior energy executive with over 30 years of legal, financial and environmental strategy experience. She is Principal Advisor for Equitable Origin EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. She also serves as Chief Sustainability Officer for Penn LNG, a Pennsylvania-based liquefied natural gas export facility that is currently under development. Jennifer recently served as Vice President Strategic Growth for Baker Hughes Emissions Management.

Early 2020 Jennifer retired from the executive leadership team at Southwestern Energy, where she strategically led all regulatory, legislative, and environmental stewardship activity.

Mrs. Stewart is an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Texas. She serves as an Independent Board member of Paragon Integrated Services LLC, an environmental services company where she is Chairman of the ESG committee.

She is an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Houston Law Center and previously served on the Boards of ONE Future the Natural Gas Supply Association. She has also served in leadership positions with the American Exploration and Production Counsel and the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

She has been recognized as one of Texas’ Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas by the National Diversity Council, a Top Woman in Energy by the Houston Business Journal, and received the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Trailblazer Award.

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