Women in Propane-Sponsored "Defining Moments In Leadership" Huge Success at NPGA Southeastern Convention

At the recent NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo industry trailblazers shared with a well-attended audience "defining moments in leadership" from their personal and professional journeys at the Women In Propane-sponsored roundtable and networking event.

The "Defining Moments In Leadership" speakers included Miriam Cavagna, Marketing & Communications Director, Cavagna Group; Peter Gibbs, CEO, Touchstar Corporation; Natalie Peal, Publisher, Butane Propane News, and Alison Abbott, Communications Director, World LP Gas Association.
Alison Abbott WIP2015

In addition to hearing inspirational, touching and sometimes humorous examples of leadership challenges speakers had encountered and conquered during their careers, attendees also gained insight into several personal experiences that had strengthened speakers’ leadership abilities from Cavagna, Gibbs and Peal. Ms. Abbott discussed the progress currently underway to launch a Global Women In Propane Network. Speakers also shared with the audience leadership traits they believed were necessary to be a successful leader. 

Following the four inspiring speeches, participants split into small groups to define and discuss the various characteristics and values exhibited by leaders. Roundtable groups were moderated by Women in Propane (WIP) members representing different segments of the propane industry - family businesses, association leadership, suppliers, and small and large marketers. Each shared their key discussion points and best practices with the full group. A networking reception concluded the event.
Natalie Peal WIP2015

The Women in Propane Council was established to provide positive opportunities for all members of the industry to support the advancement and success of women in every scope of business operation and professional development.

WIP Reception