PEI WOMEN BECOME FORCE IN FUELING
“This group is the most action-oriented, dynamic
group within PEI - and I’ve seen them all,” said
Robert Peavey, president of the U.S.-based trade
Members of PEI Women fill roles at PEI member
companies from engineers, executives and owners
to sales and marketing associates, to customer
service representatives, administrative assistants
and everything in between.
Membership is in the hundreds with members
in their early 20s through to their 80s and the
group meets twice annually.
The two-day PEI Women Spring Conference
consistently draws some 100 women for its
industry programs that help them grow personally
and professionally. The event usually begins with
an optional sightseeing tour of the host city and a
networking dinner. An all-women industry expert
panel has become a highlight, along with individual
speakers and a keynote address. Many of the
attendees plan pre- or post-trip vacations with
their closest PEI Women friends who live in other
states and countries.
PEI Women also meet during the annual PEI
Convention at the NACS Show in October. During
convention, the group opens its doors to all
women in the fueling industry, regardless whether
they are members of PEI. The group met twice
during the most recent convention in Las Vegas.
During the PEI Women session, two PEI members
who are U.S. veterans shared the importance of
supporting deployed troops and first responders
before PEI Women wrote thank-you letters to
include with toiletry care packages for the troops.
During the second meeting at convention, PEI
Women brought up current events and workplace
best practices in a roundtable setting. Topics
included what to do when your manager won’t
take action on your complaint, how to manage or
work with a multi-generational workforce, and how
women can stay safe during business travel.
The next PEI Women meeting will be the 2019
PEI Women Spring Conference, May 1-3 at the
Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel in Arizona. The schedule
and speakers will be posted soon at www.pei.org.
Registration will open in early spring.
Eligibility requirements for joining PEI Women
include being female and an employee of a PEI
member company, a member of PEI’s Operations
& Engineering division, an employee of the government
in a regulatory or other role, or be part of an
PEI Women membership questions may be sent
to Teresa Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Kristin Wright
Editor-in-Chief of the PEI Journal
Five years after women members of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) formed a
steering committee to evaluate the need for a women-only group, PEI Women is a force
within the fueling industry.