Date: October 20, 2023 | 9 AM

Location: MSC, Bethancourt Ballroom

Early Registration: August 1, 2023 | Pricing is below

The Mays Business School Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) demonstrates our commitment to developing women as transformational leaders. Leveraging the knowledge of our world-class faculty, expertise of the Mays Center for Executive Development, and the power of the Aggie Network, the WLI Conference offers development activities for those aspiring to expand the scope of their leadership. Detailed conference information will be emailed to all participants on October 16, 2023.

For general conference information, please email experience@mays.tamu.edu.


Thank You To Our Title Sponsor


  • Registration Opens: August 1, 2023
  • Early Registration Pricing: August 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023
  • Deadline to register: October 5, 2023
Ticket Type  Early Registration            Regular Registration
Executive/ Individual$125$150
Former Student$125$150
Texas A&M Employee$75$100
Current Student$10$20

Keynote Speaker

Christie Brown

General Manager of Asset Development, Gulf of Mexico Business Unit

Christie Brown is currently Chevron’s General Manager of Asset Development for Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, a position she assumed in March 2023 following the role as the GM of Performance and Potential. In her role, she has responsibility for Chevrons assets in the Gulf of Mexico with her organization delivering optimized subsurface development and asset performance to achieve a competitive GoM portfolio.

Christie joined Chevron in 2002 as a mechanical engineer in Houston and has since held a variety of engineering, project management, operations leadership, commercial, environmental management and strategy positions of increasing responsibility in Angola, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Since joining the company, she has been a member of the Chevron Women’s Network and Black Employee Network and served in leadership roles in both. During her tenure, she has supported Chevron’s college recruiting efforts; won several industry awards; and often gives presentations on career development, business acumen and engineering.


Christie holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Additional Information

Christie loves traveling, cooking, any water activity, and especially great combinations of the previous with her wonderful family.


08/01/2023 – 10/05/2023 | 100% Refund

10/06/2023 – 10/13/2023 | 50% Refund

10/14/2023 – 10/20/2023 | No refund


If you are unable to attend the conference and prefer to transfer your ticket to someone else, we are happy to accommodate. Please contact experience@mays.tamu.edu and provide the original ticket holder’s name and the name and email address of who you are transferring your ticket to. Deadline to transfer tickets is October 16, 2023

Please complete this Request Form to submit for a refund or ticket transfer.


Would you like to become a sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Initiative Conference? For more information on conference sponsorship, please email experience@mays.tamu.edu.

Deadline to become a sponsor is September 22, 2023


Registration + Optional Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am – 9:10 am

Opening Remarks

9:10 am – 9:20 am

Keynote – Empower Leads to Me-Power

Christie Brown, General Manager of Asset Development, Gulf of Mexico, Chevron

9:20 am – 10:10 am


10:10 am – 10:30 am

Home Court Advantage – Promoting Pro-Level Inclusion

Nzinga ShawAdjunct Professor at Fisk University

10:30 am – 11:20 am

Networking Lunch

11:20 am – 12:50 pm

Networking Exercise

12:50 pm – 1:50 pm


1:50 pm – 2:10 pm

How to Think, Work, and Lead in Our Fast-Isn’t-Fast Enough World

Sara Canaday, Leadership Strategist, Speaker, and Award-winning Author

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

3:00 pm