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Apogee Endorses ADVANCE: The Power Conference for Women in Utilities

Empowering the Advancement of Women in Energy

For Immediate Release:

Atlanta, GA – April 3, 2018, Apogee Interactive announced today their endorsement of ADVANCE: The Power Conference for Women in Utilities.  The event, organized by Conferences Connect and hosted at Southern Company Gas in Atlanta on April 16th and 17th, will include presentations by women in leadership positions from utilities like Georgia Power, Exelon, Eversource, NiSource, and many more. Apogee Interactive’s Ann Fracas, Director of Sales, will moderate and summarize the key issues of the program.

Susan Gilbert, CEO and Co-Founder of Apogee Interactive, a woman owned business that has served utilities exclusively for more than 25 years remembers, “When I began my career, women in the energy industry were rare. Women didn’t have the mentors, role models, coaches, or networks that were available to their male counterparts.” She continued, “So many strong women persevered and made a difference. This meeting is a chance for those pioneers to give back and encourage the women following them.”

Ashley Baptiste, CEO, Conferences Connect, the event producer explained, “When the topic of ‘Women in Utilities’ was raised, I thought ‘Is this really still an issue?’ After some quick research on current statistics, we realize that yes – this is an issue, and we need to bring utilities together to learn from each other.” Ashley continued, “This conference has a dual mission: 1) to help utilities learn how to attract, retain, mentor and advance women in their organizations and 2) to help utility professionals gain the skills and networking to advance their careers.”

Southern Company Gas, the conference host, has offered their meeting facility in Atlanta.  In addition, Laura Creekmur, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Southern Company Gas will be featured on the agenda.

To learn more about this inspiring event empowering the advancement of women in the energy industry visit

About Apogee:

Apogee Interactive is a woman-owned business and is the nation’s leading full-service provider of proactive customer engagement software services for utilities. As a partner with the utility industry since 1993, Apogee’s digital engagement platform delivers digital proactive and personalized digital communication to hundreds of North American utilities from coast to coast, including some of the largest and most progressive, such as Southern Company (NYSE: SO), ConEd (NYSE: ED), PSEG (NYSE: PEG), and Tucson Electric Power (NYSE: TEP). For more information visit or LinkedIn:

About Conferences Connect:

Conferences Connect is a full-service conference firm specializing in creating events that foster engagement. This woman-owned business targets domestic and international clients and develops events specifically for the energy industry. Content seekers meet content providers. Solution providers meet solution seekers. Learn more at

Through content focused events, attendees are encouraged to establish a network with each other – to connect – and establish lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.

 Contact: Karen Morris or 678-684-6801


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