Stream Energy Boosts The Power Of Women With Skills Enhancement Group

Perhaps it’s fitting that an energy company is providing an extra power boost for self-starting women in business. Renée Hornbaker, Chief Financial Officer of Dallas-based Stream Energy, co-founded Women of Power in 2010. The organization seeks to motivate, inspire, mentor and support women who work as associates for Stream.

Women of Power has been hosting annual retreats at its home office in Dallas. Each retreat employs a specific theme. The most current event was dubbed “Shine” to denote an effort to help female associates of the company “shine with confidence” and inspire others to do the same.

The Shine event included a series of keynote speakers, including noted author and journalist Nicole Lapin, business leader Karen Leland of Sterling Marketing Group and wellness consultant Melissa Mark Garner. Garner is also a professional counselor and certified yoga teacher.

Stream Energy (now called Stream) was founded in 2005. It is a provider of energy, protective services, other home services and wireless. It is headquartered in Dallas’ Tollway Center building. Stream employs a multilevel marketing model as its primary marketing strategy. It recruits associates who can earn money by selling energy plans to customers. They can also recruit new sales associates once they achieve a minimum of customers to their credit.

Part of the way sales associates operates is to maintain an internet-based website or “homesite” that works as an informational online forum for recruits.

The Women of Power group established by CFO Hornbaker gives an extra boost to the many women who are already off and running earning monthly income as sales associates. And Chelsey Berend, the Director of Events at Stream, said those who attend the Women of Power seminar come away with a host of “new, valuable skills” that will serve them in countless ways. One of those skills is learning to set smart business goals that are well-defined and achievable in a planned, step-by-step process (

Stream services are currently available in Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., New York, and Illinois. Additionally, all of Stream’s other services are available nationwide.