Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy and Director of Access for Women in Energy, moderated a panel discussion on diversity in the oil and gas industry co-organised by SPE Foundation, Chevron and Wintershall Dea on 25th March 2021.
While women make up 22% of employees in the oil and gas industry worldwide (Catalyst, 2020), gender gap increases with seniority. Entry-level positions are comprised of 27% women, 17% are at senior and executive-level positions and just 1% of oil and gas CEOs are women.
It’s clear the oil and gas sector still has some way to go before truly being diverse, particularly when it comes to attracting and promoting women. However, there are clear steps companies can take to play their part in creating a more inclusive future.
Dr Nakhle was joined by a great line-up of speakers who shared their insights and ideas to break the glass ceiling in the search for equity and inclusion in the oil and gas sector, including:
“IWD 2021: The role of women in the oil and gas sector“, Dr Carole Nakhle, Mar 2021
“AccessWIE in fashion“, Dr Carole Nakhle, Jan 2021
“Discussion with Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General of the IEF“, Dr Carole Nakhle, Nov 2020