In an interview given to S&P Global Platts for the September 2019 Insight Magazine, Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy and Director of Access for Women in Energy, spoke about women’s meagre representation in the energy industry, especially in leadership positions, and commented on the findings of a recent survey commissioned by Platts showing that more than three-fifths (62%) of C-suite executives in the commodities industry are confident their firms have the capacity to address diversity and inclusion issues.
According to Dr Nakhle, more than 60% is an encouraging number, but then the outcomes should be much better than what we currently have. Maybe executives believe their organisations have the right intentions, but somehow there seems to be a problem with implementation.
“On the Evolving Road Towards Female Empowerment”, Dr Carole Nakhle, Sep 2018
“The Diversity Champions’ Panel: How are industry leaders supporting the move towards greater diversity?”, Alia Moubayed, Sep 2018