Women in Energy
WOMEN IN ENERGY
On Emirati Women's Day 2016, ADNOC announced it is seeking to appoint at least one female CEO within its group of operating companies. It has also set a target to ensure 15 per cent of senior managers will be women, as well as committing to increasing the number of new Emirati women recruits to 30 per cent by 2020.
ADIPEC's annual Women In Energy Conference has become a global meeting place of the finest female minds in the industry. In the mixed gender forum, topics under discussion included a panel session regarding female pioneers in the energy sector and a interview with Dr Carole Nakhle, Director and Founder, Crystol Energy.
Four case studies examined investment opportunities in the upstream sector, innovative technology in Germany's exploration and production sector; how NOCs are working to bridge the supply and demand gap for gas, and the latest technology being employed in the offshore and marine sector.
The forum ended with three panel discussions, covering how the industry can support the clean energy revolution, innovating through the downturn, and a look at business women in the global energy industry.
ADIPEC offers an excellent opportunity for companies from around the globe to exhibit products and to participate in conferences with like-minded professionals from the oil and gas sector. At the ADIPEC 2016 Women in Energy conference I had the pleasure of sharing my perspectives on women in leadership. It is important to articulate the role of women and how women can contribute with valuable insights – not only in the oil and gas sector, but in leadership and society in general. ADIPEC always brings a lot of interesting and relevant issues to the table and I am pleased to have been a part of the ADIPEC 2016.
The Women in Energy conference is a valuable forum for women across the region to meet each other and build a peer class network. It is also imperative that young women entering the energy sector learn about other women in leadership, they need role models to motivate them that they can succeed in this industry and it is worth the hard work.
ADIPEC 2016 Women In Energy conference by far surpassed my expectations. Both the organization and the participation of the audience were exceptional. During this event I had the great honour to talk about women participation in the petroleum industry with female Arab engineers from 26 to 42 years old. Because of these talks, now I am sure that the Abu Dhabi petroleum industry will count on a high level of female leaders in a very near future.
The conference was great opportunity not to hear from some of the role models but also a chance to network with other women and learn from their experiences.
I found the conference enlightening and enriching in listening to the breadth of roles and exciting careers that were presented by women’s presenters. The event was truly inspiring.