Women in Energy
An integral part of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC), over the last four years, Women In Energy has proven to become the global meeting place of the finest minds in the oil and gas industry, appreciating the continuous contribution of women within the industry across technical and non-technical functions.
Launched in 2013, ADIPEC hosted the first ‘Women In Industry: A Journey to Leadership’ evening, an event that took a close look at the lives and careers of three international women in the oil and gas sector.
In 2014, ADIPEC celebrated its 30th Anniversary and the second edition of Women In Industry which explored the role of women in oil and gas from 1984 (the year ADIPEC was launched) and fast forwarded a further 30 years to 2044 to gain insight into how the role of women in the sector might evolve.
In 2015, ADIPEC continued to develop Women In Industry initiatives reaching out to an increased number of women, and men, encouraging them to build upon their career choices to achieve their maximum potential.
In 2016, ADIPEC Women In Energy focused on the contributions women made across technical and strategic arenas of the oil and gas industry including upstream, downstream, investment and finance, administrative and HR functions.
With ADIPEC 2017 marking the 5th edition of the event, this year Women In Energy will be held on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – Day 3 of ADIPEC - at the Al Ma’ared Hall located in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
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.
This panel discussion, brought together business leaders, scientists and innovators to discuss strengths that each gender pool brings to the industry and specialist areas of innovation.