In years to come, when we reflect on 2020, it is evident that COVID-19 will be the topic that immediately leaps to mind in what was a challenging year for us all.
diversity and inclusion
Industry body OGUK has announced today that its Diversity & Inclusion Task Group will deliver a free online event on January 18 exploring mental health.
The Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie once spoke of being told by a writing tutor that a plot she had written of a middle-class African family was inauthentic. She was met with disbelief when she revealed the story was autobiographical.
There are numerous moments in history we can point to that have shaped the world we live in today; whether through their influence on science and technology, culture and sport, politics, or society and human rights.
With the oil industry facing the twin crisis of demand destruction and a climate emergency, and society grappling with a pandemic you could be forgiven for asking how much of a priority should diversity & inclusion be right now?
Diversity and Inclusion is on every boardroom agenda - which continues to be highlighted by movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.
It’s hoped a new first of its kind survey will give a "much-needed" insight into diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the oil and gas industry.
“When I talk to managers, I get the feeling they are important. When I talk to leaders, I get the feeling I am important.” Alexander den Heijer, 2014
The first half of 2020 has brought a very real and tangible meaning to some of the newest industry buzz words; “unprecedented”, “disruptive”, “challenging”.
With the right leadership, the new working norms created by the Covid-19 lockdown can help advance the “inclusion agenda”, oil industry chiefs said today.
More than 300 people have signed up to attend OGUK’s first-ever D&I webinar to further explore opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion in what remains a challenging landscape for the UK oil and gas industry.
Few would doubt that the global energy industry is facing huge challenges as it transitions to a low carbon future. But most would agree that, with the sector’s usual combination of innovation and commitment, these can be overcome.
A new task group set up to champion diversity and inclusion in the UK oil and gas industry will have achieved success when D&I is “no longer talked of as an initiative”, and is firmly ingrained in the sector, its chairman said.
The oil industry has some great female role models among its leaders – just here in Aberdeen, Deirdre Michie and Colette Cohen spring immediately to mind.
‘If a roomful of middle-aged, middle-class, middle managers can’t crack this diversity thing, then, quite frankly, who can?’
Aberdeen recently played host to another diversity and inclusion (D&I) event.
Working with oil and gas companies to tackle diversity and inclusion issues used to be like ‘having an affair’.
Are you talking about diversity and inclusion? What does diversity and inclusion mean and why do we need to talk about it?
North Sea firms must dig deeper into the talent pool to find “unicorns” within the workforce, a Shell plant boss warned yesterday.