A union boss has joined calls to stop “degrading” treatment of women working offshore in the North Sea.
As a trio of women is set to ascend to the top of one of the world’s most powerful oil-trading operations, the gender gap in the rest of the industry remains stark.
Industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said today it is seeing “very worrying signs” for employment in the North Sea sector.
An annual review of gender balance at the top levels of the UK energy industry has revealed progress during the past year – but nearly two in five companies still have no women on their boards.
Petrofac has set new targets to reduce its emissions and increase the percentage of women in its senior roles within the decade.
A boss at BP has described the firm’s efforts to enhance its gender diversity as a “phenomenal journey”.
Shock findings have revealed that men still dominate the boardrooms of almost all of the leading businesses based in the north and north-east.
Just over a month ago, the P&J’s sister publication Energy Voice published an article interviewing new Energy Institute (EI) leader Steve Holliday.
The gender pay gap in the energy sector has been attributed in some part to ongoing recruitment problems in the industry, but Erica Kinmond, an employment law and diversity & inclusion specialist, and vice chair of Aberdeen’s Axis Network which promotes equal gender balance in the energy sector, says organisations should also look within to address the issue.
Hard targets for women in oil and gas are necessary to accelerate diversity in a male-dominated industry, Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s U.S. President Gretchen Watkins said in an interview.
Today is International Women’s Day. Across the globe, it’s a day for honouring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - and this year it marks a call to action for accelerating gender balance.
For decades the oil and gas sector has been male dominated but recent drives have led to an uptake in the number of women being employed.
The number of women in senior positions in oil and gas roles in Norway has risen to 21%, new figures show.
The British High Commissioner to Mozambique said last night she hoped women could benefit from the country's emerging gas industry, as she welcomed the proposed deal with the north-east.
An Aberdeen lawyer says there has never been a better time to address a gender imbalance in the UK oil and gas industry. Offshore employment expert Kate Williams, an Aberdeen-based partner in legal firm Pinsent Masons, wants to see a greater effort to recruit more women, and insists the law can be used to boost their numbers. The proportion of women in the industry is reported to be 23%, compared to a 47% national average. The imbalance worsens when narrowed to offshore workers, with just 3.6% of them women.