Sharing insights to inspire the next generation of women in the energy industry
Schlumberger is a platinum sponsor of the 16th annual Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy (WGLC) which brings together energy professionals to share industry best practices and professional development insights.
This year’s program featured leaders working in the oil and gas sector including Schlumberger executives Robin Nava, director, intellectual property, and Susan Rosenbaum, director, discipline career management and knowledge management.
As the largest women’s event in the industry with more than 800 attendees the conference provides an opportunity to enhance skills, network and exchange experiences, and explore opportunities to advance professional leadership.
"The agenda this year focuses on professional development, industry trends and new ways of thinking as women advance their leadership role in the oil and gas industry," said Susan Ganz, Advisory Committee Chair for WGLC. "We have packed technical industry information with practical career-building initiatives, networking and advice for a motivating and inspiring two-day conference."
At Schlumberger, a cornerstone of the company’s culture is the diversity of its workforce. Reflecting the belief that diversity cultivates creativity and collaboration, Schlumberger employs a diverse workforce of 140 nationalities working in more than 85 countries. Achieving gender balance across all parts of the organization is ongoing and has been a focus for the company for more than 25 years.
To encourage the next generation of women in the oil and gas industry, Schlumberger supports initiatives around the world for female university students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
This year, events are being held in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and North America, and Russia. At the gatherings, participants learn about the innovation and processes behind today’s oil and gas technology. The students meet Schlumberger female engineers and scientists who share their professional experiences and serve as role models. As part of panel discussions, questions from attendees cover a wide range of subjects such as what motivated the panelists to join the oil and gas industry, the training provided, and the variety of career paths available.