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Why women will shape the future of natural resources

Wood Mackenzie President Neal Anderson shares his views on the importance of gender diversity in the natural resources sector

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The natural resources sector has a gender diversity problem. There simply aren't enough women. They make up:

  • Only 15% of the US petroleum oil field services workforce
  • Only 15% of the global metals and mining workforce  
  • 1 in 20 CEOs in mining

The benefits of a diverse workforce are obvious. Numerous studies evidence the dollar value of diversity. And yet, the problem persists. Wood Mackenzie is on a journey to close the gap in our business and to inspire the natural resources world to do the same. Neal shares his views in the video below: 

 

What will the energy transition mean for diversity and inclusion?

Women in Natural Resources Breakfast, London, 2 October 2019

Join moderator Wai-Fung Thompson, executive vice president of HR for Wood Mackenzie, Sondra Scott, president of Verisk Maplecroft, and Valentina Kretzschmar, Wood Mackenzie research director, for an open discussion of the changing natural resources landscape and its implications on women and their roles in industry.  

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Wai-Fung Thompson, Executive Vice President HR