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WPC launches largest global survey on women in the oil and gas industry

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With women making up only 20% of the industry workforce and nearly half the skilled professionals in oil and gas about to retire in the next 5 - 7 years during the big crew change, companies will need to make it a business imperative to reach out and secure the other 50% of the talent pool.

As part of a long-term study on “Promoting Women: A strategic approach to Gender Equality in Oil and Gas”, the World Petroleum Council and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), are aiming to put together a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities for Women in Oil & Gas and define a set of actionable recommendations to help close the talent gap in the industry.

The organisers are inviting all industry professionals – male and female – to share their views in an in-depth survey of industry practices and preparedness for attracting and retaining female talent in the industry. With only ten minutes needed to complete it, and five language options, the survey will provide an insight into the current status of gender equality in the oil and gas sector around the world and help identify what has worked well so far in closing the gender gap and what more needs to happen to create gender equality.

The survey outcomes will form a reference report for the industry to put gender equality on the strategic agenda to close the talent gap. The final report will be presented to the over 5000 oil and gas executives at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul in July 2017.

To participate in the survey, click here.

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