EGYPS WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE
The need to strategically drive gender parity in the global energy sector is critical and pressing.
The EGYPS 2017 Women In Energy Conference will facilitate and propel the discussion to create an action plan for driving more opportunities for female engineers and professionals in the Egyptian and North African energy sector.
Women In Energy Sessions
REGISTRATION AND COFFEE COFFEE AND NETWORKING WELCOME
09:05 OPENING REMARKS BY MASTER OF CEREMONIESSara Salem
Head of Conferences and Exhibitions Department Technical Office, Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt
09:15 OPENING AND KEYNOTE ADDRESSHis Excellency, Tarek El Molla
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt
9:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY WOMEN IN ENERGY AMBASSADOR
Panelists:Amira El Mazni
Vice Chairman, Gas Regulatory Affairs, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)
9:45 BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN POLICIES FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION
Panelists:Her Excellency, Ghada Waly
Minister of Social Solidarity, ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT Her Excellency, Dr Sahar Nasr
Minister of International Cooperation, ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT Her Excellency, Nabila Makram
Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs, ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
Generating equal opportunities for women is not just a global priority but also part of Egypt’s national agenda for continued economic development. This imperative goal of the Egyptian government forms the core of our Ministerial panel’s discussion where we delve into topics such as:
- Whilst there are a growing number of commendable initiatives, research studies and policies that governments have devised, are these adequate to drive the agenda in reality? How is the government strategically bridging the gap between policy for gender parity and its implementation across the oil and gas sector? What are the metrics being used to access success?
- How can the Egyptian youth be involved in gender disparity related challenges particularly in their workplace? Is there enough training for young oil and gas professionals entering the industry on the importance and relevance of achieving gender parity at the beginning of their careers?
- Dissecting Egypt’s economic reforms from foreign direct investments to innovative investment policies with Egypt’s first female Investment Minister at the helm
- How can Egyptian oil and gas industry expats contribute to the discussion on gender equality initiatives both globally and within Egypt?
10:30 WOMEN IN C-SUITE AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS: TODAY’S REALITY OR A DISTANT DREAM?Her Excellency Fatima Al Jaber
Board Member, Al Jaber Group Marwa El Hakeem
Commercial and Negotiation Manager, IEOC PRODUCTION B.V. - EGYPT BRANCH Sana Bardawil
General Manager External Relations, Middle East and North Africa, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL Helen Poulsen
Gender Adviser MENA Region, UK GOVERNMENT
The global energy sector, with 20% of its workforce being women, has always been criticised for having poor representation of female talent in its workforce.
Globally, NOCs and IOCs continue to follow the same hiring trend in the C-Suite and Executive Leadership positions resulting in gender disparity in at the topmost level. In this quest of generating equal opportunities for women, we discuss:
- DEFINING A CAREER PATH: Are you drafting and defining a career path for your employees? Understand how career paths empower employees into achieving their potential and productivity which ultimately benefits your company.
- THE LEADERSHIP GENE: How can we move beyond the ‘one-size-fits-all’ method of leadership training and develop the leadership gene in our female talent? How can we utilise leadership qualifications of our female talent? How can we drive and enable them into achieving leadership positions? Are there equal ‘on the job’ training opportunities for women in comparison to their male colleagues to learn business strategy and financial planning?
- C-SUITE TO THE BOARD: How can we enable a better female representation at Board Level? What are the steps women must take to join the board at an oil and gas company?
- QUOTAS VS MERIT: Are quotas beneficial in driving equal opportunities for female employees or do quotas quell talent and restrain achieving opportunities on merit?
11:15 LEADERSHIP IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRYAmira El Mazni
Vice Chairman, Gas Regulatory Affairs, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) Hatem Soliman
President, Middle East & Asia-Pacific, SCHULMBERGER
The energy sector is constantly growing and integrating more and more women within the industry who are successfully pursuing their aspirations. In this live on-stage interview we hear on topics including:
- A day in the life of the interviewee – what a typical day in the office includes and insights into how women are actively contributing to the development of the energy sector as global and domestic energy demands increase
- Their professional journey, and what it takes to achieve success in this dynamic and ever changing industry
- Their advice for women pursuing their aspirations within the industry and why they should never give up
- Future opportunities for women in STEM fields and how we can encourage more women to pursue STEM education
12:00 UNCONVENTIONAL WOMEN: THE ACTIVE AND REAL ROLE WOMEN PLAY IN THE FIELDAliaa-Ezz-El-Din
Field Engineer II Well Bore Intervention Group, BAKER HUGHES Nicole M. Deyell
Vice President, Reservoir Development Regions, Upstream Production, BP Milly Tornaghi
Vice President Exploration, EDISON SPA Osama Halim
Egypt Area Manager, HALLIBURTON
From onsite reservoir engineers to technical experts, women are expanding their horizons when it comes to career choices.
- Conventionally known to be an industry for male engineers; has the oil and gas industry finally progressed from its stereotype?
- How can we encourage more women to pursue STEM related degrees and provide them with equal opportunities in both scientific and technical arenas?
- In both Egypt and the Mediterranean a large number of E&P projects are located in remote onshore and offshore sites which today, remain mainly male dominated. An aerial perspective of current opportunities for female engineers to excel in such remote onshore and offshore locations. Is the energy sector ready for female engineers working full time on such onshore and offshore structures?
- Comprehending the need for flexibility programmes at workplace and how such programmes enable employees to excel at their jobs
- Analysing female engineer drop-outs, their causes and consequences, and how companies and governments can help increase retention
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
14:00 BEYOND THE OIL RIGS: WOMEN IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRYLynne Lachenmyer
Corporate Vice President for Safety Security Health & Environment, EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION Hala Alshawarby
HR Director, TOTAL EGYPT
Whilst there is a lot of discussion around women going to the oil fields as engineers and technical personnel, the numbers around women in the refining and petrochemical sector are much less than women in the upstream sector.
In this discussion, we explore technical opportunities for women in the downstream sector, and how women can excel in the plant and across the entire hydrocarbon value chain.
14:45 EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN OIL AND GAS LEADERSHIPEmma Delany
Regional President Mauritania and Senegal, BP Hinda Gharbi
Wireline President , SCHLUMBERGER Dalia Elgabry
Finance Manager, SHELL
The energy sector requires sharp, analytical and resilient leaders who can manage through rapid change and volatile markets while ensuring both - innovation and sustainable growth.
As such, emotional intelligence, the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships and situations judiciously and empathetically, is increasingly understood to be the key to success, and may be even more critical in technical industries.
In this panel, industry executives share their perspective on the connection between emotional intelligence and effective leadership, and its importance for individuals in the energy sector, while working in teams, and when leading an organisation.
15:30 EGYPT’S 2016-2021 MODERNISATION PROGRAMMEAzza Serry
CEO Deputy Assistant Operations and Quality Control, EGYPTIAN GENERAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (EGPC) Maha Attia
General Manager Technical Office, RO Leader, Modernisation Programme , Ministry of Petroleum & Minerals
Egypt’s 2021 modernisation programme has been established to unlock the oil and gas sectors full value chain potential as a growth and a sustainable development engine for Egypt.
Comprising 6 key pillars; investment attraction, sector structure reform, people agenda, downstream performance, upstream performance and regional oil and gas hub strategy. In this interview, we hear how the programme is progressing, the opportunities it presents and how female engineers and managers can get involved and help contribute.
EGYPS Review and Closing Discussion
CLOSING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF EGYPS WOMEN IN ENERGY CONFERENCE