From 2018-2020, the Egypt Petroleum Show celebrated outstanding females across the North African and Mediterranean energy industry with the Women in Energy Conference and Awards.

As we look to the future, we understand there is a necessity to cover broader issues surrounding inclusion, diversity and equality in the global energy industry and to celebrate and recognise individual and company efforts in these areas.

In alignment with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, we are delighted to announce the unveiling of the 2021 Equality in Energy Conference and Global Equality in Energy Awards which will recognise outstanding people in the global energy industry, including women, men and people of determination.

The 2021 Global Equality in Energy Awards are shaped by 5 individual categories with new dedicated entry criteria that celebrate not only women, but their male counterparts working in the fields of HR. Employers, students and young talents will also be acknowledged.

FINAL DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: THURSDAY 17 DECEMBER 2020

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This award category recognises exceptional women leaders in the global energy industry with proven leadership and project management skills, and a continuous penchant for growth and success both personally and professionally.

  • Senior female professionals with more than 15 years of work experience with at least 5 years in the energy sector
  • The nominee must be in a position of seniority for at least two years.
  • Individuals working within a company’s technical and non-technical functions can submit.
  • Entries can be made by the individual directly. Colleagues, peers or company representatives may also submit an entry on behalf of the individual.
  • Companies may nominate more than one employee/individual in this category.
  • Please do not submit your entries more than once. If multiple entries are received for the same person, the most recent entry will be considered, and older entries will be deleted.
  • Previous award winners and finalists are eligible to submit their entries for this year’s awards.
  • Awards Jury Members cannot be nominated or nominate themselves in this category.

Cover Letter (Mandatory)

The entry must include a cover letter summarising why the individual has been nominated. The cover letter must be personalised and must articulate the nominee’s journey and story. The cover letter must include information on:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including but not limited to initiatives taken to improve internal processes and business performance and processes; enhanced client and stakeholder management; value added to projects, and steps taken to contribute to the growth of the business.
  • Demonstrated mentorship initiatives including but not limited to initiatives taken to mentor and advance team members; initiatives pioneered within and outside of your organisation on advancing diversity and inclusion.

Cover letters will be accepted in two formats:

  1. Written format: You can write your entry as you’ve done in previous years. This should be 750 words or less and can be submitted as a text in the submission box or as a pdf Please do not upload your CV as the cover letter. Entries with CVs as the cover letter will be disqualified and deleted.
  2. Video format: You can also record a short video (4 minutes or less) and upload it as an attachment. Please be informed, videos longer than 4 minutes will be disqualified. Maximum file size is 200 MB.

Recommendation Letters (mandatory)

Please include at least one recommendation letter from your superiors, peers, internal stakeholders, direct reports, or clients. Accepted formats: PDFs or image files (JPG/PNG).

Other supporting documents (Optional)

  • Links to any articles, interviews or publications authored on business strategies or advancing inclusion and diversity within workplace Photos or links to industry awards or recognition received, if any

Originality and quality of the entry (10%)

While Global Equality in Energy Awards highlight professional and personal achievements, this evaluation criteria is all about how original your entry is. How are you presenting your story?

Measurable achievements and significant indicators of progress (30%)

Please highlight professional achievements within your career. Examples include starting a new business vertical or project, successfully leading an acquisition, created processes to further enhance productivity in the field, streamlining processes to increase the profitability of the business etc. Personal achievements may be included.

Mentorship initiatives (20%)

Please highlight the initiatives you’ve pioneered and led within and outside of your organisation to be an effective role model to the younger women around you. These initiatives can be within or outside of the energy sector and can include paid and voluntary mentorship initiatives.

Innovation (20%)

Please highlight how you have innovated within your role. Examples include creating/introducing a new technology or process to the business that has helped the business save time and money; thought of and implemented an out of the box idea that helped transform your division/project, amongst others.

Professional skills and job know-how (20%)

Successfully demonstrated professional skills and job know-how and has taken substantial effort in continuously upgrading this knowledge. This can include information on courses undertaken, and articles and publications authored.

Please note, this is not restricted to technical field know-how only. This can include your learning and development within your job function as HR, finance, administration, IT, engineering, and daily operational processes.

Leaders from the HR department can either submit their entries in this category or in the HR Champion of the Year category.

Please note:

  • This is a yearly award. Therefore, submitted information must focus on achievements between 2019 – 2020. While older achievements may be included to give a background to the story, it cannot be the focus of the entry.
  • Recommendation letters submitted older than the above-mentioned dateline will not be considered.
  • Do not upload your CVs. CVs are not considered as award entries and will be disqualified.
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NEX-GEN FEMALE OF THE YEAR
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This award category recognises high performing individuals from the global energy industry with demonstrated potential for being a future leader within the business.

  • Female professionals from with less than 15 years of work experience in the energy sector.
  • Nominees must be between the age of 20-35 years and must hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates who are pursuing a PhD or master’s degree and working simultaneously can choose to submit their entry in either Nex-Gen Female of the Year or STEM Star of the Year category. Please do not submit your entry in both categories.
  • Individuals working within company’s technical and non-technical functions can submit their entry for this category.
  • Entries can be made by the individual directly. Colleagues, peers or company representatives may also submit an entry on behalf of the individual.
  • Companies may nominate more than one employee/individual in this category.
  • Please do not submit your entries more than once. If multiple entries are received, the most recent entry will be considered, and the older entries will be deleted.
  • Previous award winners and finalists are eligible to submit their entries for this year’s awards.
  • Awards Jury Members cannot be nominated or nominate themselves in this category.

Identity proof in support of the nominee’s age, and a copy of the degree (Mandatory)

Cover Letter (Mandatory)

The entry must include a cover letter summarising why the individual has been nominated. The cover letter must be personalised and must articulate the nominee’s journey and story. The cover letter must include information on:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including but not limited to initiatives taken within projects allocated, and day-to-day operations
  • Initiatives taken within the workplace to demonstrate peer-to-peer learning and mentorship
  • Successfully demonstrated sound professional knowledge pertaining to your role and operational expertise

Cover letters will be accepted in two formats:

  1. Written format: You can write your entry as you’ve done in previous years. This should be 750 words or less, and can be submitted as a text in the submission box or as a pdf attachment
  2. Video format: You can also record a short video (4 minutes or less) and upload it as an attachment. Please be informed, videos longer than 4 minutes will be disqualified. Maximum file size is 200 MB.

Other supporting documents (Optional)

  • Recommendation letters from clients, internal stakeholders, direct reports, and peers
  • Links to any articles or publications authored on advancing inclusion and diversity within workplace Photos or links to industry awards or recognition received, if any

Originality and quality of the entry (10%)

While Global Equality in Energy Awards highlight professional and personal achievements, this evaluation criteria is all about how original your entry is. How are you presenting your story?

Measurable achievements and significant indicators of progress (30%)

Please highlight professional achievements within your career. Examples include demonstrated ability to work in unplanned situations; end-to-end project management of new ideas to improve business performance, etc. Personal achievements may be included.

Leadership skills (30%)

Please highlight initiatives taken or led that display exemplary leadership skills. This could include leading a project alongside your line manager; mentoring colleagues and new employees; thinking out of the box and providing an implementable solution in a situation of crisis, amongst others.

Professional skills and job know-how (30%)

Successfully demonstrated professional skills and job know-how and has taken substantial effort in continuously upgrading this knowledge. This can include information on courses undertaken, and articles and publications authored, or speaking engagements at international conferences. 

Please note, this is not restricted to technical field know-how only. This can include your learning and development within your job function as HR, finance, administration, IT, engineering, and daily operational processes.

Please note:

  • This is a yearly award. Therefore, submitted information must focus on achievements between 2019 - 2020. While older achievements may be included to give a background to the story, it cannot be the focus of the entry.
  • Recommendation letters submitted older than the above-mentioned dateline will not be considered.
  • Do not upload your CVs. CVs are not considered as award entries and will be disqualified.
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This award category recognises high potential female students from across the globe who are currently pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with an active interest to pursue a career in the energy sector.

  • Female students between the age of 18-30 years and currently pursuing a degree in STEM subjects (Undergraduate or Postgraduate including PhD).
  • Nominees must be pursuing a degree while applying for this Award. Therefore, only an existing student can apply.
  • Note: Candidates pursuing a PhD/Masters and working simultaneously can choose to submit their entry in either STEM Star of the Year or Nex-Gen Female of the Year category. Please do not submit your entry in both categories as only one will be considered and other will be deleted.
  • Entries can be made by the individual directly. University representatives may also submit an entry on behalf of the individual.
  • Universities may nominate more than one student in this category.
  • Please do not submit your entries more than once. If multiple entries are received, the most recent entry will be considered, and older entries will be deleted.
  • Previous award winners and finalists are eligible to submit their entries for this year’s awards.
  • Awards Jury Members cannot be nominated or nominate themselves in this category.

Identity proof in support of the professional’s age, and a copy of the university admission card (Mandatory)

Cover Letter (Mandatory)

The entry must include a cover letter summarising why the individual has been nominated. The cover letter must be personalised and must articulate the nominee’s journey and story. The cover letter must include information on:

  • Research & Development projects undertaken and how the nominee has displayed potential in these projects.
  • Initiatives taken within the university to demonstrate peer-to-peer learning and mentorship.
  • Explain your interest in the energy sector and how do you expect to contribute as a member of the workforce.

Cover letters will be accepted in two formats:

  1. Written format: You can write your entry as you’ve done in previous years. This should be 750 words or less, and can be submitted as a text in the submission box or as a pdf attachment
  2. Video format: You can also record a short video (4 minutes or less) and upload it as an attachment. Please be informed, videos longer than 4 minutes will be disqualified. Maximum file size is 200 MB.

Other supporting documents (Optional)

  • Recommendation letters from clients, internal stakeholders, direct reports, and peers
  • Links to any articles or publications authored on advancing inclusion and diversity within workplace Photos or links to industry awards or recognition received, if any

Originality and quality of the entry (30%)

While Global Equality in Energy Awards highlight professional and personal achievements, this evaluation criteria is all about how original your entry is. How are you presenting your story?

Measurable achievements and significant indicators of progress (40%)

Please highlight your academic achievements. These could be related to your course and/or extra-curricular initiatives taken at the University. If you have recently undertaken an internship, any significant achievements during that time may also be included.

Research and Development, and industry know-how (30%)

Please highlight your research and development projects and/or thesis. Projects included within the entry must have a direct or indirect impact on the energy sector. The geographical focus of the impact can be regional or international.

Please note:

  • This is a yearly award. Therefore, submitted information must focus on achievements between 2019 - 2020. While older achievements may be included to give a background to the story, it cannot be the focus of the entry.
  • Recommendation letters submitted older than the above-mentioned dateline will not be considered.

Do not upload your CVs. CVs are not considered as award entries and will be disqualified.

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This award category recognises female and male HR executives within the global energy industry who have spearheaded inclusion, diversity and equality initiatives in their businesses.

  • This award category is open to both women and men.
  • HR professionals with more than 8 years of work experience in the energy sector. Nominees with less than 8 years in the energy industry should have a total experience (which includes experience in other industries) of 12 years.
  • Nominees must be currently working in the energy industry.
  • Entries can be made by the individual directly. Colleagues, peers or company representatives may also submit an entry on behalf of the individual.
  • Companies may nominate more than one employee/individual in this category.
  • Please do not submit your entries more than once. If multiple entries are received, the most recent entry will be considered, and the older entries will be deleted.
  • Previous award winners and finalists are eligible to submit their entries for this year’s awards.
  • Awards Jury Members cannot be nominated or nominate themselves in this category.

Cover Letter (Mandatory)

The entry must include a cover letter summarising why the individual has been nominated. The cover letter must be personalised and must articulate the nominee’s journey and story. The cover letter must include information on:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including but not limited to initiatives taken to enhance HR policies within your business, employee engagement activities, innovative recruitment strategies, and day-to-day operations.
  • Successfully demonstrated sound professional knowledge pertaining to your role and operational expertise. 

Cover letters will be accepted in two formats:

  1. Written format: You can write your entry as you’ve done in previous years. This should be 750 words or less, and can be submitted as a text in the submission box or as a pdf attachment
  2. Video format: You can also record a short video (4 minutes or less) and upload it as an attachment. Please be informed, videos longer than 4 minutes will be disqualified. Maximum file size is 200 MB.

Recommendation Letters (mandatory)

Please include at least one recommendation letter from your superiors, peers, internal stakeholders, direct reports, and clients. Accepted formats: PDFs or image files (JPG/PNG).

Other supporting documents (Optional)

  • Links to any articles, interviews, reports or publications authored on championing inclusion and diversity initiatives within your business
  • Photos or links to industry awards or recognition received, if any.

Originality and quality of the entry (10%)

While Global Equality in Energy Awards highlight professional and personal achievements, this evaluation criteria is all about how original your entry is. How are you presenting your story?

Measurable achievements and significant indicators of progress (40%)

Please highlight professional achievements within your career. Examples include spearheading gender equality or inclusion projects within your business, monitored and proposed current and future human capital requirements, implemented novel recruitment and retention policies, identified and proposed strategies to optimise employee performance, etc. Personal achievements may be included.

Innovation (30%)

Please highlight how you have innovated within your role. Examples include creating/introducing a new technology/software or process to the business that has increased employee productivity; thought of and implemented an out-of-the-box idea that helped reduce wage gaps, enhanced employee satisfaction and retention, amongst others. 

Professional skills and job know-how (20%)

Successfully demonstrated professional skills and job know-how and has taken substantial effort in continuously upgrading this knowledge. This can include information on courses undertaken, and articles and publications authored.

Please note, this is not restricted to technical field know-how only. This can include your learning and development within your job function.

Please note:

  • This is a yearly award. Therefore, submitted information must focus on achievements between 2019 – 2020. While older achievements may be included to give a background to the story, it cannot be the focus of the entry.
  • Recommendation letters submitted older than the above-mentioned dateline will not be considered
  • Do not upload your CVs. CVs are not considered as award entries and will be disqualified.
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EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CHAMPIONING INCLUSION, DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY
SPONSORED BY:
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This award category recognises a global energy company fostering an inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity working culture within its business operations.

  • Energy companies with active operations for at least three years in the region where they are submitting from
  • Entries can be submitted by government entities, NOCs, IOCs, service providers, OEMs, renewable energy producers, refineries and petrochemical companies, technology and solution providers, and any business working within the energy sector
  • Entries to be submitted by a company representative. One company can enter one entry only
  • Joint ventures, subsidiaries, merged and/or acquired companies with separate brand presence from the parent company, and separate inclusion and diversity initiatives may submit a separate entry
  • Please do not submit your entries more than once. If multiple entries are received, the most recent entry will be considered and older entries will be deleted
  • Previous award winners and finalists are eligible to submit their entries for this year’s awards
  • Companies represented on the Awards Jury may submit their entries for this category

Powerpoint Presentation (Mandatory)

The entry must include a supporting presentation summarising why the organisation is submitting an entry for this award category. Please click here to download the presentation template. It must articulate the business’ journey and story in promoting inclusion, diversity and equality in the energy industry. It must also include information on key initiatives and projects exclusive to the energy industry including but not limited to:

  • Establishment and/or successful running of In-house Women’s Networks
  • Initiatives taken to promote ethnic diversity including hiring of minorities, people with disabilities, and refugees
  • Initiatives taken to mentor and advance women in their roles, progressing their career and skill-sets within the business
  • Initiatives taken to create equal job opportunities and close the pay gap between genders
  • Initiatives taken to bring women back into the workforce post career breaks
  • Inclusion, diversity and equality policies, training and awareness programmes initiated and successfully run for at least two years
  • Measures taken to mentor employees across all levels of the business (technical and non-technical functions)
  • Formulated innovative strategies to remove unintentional bias in the recruitment, retention and career advancement programmes
  • Programmes launched in collaboration with academia (universities and schools) to encourage students to join the energy industry CSR initiatives, if any

Other supporting documents (Optional)

  • Recommendation letters from business stakeholders, and/or clients supporting the company’s case on inclusion, diversity and equality initiatives
  • Internal surveys and reports that shed more light on your inclusion, diversity and equality initiatives
  • Links to any articles or publications authored by a current member of the business on the business’ initiatives in fostering inclusion, diversity and equality
  • Photos or links to industry awards or recognition received by the company, if any

 

Originality and quality of the entry (20%)

This evaluation criteria is all about how original your entry is. How are you presenting your company’s journey in achieving your inclusion, diversity and equality goals?

Measurable achievements and significant indicators of progress (50%)

Measurable achievements and impact of initiatives taken by the business to foster inclusion, diversity and equality. Examples include but not limited to bridging the gender and wage gap; flexibility programmes offered to working women and mothers; initiatives taken to get more female engineers in the field; programmes launched and run successfully to include equal opportunities for people with disabilities in the business; hiring ethnic minorities and refugees; creating effective gender-neutral mentoring programmes, amongst others.

Please ensure you highlight the progress made within the business after starting the initiatives. Initiatives will be evaluated based on implementation and impact of the initiatives. The aim is quality rather than quantity

Innovation (30%)

Please highlight how your inclusion, diversity and equality initiatives are innovative and different from other companies. Initiatives highlighted could be implemented at any particular global office or across all locations. Examples include novel recruitment strategies in specific locations to encourage participation of minorities, and people of determination; community initiatives to promote equality, inclusion and diversity, amongst others.

Please note:

This is a yearly award. Therefore, submitted information must focus on achievements between 2019 - 2020. While older achievements may be included to give a background to the story, it cannot be the focus of the entry.

Recommendation letters submitted older than the above-mentioned dateline will not be considered

Do not upload your CVs. CVs are not considered as award entries and will be disqualified.

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