Energy CFO, business controller, and board advisor Paula Waggoner-Aguilar published a feature article demonstrating that in the last decade, there has been an increase of women pursuing careers in the energy sector.
Data has shown that since the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of women finding jobs at energy companies is increasing, especially in renewables. Women working in affiliation with renewable energy make up 32 percent of positions globally. Of this percentage, 45 percent work in administration jobs over STEM related roles.
In comparison, women represented 19 percent of the oil and gas workforce in 2021, which is a four percent improvement since its last study in 2018. In 2022, the Center for American Progress found that women represented 25 percent of the total energy workforce, an approximately 17.2 percent increase from PWC’s findings a little over a decade before.
Due to pushes for gender diversity and inclusion from firms and institutional investors, more women now occupy board positions in energy and utility sectors. According to Seeking Alpha, “energy has a greater than average number of women on their boards,” which stands at 32 percent.
In the last decade, there has been significant achievements in promoting, supporting, and advancing women working in the energy industry. One ever-expanding company that proactively propels these goals is Women in Geothermal (WING), which is a non-profit organization that has 34 chapters across the globe.
WING’s mission is to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the geothermal community. With approximately 3,000 members across 83 countries, Eavor is a proud sponsor of WING’s initiatives. Furthermore, Eavor harnesses these core values to assist professional and intelligent women at the company.
As Waggoner-Aguilar states, achieving these goals is an endeavour that takes participation not just from women, but from everyone.
“We all did this together – the collective efforts of women and men, various organizations, various companies, institutional investors, other industry efforts, and what I call ‘the business of economic empowerment of women in energy.’ All have had a positive compounding influence in support for women in energy.”
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