The role of women across all industry verticals has become indispensable for global economic development. Although men have had the major share until now, women have begun gaining in the leadership race despite growing challenges in the corporate ladder and the boardroom structure.


As a prime industry driving global economies, the energy sector has also seen lower participation of women, particularly due to unfavourable working environments. To bring a shift in this norm, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral resources has been championing several initiatives to elevate the role of women in the Egyptian oil & gas sector - following which the country is experiencing a 30% surge in the number of women employees in the petroleum sector.


In line with the national objectives and vision of the leadership, since 2017, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has been driving this key initiative to recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding women in the global energy industry during the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) through the Global Equality in Energy Conference and Awards (formerly Women in Energy Conference & Awards).


Global thought leaders and advocates of equality, women empowerment, inclusion, and diversity gather during the Global Equality in Energy Conference & Awards to build an international energy community that provides equal opportunities for women, men, and people of determination.


Previous winners of the EGYPS women in energy awards include:


Become part of the discussion on fostering equality, inclusion, and diversity in the global energy industry at EGYPS 2021, visit www.egyps.com/eie