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Women in Industry 

The 24th edition of the World Petroleum Congress held in Calgary, Alberta on September 17 – 21, 2023 will act as a bridge between the traditional energy sector and a more carbon-neutral industry over the next 25 five years. A key sustainability and social responsibility pillar in this edition of the Congress is the inclusion and promotion of Women in Industry.

The percentage of women working in the oil and gas industry remains unchanged at 22%, the same level reported in 2017. By actively ensuring Women in Industry have a role at the 24th World Petroleum Congress, we are doing our part to increase that number.

When you attend the 24th World Petroleum Congress in 2023, you can expect:

BCG's Untapped Reserves 

The World Petroleum Council (WPC) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have an ongoing partnership to provide an assessment of diversity and inclusion in the oil and gas industry. The report, titled “Untapped Reserves: Promoting Gender Balance in Oil and Gas” goes further and considers issues around diversity and inclusion more broadly, expanding the definition of diversity beyond gender and beginning to acknowledge the importance of equity.

BCG’s “Untapped Reserves: Promoting Gender Balance in Oil and Gas” 3.0 will be launched at the 24th World Petroleum Congress in Calgary, Alberta.

Review the previous two reports here:

Women in Industry WPC Pavilion

In the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Pavilion, Women in Industry will have a networking space, with lounge furniture, a coffee bar and charging station for all participants to relax, recharge and network with women and allies.

As part of the space, a central stage will host programming from Women in Industry Leaders, Future Leaders, Indigenous Leaders, and Sustainability and Social Responsibility Leaders.

Stay tuned for the Pavilion schedule!

Diversity and Inclusion in the Energy Sector Award

The WPC Excellence Awards recognizes companies, institutions, and/or any public or private organizations engaged in the oil and gas industry for promoting or operating with high excellence standards.

This year, a new award has been announced as part of the WPC Excellence Awards – the Diversity and Inclusion in the Energy Sector Award! This Award is to recognize an organization that has gone above and beyond to role model effective diversity and inclusion practices, policies, and representation on their Board and in their C-Suite.

Key Dates:

  • Award Submissions are accepted until March 17, 2023.
  • Finalists will be announced June 19, 2023.

Women in STEM Content

There continues to be an underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related careers. The 24th World Petroleum Congress will offer programming dedicated to highlighting female role models in STEM and pathways for engagement to drive more women and girls into STEM-related careers.

Women’s Breakfast on Sunday, September 17,  2023

The Women’s Breakfast brings women and men in the energy industry together for networking and important discussions on the development and advancement of women into leadership roles. 

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