The third edition of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2019) was closed on Wednesday February 13 with the Women in Energy Awards, which recognized the continuous effort towards gender parity in the oil and gas sector, Egypt Oil & Gas reported.

The awards were divided into four categories. The Women in Leadership Award, addressed to women with successful corporate careers and significant contribution to the industry, was awarded to Azza Kamel, Chairman Assistant for Exploration at Wasco Petroleum Company.

The Nex-Gen Female of the Year Award, which honors the contributions of young and upcoming future leaders, was awarded to Sara Mansour, Instrumentation and Control Engineer at Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO).

New for the 2019 edition, the  STEM Star of the Year Award, which acknowledges high-potential Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) female university students with an interest in becoming future oil and gas leaders, was awarded to Nadine El Tanahy from the American University in Cairo (AUC).

The awards ceremony was concluded with the Employer of the Year Championing Inclusion and Diversity Award, which celebrated regional oil and gas companies that promote gender diversity and inclusion within the sector, and was won by ExxonMobil.