First Egypt’s Women in Energy Network was inaugurated in an event that witnessed the participation of women from across the energy spectrum – from oil and gas to renewables, international oil companies to JVs, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy. It also involved both young and senior professionals. The event witnessed the participation of prominent figures from the energy sector who expressed their full support for the new network and hailed the efforts behind it.
The network is supported by Egypt Oil & Gas and is part of the EOG Committee with the full alignment and support of H.E. Tarek El Molla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
“Today we celebrate the inauguration of Egypt’s 1st Women in Energy Network as part of the Egypt Oil and Gas Committee. I believe women in our sector always add exceptional power and creativity that can lead to better reality in all domains,” said Mohamed Fouad, Co-Chairman of the Egypt Oil and Gas Committee, and CEO at Egypt Oil and Gas during the inaugural event.
Egypt’s Women in Energy Network was set up to connect women across the energy industry in Egypt with an aim to create a vibrant platform that inspires and supports women, from fresh graduates to senior leaders, on their career journeys in energy.
It also aims to connect women from across the energy value chain, in public and private sectors, from energy sourcing to power generation and distribution, to help them achieve their full potential.
In her remarks during the event, Eleanor Rowley, Managing Director at Capricorn Energy and the Co-Founder of the Network, indicated that “It’s time to have Egypt’s own Women in Energy network, to connect women across the energy value chain, and inspire and support them on their career journeys.”
In his welcoming remarks, David Chi, Chairman of the Egypt Oil and Gas Committee, and Region Vice President, Apache Corporation and General Manager, emphasized the Women’s vital role in the energy sector to keep providing reliable and affordable resources.
Denisse Abudinen, Co-Founder of the Network, and Chief Executive ENAP Sipetrol, Managing Director ENAP Sipetrol Egypt Branch, stated that the network will work for “empowering women through different initiatives: connecting, developing & Informing.”
In her speech, Layla El Hares, Co-Founder of the Network and Managing Director at Siemens Energy, stated that “Egyptian women represent unexploited resources that could change the outlook of Egyptian economy if their full potential is realized. That’s why this initiative is important, we want to create a community that will foster the retention and development of women in the energy sector.”
The event also witnessed several interesting presentations by key figure women from Egypt and abroad.