Schlumberger Egypt held its annual International Women’s Day ceremony through a special virtual event to promote and empower women in the oil and gas industry.

The event kicked off with a speech from Karim Badawi, Managing Director of Schlumberger Egypt and East Mediterranean, and was attended by the company’s employees while featuring more female presence to make a special thanks to all women in the company.

In his speech, Badawi underlined “Schlumberger’s commitment in fostering an environment which enables growth opportunities for women in Egypt and around the world.”

He also highlighted that Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla focuses on diversity and empowers women in leadership and this prevailed in having a full dedicated day for women in Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS).

Meanwhile, Leila Hamza, Schlumberger’s Diversity, Recruiting, and Learning Manager said “In 2020, we had improvement of 8% Year-on-Year (YoY) compared to 2019 in gender balance, even in our senior leadership positions, in our appointments across the world, we reached 30% increase on our senior leadership positions held by women.”

A segment of the ceremony was dedicated to present special recognition by the EUG project managers Mohamed Radwan, and Ahmed Sameh to the women behind Egypt Upstream Gateway (EUG).

The recognition was followed by keynote speeches delivered by Dawlat Hashem, EGAS Assistant Chairman for Communications and Information Technology, and Inas Osman, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) Assistant CEO for Information Technology.

Finally, the event was concluded with an engagement activity and games in which participants, divided into groups sharing their experiences, challenges, and contributions.