Shell Egypt was an active participant in the third edition of She is Energy, held under the auspices of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla, with the aim of promoting and encouraging gender equality as well as highlighting the role of women in the energy sector. Shell’s participation is a reflection of its strategy aimed at promoting women’s inclusion and overcoming obstacles that women may face in their careers.
During the event, Shell’s Planning Manager for Integrated Gas, Renewables & Energy Solutions Sally Kenawy won the Inspire Award in recognition of extraordinary efforts since assuming her position at Shell to become an inspiring female role model for women.
This is in addition to the participation of Shell Egypt’s Commercial General Manager Dalia El Gabry in a dialogue session discussing the most important practices and procedures that support women’s representation in companies and the energy sector. El Gabry was also honored for her active participation in the conference.
For his part, Shell Egypt’s Vice President and Country Chair Khaled Kacem said: “There is still more that can be done to empower women and expand their role within society, and this is where the role of companies and organizations comes in to support them by adopting practices that apply fair treatment between genders in the work environment. In Shell Egypt, we work hard to empower and support women at various levels, as the percentage of female representation in the company reached 33% in leadership positions and 25% on the company level as a whole.”
El Gabry also said, “I always feel happy when I see this type of forum that honors the efforts of women in general, and in the energy sector in particular, which has always been dominated by men only. Egyptian women have proven their worth because of their outstanding performance in the field of energy in recent years, until it was able to break the stereotype that accompanied the business of the energy and gas sector.”
Commenting on winning the Inspire Award, Kenawy said, “I am happy to receive this award, which is a culmination of the efforts I have made throughout my career. This was possible through having the passion and ambition to accomplish the greatest possible achievement, not only in a personal capacity but also as an Egyptian woman working in a sector in which it is not uncommon to see a female role model. This journey full of achievements was the result of the strong support I received from Shell, which believed in my abilities and capabilities throughout my professional career, in addition to the support and guidance I received on the family and personal levels as well. This award is the best proof that Egyptian women have huge potential and can develop all sectors of society.”
Shell also won two awards this month during the activities of the Egyptian Women’s Summit Shell Egypt’s Vice President and Country Chair Khaled Kacem was given the CEO’s Award for Gender Equality and Chairwoman and Managing Director of Shell Lubricants Egypt Amal El-Sheikh was chosen as one of the 50 most influential women in the business community.