Oilwoman Magazine

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief (January-February 2022)

Happy new year! We hope that everyone has come back from the holidays rested and refreshed. Here at OILWOMAN, we are still celebrating the success of our first year of publication. As we all know, 2021 was another year of learning to adjust and adapt due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as uncertain market conditions; however, I can truly say that putting out the magazine was one of the bright spots in the year. Looking back, I am proud of what we were able to accomplish under the circumstances. We told so many stories of the incredible women who power our industry and shared their voices with a wider audience.

Even though women make up only 22 percent of the energy industry, there are still so many more stories to tell and in 2022 we look forward to doing just that. We kick off the new year and this issue by talking to Iman Hill, the executive director of the International Association of Oil and Gas producers (IOGP), who spent most of her first year in the role leading the organization virtually. She was able to do so successfully, she says, by “being conscious and understanding my purpose… because energy follows purpose.”

As part of our purpose at OILWOMAN (and its longstanding partner publication, OILMAN), publisher Emanuel Sullivan will be debuting a new quarterly publication called ENERGIES MAGAZINE, as we first mentioned in November/December. Starting in Spring (March) we look forward to having a dedicated publication to cover renewables and alternative forms of energy and the men and women who power those industries, as we move toward a future powered by all forms of energy.   

As we go into this new year, seeking our purpose, let’s follow Iman Hill’s words of wisdom and remember that energy follows purpose.

Wishing you all the best in 2022!

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Rebecca Ponton has been a journalist for 25+ years and is also a petroleum landman. Her book, Breaking the GAS Ceiling: Women in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (Modern History Press), was released in May 2019. For more info, go to www.breakingthegasceiling.com.

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