In a sphere known more for its drilling rigs, pipelines, and technology advancements, the energy sector is now breaking new ground in a different arena: diversity, equity and inclusion. The spotlight is on DE&I in Energy, the industry’s pioneering podcast, championing the way forward in creating a more inclusive workforce.
Founded under the expansive wings of the Oil and Gas Global Network (OGGN), DE&I in Energy is setting a brisk pace, captivating an audience of three million worldwide listeners with its refreshing take on DE&I within the energy sector. Spearheaded by the dynamic Kym Ali, the podcast has swiftly become an educational lighthouse for those keen on implementing and enhancing DE&I practices in their organizations.
Kym Ali isn’t your typical host – she brings a world of experience, quite literally, having lived in the Middle East and journeyed through 66 countries. This diverse tapestry of cultural experiences is the cornerstone of her incisive understanding of diversity and inclusion. It is this perspective that makes DE&I in Energy an inviting space for listeners, fostering an environment that respects all voices and perspectives.
In every episode, Ali facilitates insightful dialogues with leaders from industry stalwarts, such as Schlumberger (SLB), Baker Hughes and the American Petroleum Institute (API). The podcast peels back the layers of the DE&I journey, probing the triumphs, acknowledging the hurdles, and bringing to the forefront practical DE&I strategies to cultivate a more inclusive workforce.
DE&I in Energy isn’t just a platform for listening; it’s a community for learning and sharing. If you are on the lookout for actionable DE&I tips or have a unique success story to inspire others, Kym Ali and the DE&I in Energy podcast extend an open invitation to join their growing band of listeners and contributors.
What makes this podcast even more compelling is its backing by OGGN, the world’s first, largest, and most-listened-to network of oil, gas and energy podcasts. OGGN has been instrumental in turning its podcast into a platform for industry pioneers, entrepreneurs and trailblazers to voice their opinions, exchange ideas and inspire listeners with their stories.
DE&I in Energy is more than a podcast; it’s a movement, driving a fundamental shift in the energy industry’s approach to diversity, equity and inclusion. As Kym Ali and DE&I in Energy continue to drive this change, they are demonstrating to the industry that diversity isn’t just a box to check; it’s a vital tool for innovation, progress and sustainable growth.
Tune in to DE&I in Energy, the energy industry’s first DE&I podcast. Experience insightful conversations, acquire practical DE&I strategies, and be part of a community that’s shaping a more inclusive future for the energy industry.
Kym Ali, MSN, RN, is the host of the DE&I in Energy podcast. She is a LinkedIn collaborative article contributor for Workplace Culture and Fostering Inclusion, a BOW Collective “Start Her Scale Her” member, and has been featured on FOX, CBS, NBC, and in Scripps News (formerly Newsy) and Ebony Magazine, among others.
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