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January-February 2022

The Heat is On: How to Talk to Your Kids about Energy

The Heat is On: How to Talk to Your Kids about Energy

What do you eat for breakfast to start your day? How many switches do you flip in your house? How many devices do you charge? We all use energy every day. From the electricity in our homes, schools and offices to the fuels that power our cars and trucks, our...

Erika Symmonds, vice president of Workforce Development and Service at GRID Alternatives. Photos courtesy of GRID Alternatives.

Erika Symmonds and the Power of Encouragement

Encouragement changes lives. Erika Symmonds, vice president of Workforce Development and Service at GRID Alternatives, knows that for a fact. GRID Alternatives, founded in 2001, is America’s largest non-profit solar energy organization. With an annual operating budget of $68 million and offices across the United States, GRID Alternatives has designed...

Oilwoman Cartoon

Oilwoman Cartoon January/February 2022

Canada to Host the 2023 Oil and Gas Olympics

Canada to Host the 2023 Oil and Gas Olympics

As the world slowly tried to return to some semblance of normalcy late last year, including venturing back into international travel and in-person conferences, participants from all over the world gathered at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in Houston, Texas, in December 2021. While still more than a year...

A Day in the Life… of a Field Engineer

A Day in the Life… of a Field Engineer

4:50 a.m. The Wakeup Process – For me, this is the most difficult part of the day. I turn off my alarm but continue to lie in bed for an extra couple of minutes until the idea of the galley running out of coffee launches my eyes open. I get...

Vicki Hollub, CEO, Occidental Petroleum (OXY), USA

23rd World Petroleum Congress

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Iman Hill Speaks Up

“It’s Not the Swan Song for Oil and Gas” Iman Hill says women don’t have to pressure themselves to be “superwomen” but, in her first year as executive director of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), she certainly had to call on her own superpowers – chief...

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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...

Women-Owned Kenzen: Wear Your Safety Device, Not Your Heart, on Your Sleeve

Women-Owned Kenzen: Wear Your Safety Device, Not Your Heart, on Your Sleeve

Whether it’s a Fortune 500 company or a privately owned business, companies share a common objective: Protecting their greatest assets. In doing so, they create profitability. There have been many advancements in AI, robotics and innovations that eliminate or drastically decrease manhours. However, the greatest assets companies have are their...

Ditch the Imposter Syndrome

Ditch the Imposter Syndrome

“In the very first session of the Pinkcareers’ Incubator Leadership Development program, we discussed how women can overcome Imposter Syndrome,” I explained to Catherine Luelo, chief information officer (CIO) of the Government of Canada and ex-CIO of Air Canada. “Richa, when you figure out how to overcome Imposter Syndrome, I...

Kerrine Bryan on site at a shipyard in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2013.

Transferring Skills for a Sustainable Future

Engineer by Accident As a kid at school, I always enjoyed math and science, and at home I loved anything that involved problem solving and creativity. At that time, I didn’t know that these might be signs of a future engineer – simply because I didn’t know what an engineer...

Ogutu Okudo speaking at the World Petroleum Congress, Dec 2021.

A Strategic 50 Year Gender Blueprint

We live in a world today where discussions pertaining to gender as a prefix are almost immediately assumed to be about women’s welfare, participation and rights – a stereotype that obscures our ability to understand the way we relate to each other in different societies based on the roles and...

The B Words: 13 Words Every Woman Must Navigate for Success

The B Words: 13 Words Every Woman Must Navigate for Success

Chapter 10 – Bitches The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet. –Mohadesea Najumi Bitch: Informal, often offensive, a malicious, spiteful or overbearing woman. Informal, offensive, used as a generalized term of abuse and disparagement for a woman. Informal: Something that...

Carrie Colbert of Curate Capital: An Accidental Venture Capitalist

Carrie Colbert of Curate Capital: An Accidental Venture Capitalist

Rebecca Ponton: Please discuss what you feel is important for women to know either about founding a business or investing in another woman’s venture. Carrie Colbert: Allow me to give a little color on how I ended up here in the first place... I was raised in a small town...

Photos courtesy of Dominion Energy.

Virginia is for (Wind) Lovers

Standing more than 600 feet above the water line, 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia, are two wind turbines, the first in Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project, currently the largest offshore wind project under development in the United States. This advance team began...

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