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About this Symposium


Leaders in the energy industry will share success stories and identify key factors that helped in achieving goals, sometimes referred to as: right opportunities, right jobs, right skills, right training, and right attitude.

In the past decade, an increasing number of organisations have been creating networks, mentoring programmes, coaching, and developing leadership skills for employees in the workplace. Today, women represent a significant portion of the educated talent pool in most of the developed and emerging world in a broad range of industries, lead countries and companies, and hold an unprecedented amount of power in their hands and minds. The oil industry is not an exception. From field technicians, engineers, and geologists to vice presidents and presidents, women are making huge contributions to this historically male-dominated industry.


Past generations have paved the way for women to reinforce a role they have been playing all along, that of influencing a future generation of leaders and creators. Now, in more ways than ever, whether at home or the presidential office, a woman in leadership roles is not new. Women have left an undeniable impact on a history that is still in the making. Education, career opportunities, and acceptance have made it possible for women to lead countries and enterprises ranging from start-ups to fortune 500 companies, all the while running a household with all the typical responsibilities entailed.

So if the concept of female leaders isn't new, then why are we still talking about it?

Attending the "SPE Women in Leadership Symposium" will leave you thinking about:

  • The importance of keeping the conversation alive; turning aspirations into reality.
  • What is stopping more women from leading?
  • Expectations made of modern women in dual roles. How realistic are they, and how to achieve a work-life balance?
  • Gender-neutral roles. Do they even exist?
  • How others have made it; learning from challenges and success stories.

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the course attendee's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.