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Diversity & Inclusion in Oil and Gas Virtual Conference

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The oil and gas industry is in the midst of monumental disruption: fluctuating oil prices, geopolitical instability and changes to the regulatory landscape are creating ripples of uncertainty across the sector. Furthermore, the energy industry is starting to experience the effects of an ageing workforce and a widening skills gap and talent shortage as digitalization takes hold.

Oil and gas companies are refocusing their attention - and budgets - on how to meet human capital requirements for digital skills such as advanced analytics, machine learning and robotics.

The oil and gas industry has reputably been considered one of the least diverse industries; however, as companies refine their business models to focus on value-driving initiatives, they are waking up to the fact that all the above can be achieved through building a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

We bring you the first annual Diversity and Inclusion in Oil and Gas Virtual conference; this high-level event will focus on how the industry can make diversity and inclusion a boardroom priority in order to drive innovation and growth and capitalize on key opportunities to boost competitiveness.

An improved approach to diversity is not viewed as a quick fix to stabilize industry-wide disruption, but critical to the long-term survival of the sector.

The time is now for board level executives and senior management to create and invest in a diverse, enterprise-wide talent pipeline and collectively eradicate the unconscious bias currently plaguing the sector and stagnating its growth.

Just some of the topics to be discussed will include:

  • Making diversity and inclusion a boardroom priority
  • Succession planning with D&I at the forefront
  • How to implement an effective peer-to-peer mentoring program
  • Leadership development - how can oil and gas companies drive change?
  • Unconscious bias and the impact on diversity and inclusion
  • Identifying, recruiting and maintaining a diverse talent pipeline
  • How the energy sector can effectively collaborate to remove gender and race bias
  • Women on boards: addressing the board level gender-gap across the oil and gas industry
  • Pay parity across the oil and gas sector
  • The future of oil and gas and the impact of Gen Z

Who will attend Diversity and Inclusion in Oil and Gas?

  • CDOs and C-Level executives
  • Vice Presidents and Directors of:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Talent Management
    • Human Resources
  • Professionals with responsibility for:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Organization Culture
    • Leadership Development
    • Employee Engagement
    • Learning
    • Succession Planning
    • Program Managers
    • Learning and Development
    • Employee Relations
    • Talent Acquisition-Global Business, Ethics and Integrity
    • Total Rewards

COVID-19 Update

The organiser is committed to running this event responsibly, following the guidance of local, state, and national health officials. We believe in the power of live events and are determined to provide the most content-rich agenda and best networking opportunities as possible. We are working closely with the venue to create new operating procedures and policies including:
  • Depending on advice at the time, all attendees will be requested to wear masks provided by the organiser
  • Temperature checks using no-contact thermometers
  • Gloves will be provided for anyone who would like to wear them
  • Fewer attendees per table in the conference room
  • Tables spaced further apart in conference room
  • Hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the event area
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting of high touch areas
  • A medical professional will be onsite to assist and address any questions you may have
  • Signage throughout the area showing health and safety guidelines
  • Food will be individually packaged
  • Bottled and/or canned drinks will be provided
  • Designated entrances and exits, along with floor markings to direct traffic


  • Lee Jourdan, Chief Diversity Officer, Chevron
  • Cassandra Corley, Director, IT Internal Audit, ConocoPhillips
  • Evelyn Maclean, Vice President - Energy Workforce Transformation, Hess
  • Regina Mayor, Global and U.S. Head of Energy, KPMG
  • Szabolcs 'Sam' Kaldau, Director - Workforce Planning and D&I, Baker Hughes
  • Natacha Buchanan, Director, Inclusion & Diversity, Phillips 66
  • Richie Malone, Talent Acquisition Director, Americas, BP
  • Jennifer Hohman, Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Seadrill
  • John Christopher, Partner, KPMG
  • Debra Lynn Martinez, Vice President, Human Resources, EXTERRAN
  • Tamara Anderson, Manager, Talent Acquisition, Cheniere Energy
  • Dolon Gundoju, Organizational Development Consultant Sr.-Staff, Williams
  • Michele Meyer-Shipp, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, KPMG
  • Marylyn Harris, RN, MBA, Executive Director, Women Veterans Business Center
  • Alexis Pappas, Director of Energy, Alberta Blockchain Consortium
  • Jose C. Martinez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Instructional, Computer Information Systems, University of Houston
  • Adriana Gonzalez, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Latin Entrepreneurs

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Event details
Organizer : Energy Conference Network
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22047