Women For Natural Gas

Herstory

1946

1946

Canadian oil company, Imperial Oil started hiring women as surveyors in Alberta and as researchers in its laboratories.

1970

1974

1974

Women started working in the offshore rigs seeing many benefits, including great pay.

1988

1988

Donna Fitzpatrick became the first female Under Secretary of Energy following her service as Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy.

1993

1993

Hazel O’Leary becomes the first woman Secretary of Energy, a former executive of the natural gas distributor Northern States Power Company.

Hazel O’Leary

2004
2005

2005

2005

Margaret McMillan became the first woman to be inducted into the Offshore Energy Center’s Hall of Fame for her outstanding innovation in advancing offshore safety.

2011

2011

Ogutu Okudo founded Women in Energy & Extractives (WEX Africa) to empower women in the energy field.

2012

2012

There were nearly 78,400 women working in the industry—an increase of 29,500 in just seven years.

2016

2016

2016

Vicki Hollub, a 33-year veteran of Occidental Petroleum, became the first female CEO of a major American energy company. 

 

2019

2019

Women account for 15% of the total oil and natural gas workforce–compared to 47% in the whole US. But the industry is working to fix that – you can help grow that percentage.

2030

2030

Women are expected to account for 185,000 new jobs in oil and gas.

1946

Canadian oil company, Imperial Oil started hiring women as surveyors in Alberta and as researchers in its laboratories.

1946

1974

1974

Women started working in the offshore rigs seeing many benefits, including great pay.

1970

1988

Donna Fitzpatrick became the first female Under Secretary of Energy following her service as Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy.

1988

1993

Hazel O’Leary becomes the first woman Secretary of Energy, a former executive of the natural gas distributor Northern States Power Company.

Hazel O’Leary

1993
2004

2005

2005

Margaret McMillan became the first woman to be inducted into the Offshore Energy Center’s Hall of Fame for her outstanding innovation in advancing offshore safety.

2005

2011

Ogutu Okudo founded Women in Energy & Extractives (WEX Africa) to empower women in the energy field.

2011

2012

There were nearly 78,400 women working in the industry—an increase of 29,500 in just seven years.

2012

2016

2016

Vicki Hollub, a 33-year veteran of Occidental Petroleum, became the first female CEO of a major American energy company. 

 

2016

2019

Women account for 15% of the total oil and natural gas workforce–compared to 47% in the whole US. But the industry is working to fix that – you can help grow that percentage.

2019

2030

Women are expected to account for 185,000 new jobs in oil and gas.

2030

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