Canadian oil company, Imperial Oil started hiring women as surveyors in Alberta and as researchers in its laboratories.
Women started working in the offshore rigs seeing many benefits, including great pay.
Donna Fitzpatrick became the first female Under Secretary of Energy following her service as Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy.
Hazel O’Leary becomes the first woman Secretary of Energy, a former executive of the natural gas distributor Northern States Power Company.
There were around 48,900 women working in America's oil fields.
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.
Ogutu Okudo founded Women in Energy & Extractives (WEX Africa) to empower women in the energy field.
There were nearly 78,400 women working in the industry—an increase of 29,500 in just seven years.
Vicki Hollub, a 33-year veteran of Occidental Petroleum, became the first female CEO of a major American energy company.
Women fill 27% of entry-level roles that demand a college degree, 25% of mid- career-level roles, and 17% of senior and executive-level roles. Only 1% of the industry’s CEOs are female.
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.
Women are expected to account for 185,000 new jobs in oil and gas.