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WPC and BCG collaborate on promoting women in the industry

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The World Petroleum Council (WPC) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) are working together to create a global report, ‘Promoting Women: A strategic approach to Gender Equality in Oil & Gas’. The report will be presented in 2017 at the 22nd WPC in Istanbul.

The work is intended to become the reference report for the industry. With the participation of WPC members, we will define a baseline and key metrics of women's representation at all levels in the oil and gas workforce. In addition, interviews and a global survey with male and female industry leaders will capture the opinions and thoughts on what has worked well so far in closing the gender gap and what more needs to happen to create gender equality. The aim is to compile quantitative data, analyse learnings of successful initiatives within the sector and gain insight from female executives and trailblazers promoting women in the oil and gas industry.

The organisations believe that achieving gender equality is a key strategy for overcoming shortages in skilled labour, improving companies' performance, and doing a better job of managing digital disruptions. They are excited at the combination of the global outreach of WPC and the analytics of BCG, as well as the passion and experience that the two organisations share on this critical topic.

The benchmark report will be updated and published every three years and will enable stakeholders to track the progress against the 2016 baseline. The results and recommendations will be presented in 2017 at a high profile roundtable before the global industry leadership at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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