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Let’s talk about Diversity & Inclusion.

It’s time to highlight the great work being done, identify where more is needed, and work to promote a character that embraces the benefits of attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Read recent articles about the industry’s initiatives related to D&I in energy.

Taskforce blog posts

  • Allyship: The key to diversity
    The death of George Floyd has had a profound impact on us all, the level of support for the Black Lives Matter protests shows this. We feel compelled to do something, we want to help drive change, but we don’t always know how.
  • Let’s all be part of the conversation
    Following the successful OGUK D&I webinar that took place in May, the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force has been on a mission to address some of the key questions and common themes that were highlighted from the more than 300 delegates.
  • Black Lives Matter Video
    Our industry stands in solidarity with our black and minority ethnic colleagues and friends, and we pledge to do all we can to promote inclusiveness. Together, we will work to address inequalities from which our industry is not immune.
  • International Women in Engineering Day #ShapeTheWorld
    To join this celebration of the important role played by women engineers across the UK oil and gas industry, we have collated below a selection of inspirational people – both female engineers and males who are inspired by them – as a dedication to their hard work across the sector.
  • International Women in Engineering Day: Minister for Women sets out why the industry needs gender equality
    The STEM sector needs more women. We have all, no doubt, heard this statement many times, from many leaders – especially today, on International Women in Engineering Day. As the Minister for Women, however, I know this is true now more than ever.
  • International Women in Engineering Day
    International Women in Engineering Day is about focusing attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls and women in this exciting career.
  • Deeds not words
    We are only halfway through 2020 but it is already proving to be unforgettable. None of us could have anticipated a year in which the world would stay at home, a year in which we would hold more virtual meetings than face-to-face and a year in which so many would sadly lose their lives.
  • Inclusive leadership is key in these challenging times
    The first quarter of 2020 brought greater enthusiasm for diversity and inclusion. By contrast, the last ten weeks has seen an unparalleled change to our way of life as we have reacted to the threat posed to all by COVID-19.
  • Blog: Covid-19 and D&I
    Let’s talk about D&I. Let’s talk about how COVID-19 might be the best advocate for flexible working for millions of people. Read more.
  • Racial Parity in Engineering – Current zeal must evolve into real change
    The growing sense of optimism about diversity in the energy sector was in full display last week, at a talk we had been invited to give about the Ethics of Ethnic Diversity. Read more.

Industry news & articles

  • Number of women at the top of the UK energy sector rises – but prevalence of all-male boards remains disappointing. POWERful Women and PwC have published the latest ‘state of the nation’ on the gender balance at the top of the UK energy industry.  Read more
  • Industry inclusion: A change is necessary. Workforce diversity and inclusivity are currently major discussion points for industry. Wireline Issue 45 – Read more
  • Understanding the next generation. “OGUK is proud to champion industry efforts to improve diversity and inclusion.” BAME, pages 76-77 – Read more

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