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International Women’s Day 2022

24 March 2022

International Women’s Day Panel Wrap

It was a fantastic evening at the 2nd WISE International Women’s Day Panel Event, both in-person and online on Tuesday 15th of March. It truly was an informative, inspirational, empowering session, with insights from women leaders in our industry. Thank you to 0ur hard hitting opening speaker Jacqui Bainbridge, Sodexo, and to our fantastic panel Shiva McMahon, BHP Petroleum, Sarah Carter, Woodside Energy, Louise Thomas, Rio Tinto, Shara Patricia Ciravolo Fesser, Schumberger and Erica Jensen, MBA, BE (Hons), BSc, Worley and to our super moderator, Michelle Jombwe, Atteris.

The panel was diverse, yet experienced similar gender stereotypes. It was clear that strng mentors and career coaches play a huge role in the success of our women leaders. Very impressive group. The panel were passionate about calling out bullying in the workplace in order to build strong and inclusive teams. Diversity should be celebrated and people need to feel valued to maximise the productivity benefits diversity brings to any team.

This event was held with the support from the Australian Subsea Export Hub, an initiative of the Australian Government, and would not have been possible without the assistance of our Platinum Sponsors: Wood & Fugro and our Gold Sponsors Worley & Sodexo. Thank you also to our door prize sponsors Atlas Professionals, Parmelia Hilton Perth, Energy Club WA, Subsea Energy Australia & WISE and Shona Rowan.