Title: Upstream Leadership Team | Journey to Gender Balance
Duration: 1:37 minutes
How Shell UK have addressed the gender balance in their leadership team and are now extending efforts to reach balanced representation throughout the business.
Upstream Leadership Team | Journey to Gender Balance Transcript
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Interview with Steve Phimister
Vice President Upstream, Shell UK and Ireland
We have a very exciting business here and we need the very best minds to deliver on our very challenging objectives.
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I’m Steve Phimister, Vice President for Shell’s Upstream business in the UK and Ireland. We know that diversity creates the environment that we need for creativity and innovation, which is why we’re doing our best to address our gender balance.
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Over the last 12 months, on my leadership team, we have gone from a 20% female representation to where we are today, which is in balance. We’ve done that by casting the net very widely for the best minds and the best talent we can find across the Shell group.
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Interview with Marianne Eide
Development Manager, Shell UK and Ireland
I’m Marianne Eide. I’m the UK Development Manager. I think this really matters. Having women at the top of the organization as their role models will really encourage others to pursue their careers. This hasn’t just helped our gender balance, but it’s brought a different cultural perspective, and what we’re seeing is that it does make a difference.
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Interview with Anthea Hampson
Offshore Operated Asset Manager, Shell UK
I’m Anthea Hampson, Offshore Operated Asset Manager for the UK. By having better balance in the teams and greater diversity, we achieve better business outcomes. And as a UK leader, I’m proud of the progress we’re making on this.
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Interview with Steve Phimister continued
And the work doesn’t stop there. We’re now extending our efforts to try to reach balanced representation much deeper into our organization throughout the business.
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