Looking back at more than a decade and a half of work at Petrofac, is there anything you would do differently? Anything newcomers could learn from?
When I first joined, everything I did was in the corporate environment, and I wish I started in projects sooner. This is where I found myself, and where I think I could make the biggest contribution.
This leads us to a topic that we as a company are very passionate about – becoming a more inclusive workplace. How do we get young female candidates interested in joining our industry and our company?
There was a feeling of resistance in me when I first joined, and I was not sure how it was going to play out when I start travelling to projects. To my surprise, everywhere I went I was met with great people who showed so much respect for me as their colleague. This brought me great encouragement. I might have heard that this job is not for women before I joined the industry, but when I joined, I realised this was totally wrong.
To attract people, male or female, we need to show them examples, and I am an example myself. We need to show that there are people like me at Petrofac and that regardless of your gender or your circumstances, if you have the right attitude, you want to be successful, to grow, there is nothing stopping you at Petrofac.