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Development Manager SLOVNAFT
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
I’m a woman. What is your superpower?
Stop doubting yourself, work hard and make it happen.
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Dear new participant, never let anyone tell you that you can't do something! Female Engineers MOL ProgramMe benefitted me both professionally and personally – and it will benefit you even more! The selection process was interesting and quite challenging. Being part of final event was a great experience - I put a lot of effort in my preparation and you know how they say: the effort always pays off. Winning the scholarship, though unexpected, was a confirmation that you can achieve anything if you try hard enough. I would like to encourage all girls to dare to apply for the ProgramMe, because no matter how it ends, you are going home smarter, with more experience and maybe a new friend or two!
Empowerment is one of the most important things in the 21st century and I feel very honoured to be a part of MOL's initiative for promoting women's empowerment through gender diversity in the oil and gas industry.
My experience in FeMMe Scholarship Program has been one of a kind. Firstly, MOL gave us the chance to visit their Headquarters in Budapest, Hungary on a fully sponsored trip to the final round of FEMMe Program. Along the road, I made new friends from different parts of the world, came across new cultures and made memories that will last forever. I have no words to describe the joyful moment in words when I won this competition and made my country, Pakistan proud on an international level!
From that moment onwards my life has changed a lot. I had the chance to work as an Intern at MOL Pakistan, MOL also gave me the opportunity to attend the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference in November 2017 and a scholarship of 5000 Euros to help me continue my studies.
I can never repay the exposure, grooming and professional experience that MOL has given me and I would like to encourage other girls to participate in FEMMe 2017 Program, because this is an amazing chance to be “The Energy of Positive Change!"
In STEM, every day is an adventure thanks to all the possibilities science offers, but participation in MOL’s FEMme programme was one of the biggest adventures of my life. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity provided by experts, who truly value the contribution of female STEM students as future researchers and their potential colleagues, will change the perspective from which you look at the connection of education and industry.
I left Budapest richer for the wonderful experience, with expanded knowledge and broader horizons, and, moreover, new friends with whom I’ll possibly work in the future to further and promote our fields and the representation of women in the industry.
If you decide to take a part in the FEMMe programme, you will not regret it, because whatever the outcome, it has a 100% positive impact, improving your skills, lore and way of thinking. In the end, it all comes down to one thing: challenges we have completed demonstrate what we know – future challenges decide what we will learn. Choose wisely. (:
For me, as a final year university student, the Female Engineers MOL ProgramMe was a unique opportunity to improve my CV and my job interview skills. I studied chemical technology at the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology of STU in Bratislava. I did not believe there was a chance I would reach the final round, but I wanted to give it a try. And it was definitely worth it. I had a chance to meet very nice girls from all over the world who study technology and I could present my ideas in front of an expert jury. This experience also proved valuable for my prospective employers. At the present I work at a chemical factory in Slovakia and I am included in an international project of a new chemical plant. If you are a female STEM student, do not hesitate to join this programme!
Pursuing an education and a career in the field of petroleum engineering is more than just a matter of interest in technology for me. It is a chance to prove my mettle and to feed the fire in me to break stereotypes by facing challenges head on.
This decision eventually led me to the overwhelming experience of being associated with the MOL Group, which gave me a chance to voice my views on bridging the gender gap in oil and gas sector.
MOL works on the same ideologies that were my initial motivation for choosing this field. Through FEMMe, it does not only acknowledge the importance of women’s participation, but also works on an international level to promote female education in STEM subjects and overcome the long ingrained stigmas in this sector.
It is very important for women to rise and bring success to the table through their knowledge and experience - and this program is exactly what we need to set the scene for that.
I want to look back and be proud of what I have done. On that day, at the presentation I was in charge to represent all my female engineer colleagues who did not have the opportunity to be there.
I truly believe in a working environment that allows women –and everyone in general- to be treated equally. The oil and gas industry will give room to your ideas and if you are persistent, you will definitely notice that you can make a real difference. Do not ever be scared.
In the very first moment, I was reaffirmed in the notion that all I was about to discuss in front of the jury was true: diversity and inclusion have proven their power when I met the other competitors and we immediately connected.
MOL Pakistan, as part of MOL Group, fully believes in gender equality and diversity and accordingly provides equal opportunity irrespective of gender or nationality. Following MOL Group guidelines, MOL Pakistan has made a history by inducting female engineers and geoscientist through competitive hiring process being posted at processing facility situated in KPK located in the close proximity of Pak-Afghan border.
From this great initiative, MOL as an organization has benefited in many ways. Their performance has been exceptionally good, they have won numerous international awards, and in fact played ambassador role for MOL Pakistan and MOL Group. On the one hand, they have helped the organization in building a cohesive team, creating inclusive climate/culture, reduced interpersonal bias/levels of conflict, helped in social engagement; on the other hand, it provides an opportunity to the organization to select from a much bigger talent pool. As a result, an engaged and cohesive workforce is developed that works as a catalyst in the organizational growth/journey to excellence.
Female engineers in oil industry often bring in a different, more balanced and calmer perspective. It is always very interesting and inspiring to meet women with good technical and economic thinking, which is often accompanied by great management talent and excellent leading skills. In Slovnaft, the culture of cooperation between the two genders is really high and female execution of a typically male position is always considered to be very positive. Gender diversity is part of our daily operation. Trust and acceptance depends on our performance and attitude, not on our gender.
Engineers play a critical role in ensuring the ongoing success of MOL, and we must reach out to the 50% of the potential intellectual resource who are women. Women will bring in their own perspectives, creativity, and values to make our engineering solutions better, which has a direct impact on the bottom line. We need to overcome the long-standing challenge of attracting and retaining female engineers and demonstrate our commitment to the value of Diversity in showing women that they can have a successful and rewarding career in engineering at MOL.
Female engineers are important to MOL Group to prove that excellence, professionalism and high performance in the so popular term “man’s business” does not depend on the gender. They are leading the projects, planning budgets, developing people, showing creativity and initiative the same way and extent as male engineers do. In many cases they are performing above expectations, not because they are smarter or have better capabilities, but simply because they are setting higher standards towards perfectionism in order to prove the male – female equity.
I am a father of two sons and if I had a daughter, I would be very happy if she had equal opportunities to be a successful engineer if she was to choice. I think we should use the capabilities of half of the population better for the good of the companies and society. In my opinion, women will bring, on top of their professional excellence, diversity in leadership and improved dynamics of the working groups they belong to. I would very much welcome a more human leadership approach and I think female engineers would be able to improve our leadership. To support one of our values Diversity, we need to attract more female engineers to challenging technical and leadership roles and I am happy to say that we already have some good examples in our joint company in Croatia.
The scarcity of female engineering talent utilization is a major concern not just in Pakistan, but all over the world. We in MOL Pakistan believe that diverse workforce within a company strengthens it in all areas, including resilience, innovative capacity, higher level of dedication and improved financial performance. Besides all, it is otherwise a strong ethical case that everyone wants to be treated fairly and provided with equal opportunity for both genders. It is important to make our organization more representative of society, to create a better society. This approach is believed to bring a cultural change within the female students to study and pursue their careers in engineering. Accordingly, MOL Pakistan provides the opportunity to female engineers to come forward and join the Oil & Gas Industry.
We are lucky to be living in a new century when many of the things that were far from possible in the past have become an everyday occurrence.
Diversity of any kind is beneficial for those concerned. Nature teaches us that diversity is the only guarantee of long term balance, innovation and evolution.
We are happy to welcome female colleagues whose personal and professional contribution will be part of our international expert workforce that will take our Group even further forward and also honor all those individuals on whose legacy modern inclusion and diversity platforms are built.
From my current perspective of nonfuel manager, the position of women in the oil industry is exactly the same as it was from my earlier experience in classic FCMG retail.
Opportunities come and go depending on how well you excel, how hard you work and on your willingness to do better and continuously improve and learn.
Times are swiftly changing and gender is becoming less and less relevant. I am proud to say that Tifon is the best proof of that change. For years Tifon was led by powerful women, and I truly believe that I current leadership is made of best deserving people, not particularly men or women.
I really believe that MOL group stands behind its greatest value – people.