Pink Petro & World Economic Forum Formally Collaborate to End the Gender Gap

Blog Post created by katie.mehnert Champion on Jan 13, 2017

The global agenda for women and the gender gap in business is a tremendous social movement.  It’s no different in our industry.


At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos last January, 22 CEOs signed a Call to Action to close the gender gap in Oil & Gas.  


We took action. In mid 2016, the Pink Petro community created a diverse forum where we developed a comprehensive response. Over 200 leaders in person and 300+ online from 53+ energy companies and associations joined us to develop this “crowdsourced” response.


Last month, our board, industry executives and committee members met with the World Economic Forum to present this work and craft a way forward. 


I am pleased to report that Pink Petro and the World Economic Forum have formed a formal collaboration to


      Drive increased visibility of this effort and the resources the Forum and Pink Petro offer to support these seven guiding principles

      Provide a sustainable platform on Pink Petro to accelerate the socialization of the guiding principles, knowledge sharing, and foster ongoing industry dialogue

      Encourage companies, associations and individuals to take meaningful personalized action.


Next week the Forum will be meeting with the industry’s executive leadership at Davos 2017, to provide feedback on the actions undertaken. We will socialize the outcomes from Davos at our HERWorld Energy Forum on March 8 and at key industry events across the globe this year, as well as keep the community informed through Pink Petro.


To stay connected, join the working group on Pink Petro.


Vincent VanGogh once said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."

Thank you for your leadership, voices, and for all you do to advance women and our industry.


You can tune into the sessions from Davos from January 17-20 with WEFLive to get the latest trends or follow on our site here.