Report on FoWie

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On 13th July 2017, MGA in collaboration with PEMANDU, and supported by the 30% Club, PETRONAS Leading Women Network (PLWN), Shell Women Action Network (SWAN) and GE’s Women Network organized a half day forum on Women in Energy (FoWIE). This forum was hosted by OGA 2017 in conjunction of the 16th Asian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition held from 11 to 13 July at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

Themed “Women – Driving Energy Liberalisation” , the forum provided a platform for prominent speakers, top women leaders, middle management and young executives to share insights and discuss strategies on how to increase women empowerment and involvement in the board room and in decision making positions. The forum specifically deliberated on challenges and the enabling ecosystems that should be engaged to spur greater women participation in the energy industry as well as to redefine the roles women will play in the near future.

About 200 participants from across the industry attended the forum that has not only offered opportunities to valuable sources of insights and networking opportunities, but to key takeaways on how to enhance organisation’s talent agenda and competitive advantage by promoting diversity and gender equality in the board room. The forum hosted 4 presentations and two panel discussions – including a key note address by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Binti Haji Shukri. Below are the list of speakers in order of appearance :-
1) Hazli Sham Kassim, President MGA
2) Anne Abraham, CEO Lead Women
3) Puan Sri Maimon Arif Patail, Council Member, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers
4) Rita Benoy, Strategic Advisor, Green and Smart
5) Raj Kumar, Director CNetG
6) Salma Al Hajeri, Director Reservoir Engineering, Mubadalla Petroleum
7) Ilham Fadhilah Sunhaji , VP PEMANDU
8) Datuk Iain Lo, Chairman, Shell Malaysia
9) Emeliana Rice-Oxley, VP Exploration PETRONAS
10) Ir. Hjh. Kamaliah binti Abdul Kadir, SGM(Customer Service), Distribution Division, TNB
11) Johan Mahmood Merican, Deputy Director General (Human Capital), EPU
12) Dato' Sri Idris Jala, CEO PEMANDU Associate

Watch out this space for a summarized report of FoWIE - to be released in the near future.