MyWiE Programme @ OTC Asia 2022

24 March 2022

Malaysian Women in Energy (MyWiE) has organised MyWiE Programme @ OTC Asia on 24th March 2022.  The programme that was held in full physical divided into two sessions, Panel Session & Group Speed Mentoring.

The Emcee, Nabila Farhana Zainal Abidin, from PETRONAS PLWN welcomed more than 60 participants.  The event then followed by Opening Remarks by Zahid Osman, Chairman of MyWiE Advisory Panel and a Keynote Address by YBhg. Datuk Yatimah Sarjiman, Deputy Director General (Sectoral), Economic Planning Unit (EPU).

The programme was start with Panel Session on “Adapting to Future D&I.” Moderated by Fadzleen hanipah from Shell and Nabilah Zulkefli from MGA, this panel session featuring energy leaders, Marina Md Taib from PETRONAS, Ramanrao Abdullah from Deleum Berhad and Choong Yen Li from Gas Sarawak Shell. The conversation interactively explored key issues and high-level recommendations on the progress, future initiatives and direction of D&I for Malaysian Energy Industry.

Key Takeaways

  • Ramanrao concluded that everyone in the ecosystem need to “Walk the Talk” to make greater impact of D&I.  Break the bias from the top to bottom level of organisation to ensure inclusive working environment.
  • Choong Yen Li shared her final words that D&I is very much important like safety.  Safe workplace will help to promote inclusive and protected atmosphere for the employees.
  • Marina Taib shared her insights that this pandemic has eventually RESET the whole industry.  Energy companies should learn from each other to ensure a collective D&I efforts is embraced.  PLWN looks forward to working with MyWiE in playing bigger role as the bridge to enhance future  D&I programmes & policies.

In the 2nd session of MyWiE Programme, participants were set in the group Speed Mentoring themed on “D&I in the Changing World: Experience Sharing by Energy Leaders”. This objective behind the group speed mentoringis to provide a platform for the mentors to share their personal career experiences and organisation’s D&I best practices.

The 90 minutes session was filled with 7 Mentors featuring energy professionals in sharing their thoughts on the important of D&I, the challenges & opportunities in creating an inclusive working environment for male/female colleagues. The session started with opening & introduction by the co-moderators, Ilham Fadhilah from MPRC and Nurul Aula From PLWN PETRONAS.

More than 20 participants was divided into seven groups. Mentors were moved in rotations from one group to another after 15 minutes of sharing sessions. During this session, Mentors and participants had the opportunities to share and ask questions around the D&I best practices.

The Group Speed mentoring session ends with live feedbacks sharing taken from the floor.