Inspiring Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Conversation @ ‘Women in Energy’ Reception

30 September 2022

H.E. Brian D. McFeeters
The US Ambassador to Malaysia
Lisa Bruner
Country President of ConocoPhillips
Zahid Osman
Chairman of MyWiE Advisory Panel

On 30th September 2022, Malaysia Women In Energy (MyWiE) in collaboration the US Embassy in Malaysia organised the ‘Women in Energy’ Reception. The Reception, held at the US Ambassador’s Residence, was attended by women leaders from MyWiE community including Petronas Leadership Women Network (PLWN), SHELL Women Action Network (SWAN) and ExxonMobil Women Interest Network (MyWIN). The event aimed to foster cross-industry collaborative efforts especially in strengthening the D&I initiative for women in energy sector.

The event began with H.E. Brian D. McFeeters, the US Ambassador to Malaysia, delivering a warm welcome remarks. This was then followed by a special remarks by Zahid Osman, Chairman of MyWiE Advisory Panel who shared MyWiE’s journey in playing an important role as an advocacy group championing equal opportunity for women in Malaysian energy industry. The highlight of the event was inspiring stories shared by Lisa Bruner, the first female Country President of ConocoPhillips in Malaysia. Lisa shared great insights from her diverse experience in the O&G industry, that has provided her opportunity in leadership and inclusive career development. Sharing her perspective on the importance of D&I, she also shared how she has grown professionally throughout the opportunity and challenges and where she finds continued inspiration in her journey. Feedback on the reception from MyWiE community was encouraging with several attendees revealing interest to form women network in their respective organisations.

“At MyWiE, we strongly believe that diversity & inclusion, or D&I as we know it to be, is at the core of long-term business success. In fact, D&I have been on the energy industry’s priority agenda for many years. The global energy industry is transitioning towards a sustainable future, and at the same time facing the most pressing challenges to ensure a well-balanced, diverse and skillful workforce within the industry is achieved. MyWiE has been recognised as an advocacy group to champion equal opportunity for women in the Malaysian energy sector. We are proud to see organisations in Malaysia progressing toward better D&I practices.”

~Zahid Osman, Chairman of MyWiE Advisory Panel