Oil Minister wants more female executives in the energy industry

Tina BruMinister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru (Conservative Party).Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix

The Minister of Oil and Energy, Tina Bru (H), believes that more women in senior positions within the energy industry can help solve climate problems.

On Tuesday, Bru invited 24 women leaders from the energy industry to a business lunch to discuss what can be done to address the future climate challenges and at the same time ensure value creation in the long term.

The minister believes that part of the answer is in recruiting and promoting more women in the sector. Since the gender balance in the energy industry is traditionally skewed.

According to the executive barometer of the Core – Centre for Research on Gender Equality for spring 2020, the proportion of women in senior management groups in the oil and gas industry is 21%, while in the power industry it is 29%.

“These figures confirm that the trend is moving too slowly and that is partly why I have invited a number of talented women to this working lunch who can share their own experiences of what works and how we can get more women into leadership positions in these industries,” says Bru.

She says that increasing the proportion of women is a complex challenge without a single solution.

“We, as a government, have a responsibility to ensure that more jobs are created in the energy sector so that we facilitate value creation, growth, and even more exciting career opportunities for both men and women.

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1 Comment on "Oil Minister wants more female executives in the energy industry"

  1. Why should anyone including women should join the Oil Industry is beyond me.
    What is their future when Norwegian projects continue to be sent out of Norway giving away THOUSANDS of high paying and highly taxed jobs. Millions of kroners are lost.

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