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Women in the Field

By Clip Syndicate
We take a look at the women closing the energy gender gap. Video: Women in the Field
We take a look at the women closing the energy gender gap. Fri, 05 May 2017 03:00:59 +0000 Women in the Field We take a look at the women closing the energy gender gap. KMID you with us for local 2 news at 10. horace our top story tonight... according to a study by catalyst... women make up only 6% of ceo's for the top 1000 energy companies... however... slowly but surely the number of women working in energy related fields continues to grow... local 2's ryan martin takes a look at women in the field... tot: 2:37 0-5 11-16 56-1:01 2:13-2:18 kayla lewis has worked within multiple oil companies as a sales manager for 4 years. she joined after some friends invited her onboard. kayla lewis: "from there she said hey! come join the oilfield. i stepped out on a hope of faith." lewis somewhat hesitant at first to join the male dominated industry. "at first it was a little intimidating to go to a rig or you knock on a trailer door. you get out of your comfort zone and you feel more confident." in those four years since she noticed a couple changes. "i think since the time i started it's been a lot of sales women. still guys, but i think in the last year or so, you see a lot more women." news like this music to the ears of katie mehnert. founder of pink petro which encourages women to get involved in the energy industry. katie mehnert"one of the visions i had is to keep women connected, keep women engaged and really build on the next generation of talent." and her efforts are needed.. oil and gas remains one of the most male dominated industries. even more so then tech. as of 2015 women only make up 26.7% of linkedin profiles related to oil and gas.. and according to catalyst. of the top 1,000 energy companies. only 6% of ceo's are women. this an issue menhert wants to bring to life through pink petro. why isn't energy getting the attention of tech, finance, media, healthcare get. and it's quiet frankly, the industry doesn't talk enough about what we do." strides are being made . according to fortune companies such as ge have seen a 6% growth in senior level positions since 2013. while conoco phillips as seen 23% of their recently hired graduate engineers as women. mehnert hopes this carries on to future generations.. "we see women leaving the industry because women are retiring but they are getting on boards and that's really good news. annette dozier moved to midland 8 years ago...admitting she didn't even know what a pumpjack was at first... but things have changed as she climbs the ladder... annette dozier: "once you get into the oil and gas industry you realize how multifacited it really is. theres so many different facites to it." now an executive assistant to the aislar companies... she has advice for women wanting to take that next step.. annette dozier: "dedication, time commitment, be willing to do the things nobody else will, and get to know people." ryan martin local 2 news... horace and here's a look at oil and gas prices in this week's energy horace and here's a look at oil and gas prices in this week's energy report.. --a barrel of crude closing at about 45 and a half dollars today... those numbers coming courtesy of bloomberg tonight.

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