An innovative networking organisation set up to address gender diversity across the energy industry with a predominant focus on increasing female retention is to be officially launched later this month. (September 17th)
Aberdeen X-Industry Support (AXIS) network aims to foster a collaborative environment that delivers business value by connecting professionals, both male and female, by being an independent forum for sharing industry best practice and providing access to role models and mentors.
Irene Hannah, chair of AXIS network, said: “In an industry where so many significant advancements have been made, it is surprising that typical career issues faced by females and which many other industries have overcome are still commonplace in oil and gas industry. Examples of these are returning to work after having family or a conflict of interests for a couple who both work in the industry.