Tullow Oil marked 2023 International Women’s Day with a hybrid (virtual/physical) event across the company to inspire and motivate women.
The event brought together participants from four organisations, including Girls in Science and Technology, Soronko Academy, Centre for Maritime Development for Younger Women and Developers In Vogue, to interact with Tullow staff and share their views on the theme: DigitALL – Innovation and Technology for gender equality.
In her remarks, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, Deputy Managing Director for Tullow Ghana, challenged individuals to take a stance for personal contribution, conscious awareness of biases, and deliberate action to embrace gender equity.
She said, “Enhancing women’s safe and equal access to digital technologies is a prerequisite for sustainable development”.
Other speakers at the event included Mrs. Hannah Agbozo, Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal; Kate Daly, Chief Information Officer at Tullow Oil; Sharika Iddrisu, Commercial Operations Manager; Nana Yaa Arthur, Aviation Superintendent; Gabrielle; Giona Acquah, Giona Asafu-Adjaye, Rachel Dzane-Selby, Maame Ekua Sackey and Aseye Afi Borlu from Baker Hughes and Cheryl Glover Tay from SLB.
In a related event, Ms. Lina Sowah, Deputy Operations Manager for Tullow, joined the Petroleum Commission of Ghana staff to discuss Women in Petroleum: Improving Digital Literacy & Access to Technology in the Upstream Sector.
Lina urged women to make a deliberate effort to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills in digital literacy to be effective in the oil and gas industry.
Tullow Oil continues to promote Diversity and Inclusion through digital access for its workforce, support for STEM education for women, contribution to Free Senior High School education in Ghana, and providing scholarships and skills training, among other activities.