Spotlight on Women in STEM


Since starting my career within the energy industry, I quickly noticed the overwhelming gender inequality when speaking to candidates within the disciplines that I cover. Noticing a trend, I intially wrote a blog on this area but I found myself wanting to investigate that bit more. I approached our Marketing team with an idea for a ‘spotlight’ on this issue, and the content within is the result of our work together. My name is Holly Smith, a consultant in the Drilling, Wells, and HSE Team here at WeConnect Energy. I decided to interview several leading women working in STEM careers, to gain insights into their career journey, and challenges they faces as working women in a traditionally male- dominated industry. The experiences and wisdom shared with me underscore the critical importance of diversity, mentorship, and the willingness to embrace change for both personal growth and industry- wide advancement.

I hope that as my career progresses in the energy recruitment industry that not only is this issue better addressed, but also improvements are made to better support women in the sector. If anything resonates with you, or if you would be interested in discussing your experiences in this industry or want to get involved in WeConnect Energy’s Spotlight on Women in STEM series, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, or send an email to A huge thank you to everyone who took the time out to help make this possible. I really hope that you like this special feature as much as I enjoyed chatting with and learning from the women within it.

Kind Regards,

Holly Smith Holly Smith

Drilling, Wells and HSE Consultant


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