Spotlight on Women in STEM

Jeannie Gardner Global Leader Digital & Asset Transformation - KBC, ex-Shell

“There is frequently a double standard in how female and male candidates are evaluated in the hiring process. Women tend to be assessed based on the accomplishments and skills they have already cultivated, whereas men are more commonly evaluated based on their latent potential and promise of future growth. It is a common tendency for those responsible for hiring to gravitate towards candidates that evoke memories of themselves at an earlier stage in their own career progression. The result is that women are passed over for stretch roles or roles that will get them to the next level in their career progression.”

A female subsurface VP (anonymous)

“Networking is key, join local societies and attend free online conferences. Ask the questions you are too scared to ask. Have confidence in yourself and be open to the fact you are always going to be learning.”



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