Breaking the Gas Ceiling

Breaking the Gas Ceiling

Breaking the Gas Ceiling

Breaking the Gas Ceiling



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The international petroleum industry has long been known the world over as a "good old boys' club" and nowhere is the oil and gas industry's gender imbalance more apparent than offshore. The untold story, shared in these pages, is about the women who have been among the first to inhabit this world, and whose stories previously have been a missing part of the history of the industry.

"As a CEO, I believe it is imperative for today's generation of young women to realize there is a seat for them in the boards of oil & gas companies as the "gas ceiling" can be broken quicker and easier than before. Reading this book, they will think about these women who have gone before them and broken down those barriers in order to give them new opportunities."

-- Maria Moraeus Hanssen, CEO, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG

"My belief is that diversity is key to both creativity and solid long-term business results. Even in a country like Norway, where professional gender diversity is greater than in any other country I have had interactions with, we have an underrepresentation of women in top management positions. I would therefore like to express my appreciation to Rebecca Ponton for keeping this important subject on the agenda by presenting to us positive, impressive and, at the same time, obtainable role models."

-- Grethe K. Moen, CEO and President, Petoro AS

"As the industry now is more complex and faces more uncertainty, women will be more important contributors, especially in management and communication. Women could be just what is needed!"

-- Karen Sund, Founder Sund Energy AS

"Everyone needs role models – and role models that look like you are even better. For women, the oil and gas industry has historically been pretty thin on role models for young women to look up to. Rebecca Ponton has provided an outstanding compilation of role models for all women who aspire to success in one of the most important industries of modern times."

-- Dave Payne, Chevron VP Drilling & Completions

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940161323939
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication date: 04/21/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Rebecca Ponton is an American journalist. Her work has appeared in numerous American and international publications, such as National Geographic Traveler, CNN Traveller, Texas Monthly, AAA Texas Journey, MORE, Ms. Magazine, Arabian Woman, Emirates Woman, Dubai Airport Magazine, Gulf Air, and others. She is also a petroleum land¬man and obtained her certification through the University of Texas Petroleum Exten-sion (PETEX). As an expatriate from 1992 – 2006, she lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Baku, Azerbaijan, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. During her time in Azerbaijan, she wrote two booklets for the United Nations. This is her first book and the first in the Breaking the GAS Ceiling™ series. She received her Bachelor of Arts English from the University of Texas – San Antonio (UTSA). A native Texan, originally from Corpus Christi, she currently lives in San Antonio.

Rebecca can be reached at . Further details about the book can be found at
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