22 Jan Launch of the third annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) Report
A serious skills gap is emerging in the energy sector but there is still not enough recognition that this can be addressed by attracting more female talent.
When asked where energy companies should be looking to get the skills they need, only 25% of all respondents said they should be attracting more women. Amongst female respondents only, this rose to almost 60% and was the top choice.
The GETI report authors advocate tapping into demographics that have been historically underutilised, namely women. “Bringing more women into the industry solves two pressing issues: the skills gap and the gender gap.”
And they conclude: “The next step will require a shift in mindsets, wherein more professionals embrace the value of an expanded female workforce.”