Happy International Women's Day (IWD) to all you strong independent females out there. Today is a global celebration that aims to highlight and inspire women across the world. Events will be taking place all over the world to mark the plight and celebrate women's achievements. Every year IWD has a different focus and theme, this year it is - “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.
There is an extensive history behind the annual International Women's Day. The event was first organised by the German socialist and theorist Clara Zetkin along with 100 delegates from 17 countries back in 1911. When IWD first began women were campaigning and demanding that they be given the right to vote. Their efforts were successful and in 1918 women received the rights to vote.
I am a proud female working in a male dominant industry on a mission to raise awareness to a women's place within the energy sector. There is nothing stopping women fulfilling a successful career within the energy sector both onshore or offshore.
You are your own barrier, not the industry!