#makethefuture gender balanced. Shell spoke to women engineers across the globe about the gender gap. This is what they told Shell.
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Shell has long supported and been committed to nurturing female talent. However external research suggests that women are often pushed out of engineering and technology by stereotypes, biases and micro-inequities.
Shell promotes a culture that is gender balanced. From the way they hire and develop their female talent, to the leadership workshops they run designed specifically for women. Shell offers a global minimum standard for maternity leave as well as flexible working arrangements.
Through long term partnerships with universities and research centers, they also help women to gain exposure in fields where they are underrepresented, like science and engineering.
In the last five years, Shell has increased female representation on their Board of Directors from 8% to 33%. Shell also has seen the representation of women in senior leadership positions rise from 16% in 2012 to 22% in 2017. For them, this is just the beginning.
Together we can #makethefuture
Developing women’s careers at Shell
Shell has designed two development programmes specifically for women with leadership potential. The Women’s Career Development Programme (WCDP) and its sister programme Senior Women Connect (SWC). Both help women at Shell to build their networks, develop their careers, sharpen leadership skills and overcome any obstacles they may face in the workplace. This personal and leadership development is supported by mentoring schemes run by our businesses as well as learning events organised by our Gender Balance employee networks in many locations.
Flexible working hours
They support flexible working arrangements for men and women. You can find out more about our work-life balance initiatives at Shell careers. Through a range of networks and programmes (such as Equal Lives) Shell also works to support the wellbeing of their employees.