For International Women’s History Month, we wanted to highlight the unique experiences and perspectives of women in the oil and gas industry. Their insights and skillsets provide a foundation for the future advancement of our workforce and contribute to the culture of innovation, teamwork, and diversity that sets Valiant apart.
“The biggest hurdle for women, in my opinion, would be to get engaged at work and take initiative. We cannot sit back and wait for someone to hand us a leading role, we have to compete and earn it just like men should.”
We asked the women of Valiant questions about their personal growth and what obstacles they’ve overcome, as well as where they see room for improvement on inclusivity. Our industry in particular has been historically male-dominated, but diversification is helping us lead the way in innovation and approach old problems in new ways. That’s what women’s history month is about.
“Today, it’s rare that I meet a woman who feels intimidated to apply for a job, a promotion, or to take on a high-profile project because she’s not a man. I think it’s a huge win for our society and for our economy that women are more confident and empowered to utilize their talents, competencies, and skills in the workplace.”
Finally, we asked them to reflect on the progress that women have made and share wisdom for future generations of women in the workforce. Empowerment comes through cooperation and fair competition. It’s our job to continue to create a workplace where people are encouraged to succeed and challenged to surpass expectations.
At Valiant, we believe our people can make a difference, and they prove it to us every day.
By bringing together people of all types who share this vision, we can continue to raise the bar in safety, quality, and service for our customers and global partners.