Professor, Scientific Director of the Energy Center of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
DirectionScience and technology
In Russia, the role of women in the fuel and energy complex has historically been significantly higher than in other regions of the world, and now it continues to grow.
Three years ago, several women working in various fields of the fuel and energy complex launched the informal Women in Energy initiative. The informal community, which appeared on social networks three years ago, is reaching a new level of development - now the Association "Women in Energy" is being created. Its main mission is to unite women working in the fuel and energy complex, creating a platform for promoting the principles of gender balance in the Russian energy industry, developing international cooperation, educational and mentoring initiatives in order to increase the number of women leaders in the energy sector.
“The fuel and energy complex of Russia employs a huge number of women who love their profession and strive to improve in it. The goal of our initiative is to unite them by creating an open platform for discussing gender balance issues, developing educational, popularization and mentoring initiatives so that the number of women leaders in the Russian energy sector increases, and that women strive to build their careers in this area. Numerous international studies convincingly show that the active role of women in all sectors of the economy significantly increases their efficiency - the more important it is for Russia to increase the role of women in the energy sector, the most important sector of our economy, ”comments Tatyana Mitrova, Director of the Energy Center of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, member of the councils directors of PAO NOVATEK and Schlumberger and co-founder of the Russian Association Women in Energy.
Women in Energy is an actively developing community. Currently, it unites several hundred specialists in the fuel and energy sector - both women and men, since diversification and gender balance is a common task.