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Book fuels industry to inspire next generation of female talent

2 November 2018

Kay Heidenreich of Oil & Gas UK officially launches her book at an event in Aberdeen on Friday, November 2

Over 120 people from across the UK’s oil and gas industry gathered in Aberdeen today to mark the launch of a new book which aims to inspire the next generation of female talent.

Author and Oil & Gas UK operations optimisation manager, Katy Heidenreich, gave an overview of the book before taking part in a panel discussion with leading diversity and inclusion influencers.

The Oil Industry’s Best Kept Secret – A book full of inspiration and advice” serves as a practical handbook to people thinking about their careers, offering advice and case studies collated from interviews with over 40 women working in the sector.

Speaking after the launch, Katy Heidenreich said:

“I’m very grateful for the warm reception the book received from industry colleagues today. It confirms that we have a lot to be hopeful for, with so many passionate and ambitious people willing to do everything it takes to drive meaningful change.

“My message to everyone today, and in my book, is that we are all role models when it comes to promoting our industry as a great place to work. We need to get out there, tell our stories and inspire the next generation of female talent so that we can achieve a balanced workforce which reflects society.

“This is the beginning of a very exciting journey. I look forward to hearing and meeting more of the inspirational people in our industry that my book is able to offer a brief glimpse on.”


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