A new book about the history of women in offshore operations is now available!
Breaking the GAS Ceiling: Women in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry is the result of one woman’s desire to record and preserve a missing piece of history of the offshore oil and gas industry. In this book, which has been said to read like a collection of short stories, author Rebecca Ponton has written “condensed biographies” of 25 women of various nationalities, ages, and positions within the industry, many of whom have achieved “firsts” in their fields.
Be inspired by Abby Ross Hopper, the first woman director of the US Bureau of Ocean Energy; Deirdre Michie, the first female chief executive of Oil & Gas UK; Anne Grete Ellingsen, the first woman OIM in the North Sea and former Deputy Minister of Petroleum & Energy in Norway; and Sara Akbar, the only female oilfield firefighter during the Gulf War and now CEO of Kuwait Energy.
Rebecca’s hope is that this book will not only help preserve history, but serve as a written form of mentorship based upon the wisdom and insight of the women profiled within its pages.
The Women Offshore Foundation is an online organization and resource center for a diverse workforce on the water. Its mission is to propel women into meaningful careers through access to a worldwide community and professional development resources, while raising awareness amongst industry leaders and decision makers about issues affecting women on the water. Contact Women Offshore today: firstname.lastname@example.org.