Get to know American journalist Rebecca Ponton.

In our last episode, you heard Rebecca Ponton, the author of Breaking the GAS Ceiling, read a chapter about Arlete Jandira, a member of the Women Offshore Community. Rebecca is an American journalist and her work has appeared in numerous American and international publications, such as National Geographic Traveler, CNN Traveller, Texas Monthly, AAA Texas Journey, and more. Rebecca is also a petroleum land­man and obtained her certification through the University of Texas Petroleum Exten­sion (PETEX). Breaking the GAS Ceiling is her first book and the first in the Breaking the GAS Ceiling™ series.

Today, hear from Rebecca as she talks about what her experience was like writing the book and what she learned a long the way. She also dives into what it’s like at Oil Woman Magazine, where she is currently the editor-in-chief. Oil Woman Magazine’s recent issue was all about women who work offshore. Visit to learn more.

Rebecca can be reached at [email protected]. Further details about her book can be found at

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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: [email protected].

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