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MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power’s Women in Energy Session Returns in 2022

The MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference and exhibition taking place in Dakar this September will once again host a ‘Women in Energy’ session, facilitated by the industry’s top female executives

The MSGBC region has a unique opportunity to start strong with gender diversity in its emerging energy sector

DAKAR, Senegal, June 14, 2022/APO Group/ --

Energy Capital & Power (ECP) ( has ensured an integral agenda item for its premier west African event, the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference and exhibition (, in the form of a ‘Women in Energy’ working lunch session. The return of this session to the 2022 summit’s September itinerary will prominently feature on day one, following the conference’s opening address by H.E. Macky Sall, Senegal’s President ( and current African Union chairperson, providing a robust space for policy discussions, key lessons learned and networking.

Globally, women account for just 22% of all employees in the oil and gas industry, with figures worsening when measuring representation in more senior posts. The breakdown includes women filling 27% of all entry-level positions, 25% of mid-career roles, 17% of senior and executive-level roles, and a mere 1% of CEO positions. Gender diversity is also lacking in energy technical and field roles with women filling 50% of entry-level office support positions and just 15% of all entry-level field and technical posts.

With the MSGBC energy sector at a critical early juncture in advancing gas megadevelopments, this early phase serves as prime opportunity to address the disparity in female representation in the energy sector workforce. The working lunch session on the first day of the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power Conference’s program is set to attract the top women in the industry, both globally and regionally, to lead talks on this key issue and to locate gender diversity as a core policy item for consideration in the energy sector’s integrated development.

H.E. Sophie Gladima, Senegal’s Minister of Petroleum and Energies, has already been confirmed as a keynote speaker. She is a leading force behind H.E. President Macky Sall’s landmark Emerging Senegal Plan, the national energy transition and local content as well as an icon for women in energy across Africa.

“The MSGBC region has a unique opportunity to start strong with gender diversity in its emerging energy sector. The machismo of global power has kept women out of the workforce for too long, but here in west Africa we are seeing promising signs of reform – the Mauritanian government is building-in female workforce participation with new local content laws, for instance. The MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference will cement this early progress, with more ambitious goals in Africa’s energy future,” states Sandra Jeque, International Conference Director, ECP.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Energy Capital & Power.

About the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 conference:
Under the patronage of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2022 will once again take place in Dakar, Senegal, with the event serving as a catalyst for investment and multi-sector development in 2022. To find out more visit or contact