Over 170 people benefit from first ‘Women in Energy’ job fair

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Women in Energy (WIE) Guyana, a dedicated organization supporting women in the energy sector, achieved a significant milestone with its inaugural Job Ready and Job Fair held at the Pegasus Hotel Savannah Suite, Seawall Road, Georgetown.

The event, which took place on January 27, 2024, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, marked a groundbreaking initiative to empower women in the energy industry. With a resolute commitment to Energize, Connect, and Inspire women in the energy sector, including those aspiring to join the field, WIE provided a unique platform for over 170 registered participants to explore employment opportunities, gain job application guidance, submit resumes, participate in mock interview workshops, attend “Dress for Success” sessions, and undergo LinkedIn profile reviews.

The success of the event was made possible through the generous support of key companies, including Brunel, Century Tamara Energy Services Inc, Halliburton, SURE Gig Inc., Cage Guyana Inc., MBW Energy Support Services Inc., The NICO Consulting Inc., and the Ministry of Labor. Their collaboration played a crucial role in creating an environment conducive to learning and growth.

The event surpassed traditional job fairs by offering a holistic experience that went beyond employment opportunities. Participants were immersed in guidance workshops, gaining valuable insights into career development. The inclusion of resume submission, mock interview workshops, “Dress for Success” sessions and LinkedIn profile reviews created a comprehensive toolkit for professional advancement.

WIE’s Director of External Affairs Michelle A. Nicholas shared that as Guyana makes strides in the energy sector, WIE recognizes the indispensable contributions of women.

“Our organization is committed to championing the cause of gender diversity in the industry, acknowledging that a diverse workforce fosters innovation, creativity, and resilience. This Job Ready and Job Fair serves as a testament to WIE’s dedication to providing pathways for women to thrive in the dynamic and evolving energy landscape, and we are enthusiastic about building on this effort annually.”

Women in Energy (WIE) Guyana continues to be a driving force in shaping the narrative of women in the energy sector. For further information about WIE and its initiatives, please contact admin@wieguyana.org or visit, https://wie-guyana.org/. Connect with WIE on social media to stay updated on future events and opportunities for women in energy. (Press release from Women in Energy)

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