Shell transforms the way women employees, representing 59% of the company’s total workforce achieve proper work-life balance.
Flor Labit-Ilagan, a plant operator at the refinery is especially appreciative of a new company policy extending the minimum standard for maternity leave. Katrina May Diola-Tia, a field-based account manager for Shell’s commercial fleet business says, “Shell had been very supportive, giving equal opportunities to all their staff regardless of gender.” Another empowered woman at Shell is Meliza Atienza who works as a senior subsea operations engineer says, “Shell is so much into diversity and inclusion.”
An insight into Shell’s commitment to being progressive and inclusive will be given to prospective employees by the new standards such as extended paid maternity leaves, career planning and many other programs. Shell downstream executive director John Abbott says, “The true hallmark of our progress is that inclusion is embedded in everything we do. In my view, introducing this minimum standard for paid maternity leave across Shell is good for our people and for our business, and is simply the right thing to do.”
In a male-dominated industry, empowering women is just one of the many ways, Shell makes true on its “Make the Future” vision of pioneering sustainable growth for all. PWKD07072017