Chevron highlights women in the oil and gas industry with roundtable discussion

 Chevron hosted a roundtable discussion with engineers on Monday at Legacy High School. The discussion, which was open to all students, was aimed at highlighting women working in the oil and gas industry.

Students got to hear from different women leaders working with the energy company. They also got input on how to start a career in the oil and gas industry and what the future of the industry could look like for the students.

“It was definitely inspiring seeing the fact that there were so many females doing so many different things and so many opportunities, whenever normally I’m the only girl in my auto-tech class, so it doesn’t feel like there’s a lot, and then you come out here and there’s so many,” said Sydnee Patman, a student at Legacy High School.

“I think it’s imperative for every industry… whether it be oil and gas, finance, healthcare… any industry to reach out to students while they’re younger, in high school years, maybe even junior high, to start reaching them when they’re forming the skill sets, when they start developing those core interest areas, so that we can help them prepare for what’s ahead,” said Chevron Public and Government Affairs Advisor Catie Matthews.Chevron is always looking to find employees, and working in the sciences isn’t the only skillset they’re looking for.