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How can we encourage more young women into STEM?

By Matabe Eyong, Research Chemist, BP A science career was not always on the cards for me. I grew up in Cameroon, where it was a common belief that women are less likely to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (“STEM”). So how did I end up as a research chemist at one...
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Inspirational Woman: Matabe Eyong | Research Chemist, BP

Matabe has an impressive academic career – she holds three university degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Physics, a double major in Chemistry and Biological Science, and a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry. Matabe gained experience in various different industries – she worked for cosmetics, food and beverage  and oil and gas companies. Following...
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Inspirational Woman: Monique Breen | Chief Information Officer for International Gas, Structured Products and Treasury at BP

Tell us a bit about your role at BP As Chief Information Officer for International Gas, Structured Products and Treasury I oversee all aspects of technology and systems strategies in service of the individual business priorities. I manage over 100 people and am accountable for applications deployed across Europe, North America and Asia. My remit...
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WeAreTechWomen Conference 2017: In Words

30 Nov 2017. WeAreTechWomen, the technology arm of WeAreTheCity, hosted its second full-day conference for female technologists at Plexal, London. The conference, proudly sponsored and supported by BP, saw over 300 attendees from across the technology sector and a range of companies including Santander, Barclays, Amazon, SAP, Verizon, Deloitte, PwC, Oliver Wyman, Bloomberg, BAE Systems,...
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Inspirational Woman: Jane Whitgift | Founder of Whitgift Security

A qualified information security professional and engineer, Jane Whitgift started Whitgift Security three years ago and works with SMEs to protect their businesses online. Previously, she worked at BP for over 20 years in a range of IT roles before becoming Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for pieces of the global business in 2005. Based in...
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Rising Stars 2015 – So what happened next for our winners? | Part Three

In 2015, thanks to the help of a number of amazing supporters and sponsors, WeAreTheCity ran the first of its Rising Star awards programmes. The aim of the awards was to identify 50 future leaders and role models under a management level across 10 different industries. After a staggering amount of nominations and an intensive...
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Polina Zabelina | BP

Polina Zabelina is a chartered Corrosion Engineer in BP Upstream Engineering Centre Team. In her current role she supports BP Projects and Operations by providing corrosion and erosion expertise. During her 3+years at BP she developed and delivered Erosion training to more than 100 engineers in various BP regions and improved company’s erosion management strategy...
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Computer Weekly reveals the 50 most influential women in UK IT 2015

This year’s list of the 50 most influential women in UK IT has been revealed. Find out which female IT leaders are making a difference to the digital economy Computer Weekly has announced the fourth annual list of the most influential women in UK IT – extending it, for the first time, to 50 female...
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