SPE-KSA’s Diversity and Inclusion Finale: Unlocking Human Energy
Sharing best practices of DE&I
By Danna Khattab, SPE-KSA D&I Publication Team
As the SPE-KSA 2021-2023 term draws close, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is proud to commemorate its two-year journey with an exceptional event. Over the past two years, the committee has worked tirelessly to raise awareness towards important causes and celebrate every individual within our community. The committee has accomplished its mission of promoting diversity and inclusion.
As we look ahead to the upcoming term and expand our reach, the committee has revised its mission to include Equity. On May 14th, 2023, we successfully conducted an event entitled “Unlocking Human Energy: Sharing Best Practices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Al-Khobar.
The event featured a panel discussion on the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in organizations. The panel hosted a number of exceptional and experienced individuals who shared their insights. The panel was moderated by Abdulrahman Al-Shuhail, a Geophysicist at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center in Saudi Aramco, with three exceptional guest speakers: Ghassan Mirdad, CEO of Arabian Drilling, Giedre Malinauskaite, Chief Strategy Officer of CNTXT, and Suha Alsaif, Sustainability Director at NESR.
The panel discussion was highly constructive and insightful, focusing on the importance of adopting DE&I practices into an organization to foster creativity, eliminate barriers, and gain fresh perspectives. The panelists also shed some light on diverse team members’ unique qualities, such as the ability to support and inspire one another.
Over 250 guests attended the event, where they had the privilege of engaging in constructive discussions and sharing their views. The event’s outcome was extremely positive and impactful, as it was well-received by all attendees with positive feedback.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee can reflect on its accomplishments with pride and joy, as it has successfully achieved its mission of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. We look forward to continuing this journey and making SPE-KSA an even more equitable and inclusive organization in the future.