Women Who Shine: Q&A with Margareth Ovrum

Rigzone: What are your thoughts on the lack of STEM skills that’s plaguing the industry worldwide?

Ovrum: The success of our industry depends on knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Lack of qualified individuals who are able to work in key fields, including engineering, technology and science, will hinder our competitiveness. We have the opportunity and responsibility to instill in students a passion for discovery, learning and engagement both in and out of the classroom. For Statoil this responsibility is primarily related to future internal competence need, but also for partners, suppliers and the society in general.

Statoil has initiated and take part in various initiatives aiming at increasing children’s and youth’s interest for STEM, under the sponsoring umbrella Heroes of tomorrow (which also includes sponsor programs for culture and sports talents). It is very rewarding and inspiring to meet young talents of all kind, that are determined to make a difference through pursuing their interests. 


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