ExxonMobil is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce. Diversity strengthens us by promoting unique viewpoints and challenges each of us to think beyond our traditional frames of reference. It shapes our approach to recruitment and retention, and influences how we mentor and develop future leaders. As part of our commitment to supporting everyone who works for us and ensuring they have opportunities for career development and personal growth, ExxonMobil encourages participation in employee resource groups (ERGs).

One of these is the Women’s Interest Network, established to ensure women at ExxonMobil are supported in achieving their full potential. “It’s important for ExxonMobil to have a network like WIN because it’s not just a women’s thing, it’s a business thing,” says Marie-Laure Halleman, EU business development manager, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions at ExxonMobil and a member of the WIN executive council. “Because we want to attract the best talent.”

Hear more from Marie-Laure about WIN’s work, and its importance to ExxonMobil:

As part of its remit, WIN oversees a range of initiatives, including mentoring, recruitment efforts and professional development. Another area of focus for WIN – which is represented by chapters in ExxonMobil locations around the world – is ensuring there are visible female role models in the company.

This includes making sure women in leadership positions are prominent in recruiting new talent, such as when the business visits university campuses. Allowing the prospective next generation of female leaders at ExxonMobil to meet and engage with the current one. “Role models play a key role in attracting females to the workplace,” Marie-Laure says.

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