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Shining a light on gender bias

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Shell CEO Ben van Beurden: "let's close the gender gap"

“There are still too few women in the workplace. In the 21st century that is unacceptable.

Shell is doing many things to improve the gender balance of our workforce. We are focusing on attracting, developing and promoting more women, and we are supporting initiatives that encourage girls to study science, technology and engineering.

But we also need to create the right culture and environment, one where people are aware of the impact of their words and actions. Even small conversations that are biased - consciously or unconsciously - can undermine people's confidence and cut short careers. 

I encourage you to imagine how you would feel if the comments in this film were directed at you. And let us all, men and women, take steps to make our workplaces more equal.”

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