celebrating the women powering the human energy company
We believe the greatest resources we have are human ingenuity, creativity and innovation, which are embodied in the women making a difference across Chevron. Each day women are working to solve today’s biggest challenges while anticipating those on the horizon. It’s because of their many contributions that we’re the company we are today.
breaking barriers and driving change
This International Women’s Day we celebrate and honor the women of Chevron who broke barriers to become the first in their fields and the many women helping us lead in the future of energy.
2021 eimear bonner: first female chief technology officer for chevron
Eimear began her career as an offshore petroleum engineer in the United Kingdom. Over her 22-year career with Chevron, she has held numerous leadership and engineering positions in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Kazakhstan and the United States. Eimear was appointed president of the Chevron Technical Center and chief technology officer in 2021.
2021 marillyn hewson joins chevron’s board of directors
Marillyn was elected to Chevron’s board of directors in 2021 and serves on the board’s Audit Committee. An accomplished leader, Marillyn is the retired chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, which she joined more than 35 years ago as an industrial engineer. In 2019, TIME magazine identified Marillyn as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and FORTUNE magazine ranked her No. 1 on its list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” for the second year in a row.
2021 kim mchugh joins IOGP management committee
2020 refaella waissertreiger: first female platform engineer in Israel
After completing her military service in 2015, Refaella earned an engineering degree at Technion Israel Institute of Technology. In 2020 she joined Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, as a facility engineer and the first female to work on a natural gas production platform in Israel.
2019 alice potter: first female country chair - Thailand
2019 renu sharma: first female country chair in the middle east
Renu started her career journey with Chevron in 1996. She progressed through a series of roles from Marine Fuels, Trading and the Downstream and Chemicals business. She is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion and started the Men Advocating for Real Change (MARC) networks in Singapore and Dubai. Then in 2019, Renu became the first female country chair and general manager of the Middle East.
2018 jennifer guo: first female general manager, chevron upstream supply chain
2018 liz schwarze: first female vp, chevron global exploration
2017 mitra kashanchi: first foreign-born female in charge of a chevron refinery
2016 rhonda morris: first woman of color named a chevron corporate officer
2009 pat yarrington: first female chevron cfo
2003 dr. susan longacre: first female chevron fellow
2002 marty gilles: one of the first female leaders of a chevron refinery
1996 deborah jenks-reichhold: first female captain of chevron shipping
1977 carla anderson hills: first female chevron board member
1943 vivian a. clark: first woman chevron service station manager
1941 viola atwell: one of chevron's first female truck drivers
1885 nell palmer: one of the first women at chevron
a rich past. a bright future.
From one of the first female employees in 1885 to the many women in today’s leadership roles, Chevron has a long history of women making important contributions to our company. These are some of the women building on that legacy by helping us improve lives and power the world forward.
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Published: March 2021