There are more women studying Chemical Engineering and working in Oil and Gas sector today compared to the time when I started my career. In the last 20 years, I have witnessed a big change in how companies in Thailand, and generally in Asia as well, are promoting women for high level management positions, across industries. For PTT Group itself in the last 20 years, there has been a major increase from 0% of women in leadership positions to 20% today. I am happy with this trend as any position should be occupied by the best person available, regardless of their gender.
The number of women leaders is still low compared to men, and that can get lonely at times. However, I have had a good experience working with men – they are polite, kind and listen to your opinion. If you can demonstrate your capabilities and show results, it helps to build trust and respect.