Welcome to Women In Oil And Energy South Africa
Introduction to the WOESA Group of Companies
The WOESA Group of companies was started with the aim of facilitating and promoting business opportunities for and enhancing the participation of South African women in the oil and energy sector.
Black women in South Africa have either been at the lowest end of any form of business opportunity, or totally excluded. It therefore is imperative for women to focus cohesively on addressing their unique position in order to address these facts. WOESA’s first priority is to facilitate women’s participation in business opportunities in the oil, gas and energy sector in South Africa.
WOESA offers services to its member companies, organisations and individuals, that focus on developing a knowledge base and building capacity amongst women through education and training. We facilitate access to business opportunities; we do advocacy work for women by participating in drafting legislation and policies. WOESA further endeavors to facilitate access to funding as well as investment opportunities for women.
Transformation and the development of historically disadvantaged women is not only what we talk about; WOESA is there to ensure that equal opportunities for women and particularly black women in South Africa become a fact in the oil and energy sector.
The WOESA group consists of a number of companies, the two main companies being WOESA Section 21 and WOESA Investment Holdings. While WOESA Section 21 is a not-for-profit organisation started to give women more presence in the oil and energy sector, WOESA Investments and WOESA Investment Holdings were started as a commercial vehicle in order to not only allow WOESA Section 21 to sustain itself but also to provide more investment and business opportunities to empower women.
The activities of WOESA benefit all women seeking to participate in the oil and energy sectors.
WOESA provides specific services to enhance women participation in the oil and energy sector. These services include:
- Organising workshops and conferences
- Develop a knowledge base and make it accessible to its members
- Interface between members and business opportunities
- Networking, lobbying and advocacy
- Participation in drafting legislation and policies
- Facilitation of access to finance/funding for business opportunities for women in the oil and energy sector
- Developing and maintaining an interactive website with information for members only, containing news, legislation, articles, business opportunities, a calendar and more.
- Recruitment of women in the oil and energy sector
Ms Nonhlanhla Mabusela CA.SA
Ms. Pinky Moabi,
Ms Priakumari Hassan (Pria)
Ms Khumo Ntlha, WOESA CEO