Press Release
8 March 2023

Xodus podcast to lift the lid on women in energy to celebrate IWD

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Global energy consultancy Xodus has today launched a new podcast series to celebrate International Women’s Day featuring candid interviews with its team on life in the energy sector.

Tales of the Xtraordinary, a four-part-series, hosted by head of brand Sarah Butcher, will peek behind the curtain of women in energy, who talk openly about some of the barriers they have faced in their careers along with their inspirations and origin stories.

Sarah Butcher explained: “We want most of all for the podcasts to be about the amazing personal journeys each of our guests have followed and to talk openly about some of the challenges they have navigated along the way, celebrating the people who have inspired and raised them up. There will be a few surprises and no subject is taboo, so from pumping breast milk in storage cupboards to pregnancy loss, wine walks in lockdown to encountering race and gender bias, we won’t hold back, but there are more than a few laughs along the way.”

In the first episode, Sarah speaks to Aberdeen based Natasha Howlett, emissions and climate manager, about her experiences starting out in environmental science, moving sectors, life offshore, handling lockdown and the 12 new things she’s challenged herself to learn this year.

The podcast will air every week in March, with subsequent episodes featuring:

  • Stacey Fidgeon, business development manager in Australia and self-confessed geek on taking charge of her career after personal loss, bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to a start-up and her journey into energy post acquisition.
  • Dami Ladeinde, consultant process engineer based in London, currently on maternity leave, on her experiences growing up in Nigeria at an all-girls school and transitioning to a male dominated engineering degree and the pressure to prove herself throughout her career and break down barriers.
  • Jill Watson, technical safety & risk manager in Houston on following in her father’s footsteps to be a nuclear engineer, the life changes made after a trauma, growing a successful side hustle business and her passion for the outdoors.

Sarah added: “We have a very supportive leadership team at Xodus who have given great autonomy and trust to us to produce this unfiltered podcast series, which we hope people will connect with as we delve into the many different routes into energy and experiences encountered along the way. Our longer-term ambition is to extend the podcast series out to other people working in energy.”

Listen to the podcast here

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