Posted on November 12, 2015

On Thursday 10th of November, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Qatar Section which is chaired by Sheikh Faisal Bin Fahad Al-Thani, Deputy Manager Director of Maersk Oil Qatar, held its second Women in Energy Event at the Sheraton Hotel Doha, which was attended by some 50 female oil and gas professionals and students.

Working in a male dominating industry like oil and gas, women often put their health and eating habits as the last priority. As a result they might be hit with lifestyle, chronic and acute ailments like obesity, backache, hyper-tension, depression, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart, kidney disease and many others. As the work load increases, women put less attention on what they eat or how much physical activity they have resulting in productivity loss and poor health choices.

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In order to assist working women and draw attention to this critical issue, SPE Qatar Section invited local health coaches and plant based vegans to share their stories and advise on a better and healthier life style alternatives for working women. The speakers Mr. Ghanim Al-Sulaiti , Mrs. Saba Rahbar and Mrs Setareh Raeisi shared their amazing stories and presented methods of how to recover from unhealthy diets and gaining better eating habits resulting in overall healthier and more balanced lifestyle and increased working productivity as well as day to day performance.

In Qatar, there are over 435 professional members and over 159 student members at Qatar University and Texas A&M University, Qatar. As one of many sections worldwide, SPE Qatar Section's mission is to collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefits; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

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