Celebrating women Powering Progress in Pakistan

Title: Celebrating women Powering Progress in Pakistan

Duration: 46 seconds

Description:

Shell Pakistan showcases the women powering progress in the company. The video is made for International Women’s Day and highlights Shell Pakistan colleagues in various departments, professional settings and different parts of the business. The video is fast paced and upbeat, with a rock Sound of Shell track.

Celebrating women Powering Progress in Pakistan – Transcript

The video opens with 8 quick intro shots of 1 second each:

1. Closeup of a finger pressing an elevator button

2. A foot on a staircase.

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Women

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3. A hand on a stair-rail

4. Picking up the phone

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Powering

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5. Tapping a spoon on a mug of tea

6. Inserting a smartcard in a laptop

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Progress

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7. Picking up a hardhat

8. Pointing to information on a big sheet of paper (building plans) with a pen.

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We quickly cut to see a meeting with a woman turning a sheet of the building plans, explaining something to the team around her.

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A person adjusts her safety vest. The scene cuts to her putting on her safety glasses, and quickly cuts to her putting on her hard hat. The scene changes to her walking and transitions into an aerial view of the oil terminal, and then back to her standing in front of the Shell tank truck, talking to the driver.

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Scene cuts to a meeting in the office with a woman sitting at her desk, laptop in front, talking to a group of people standing around her, listening to what she is saying.

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Scene cuts to a woman working in a lab, looking at a beaker. The image zooms out to show it’s a photo on a phone. User swipes the photo to the next photo showing a woman engineer inspecting a car at SEM. Scene changes to the person holding the phone who gets up and walks.

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A woman walks down an office corridor, carrying a notebook. As she walks, she smiles at the camera.

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A hand pushes open a door, which leads to a scene of a conference with a woman presenting in front of a large audience. Scene cuts again to another conference showing another woman presenter.

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Now we’re in a meeting room, with a woman leading the meeting and 6 other participants sitting at the table, with their laptops, listening to her. Camera cuts to a close up of just the woman leading the meeting.

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Scene changes to camera moving towards a closeup of hands typing on a laptop. Camera cuts to a zoomed-out scene of the person typing, she looks up and smiles at the camera.

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Scene changes to a person working at her desk, with the camera panning around the desk.

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We see a mug, with the Shell Pecten, picked up from a coffee machine. Behind this are 2 women discussing something, with a mini Shell tank truck, Shell branded mugs and notebook on the table.

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Scene changes to a Shell Retail site, with time-lapse video, and a woman in the forefront. Looking at the camera, she smiles and folds her arms.

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Celebrating woman powering progress in Pakistan.

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The image changes to a white screen with the Shell Pecten.

Beenish Rizvi
Beenish Rizvi Fuels PQ Excellence Lead

“Female engineers, experience several challenges when it comes to getting jobs involving technical field work. After joining Shell, I was amazed to see the focus on Diversity and Inclusiveness for females in all departments. I was encouraged to opt for technical, more challenging roles. Pleasant work environment, organization’s support and equal working opportunities have helped me grow within the company.

In the last 8 years I have moved across 5 different roles including 3 promotions. With an initial experience of managing fuels supply logistics, I was entrusted with Business development role where I managed financial investment proposals for terminals assets, developing technical understanding of terminal operations. Managing 4 countries gave me cross cultural coverage and delivering through others without any formal authority, therefore I was selected for a department leadership position as the Product Quality lead for the cluster. Now I support initiatives such as new product launches in India and Pakistan and biofuel strategies of cluster countries.

Shell Pakistan Limited has a promising career for young talent aspiring to work in technical and field based roles. Joining Shell right after graduation was very exciting and I knew I was making the right decision. I will highly recommend female graduates to join Shell and fulfil their career goals.”

Palwasha Ahsan Riar
Palwasha Ahsan Riar Human Resources - Learning Advisor

I am a mother of three young children – and it’s a pleasant surprise for many people I meet outside of work (specially on regular school events) that I also have a parallel career, spanning across a decade, with multi-functional roles (sales, operations & HR), cross-market responsibility (of three countries) & as a leader of virtual teams. I am often asked “How?”

I have been respected throughout for my choice to raise a family and given the comfort to manage any limitations (e.g. by working from home regularly, flexible hours, “dialing” into meetings at times when unable to travel) -  yet at all times, given challenging assignments not doubting my ability to deliver.

I have developed immensely as a professional and an individual – thanks to leadership support, family-friendly propositions (such as flexible working, day care facilities) & an environment that genuinely believes in respecting & nurturing the diversity & individuality people bring to work, yet giving them a fair chance to prove themselves.

So, coming back to what I say in response to the “How?” –> “Given that I work for Shell “”Why not?””

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