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Veena Mendez

Veena Mendez
Category Team Lead
Chevron Australia
Category Nomination Women In Resources Champion

Veena is the Chair and Founder of Women in Oil in Gas (WIOG), a networking organisation committed to promoting diversity and the career advancement of women in the Oil and Gas industry.  Established in 2013, WOIG now has a subscriber base of more than 2,500 individuals.  With the assistance of the WOIG Board and Committee, Veena has created a variety of education outreach programs, a mentoring program and local and regional networking events. Together with presenting at conferences and participating on various panels for industry discussions, Veena volunteers her time towards many other causes, notably having been a board member for Zonta House Women’s refuge. In 2015, Veena was named a winner in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence list. Veena believes by focusing on the benefits of and opportunities arising from diversity, a high performing resources sector can better contribute to WA’s economic wellbeing.