Read what some of our Power Play community had to say!

“It was an honor and a privilege to be a judge for the 2023 Power Play Awards. It’s exciting to see the level of talent we have across the industry and the bright future ahead of us. I have been involved in diversity initiatives that have resulted in positive outcomes for businesses for many years, however, the Power Play Awards elevate the conversation and platform beyond a company level to a broader industry collective - and that’s powerful.”

- Sarah Bairstow, 2023 Judge

“It has been an honour to participate in the Power Play awards as a judge. I am impressed with the amount of female talent working in all areas and levels of the LNG business. Having an arena to recognise and celebrate all our female talent is crucial and the Power Play awards is an excellent way for peers, mentors and leaders in the industry to offer this recognition.”

- Marianne Eide, 2023 Judge

“The LNG community is a small exceptional group.  I was honored to be nominated for the 2023 Power Play Pioneer Award.  It is a privilege to be recognized by peers of this caliber. The awards are important in highlighting the talent and skills needed in this dynamic industry. I thank ExxonMobil for their leadership in this event, my colleagues that assured our success and the wisdom from God.”

- Patricia Outtrim, 2023 Pioneer Finalist

“Throughout my professional career, I have worked for excellence in everything from project management to client relations in a male-dominated business. The ExxonMobil Power Play Awards provides a platform for women to demonstrate how we can make a difference in the industry.”

- Pamela Baldwin, 2023 Pioneer Finalist

"It is a simple terminology, a diverse representation (of thoughts, race, gender, culture, age, and demography) leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes. It is one of the significant precursors for any business/industry to leverage its status as “as most trusted” to drive change, mitigate risk, create transformative partnerships, support global growth and sustained value creation. And Power Play awards is one such initiative that provides a platform to strengthen and celebrate diversity at all levels. I have worked at various leadership roles within LNG/Gas Segment and engaged tremendously in several energy transition and D&I initiatives. I believe Power Play Awards has been by far one of the most significant initiatives I have come across that promotes recognition and celebration of Women leaders in the least gender diverse LNG and Gas Segment. It is an honor to be chosen as a winner under “Ambassador Category” of Power Play Awards for 2023 and stand amongst the distinguished group pf leaders. This is the only category of Power Play open for both male and female leaders. It spotlights Global leadership style that builds bridges, fosters productive relationships, finds solutions and drives the diversity and inclusion initiative forward as a responsible Global Citizen.”

- Rakhi Oli, 2023 Ambassador Winner

“It was a great pleasure to be part of the jury for the selection of individuals from different parts of the world and with high experience in the LNG industry. It was a great experience for me and at the same time difficult, because having to select the best candidate to fit the “The Ambassador Category” among several with excellent qualities and vast experience in this industry. I was equally honoured to have been invited to be part of the jury of this prestigious event among many individuals with high experience. I am flattered, as it is also the recognition of my contribution and work in this industry and in a country that has recently started its first LNG production. For me, the Power Play Awards is an exceptional event where women from various parts of the world share their experience and are equally recognized for the merits of their work in this vast LNG industry and would be more than happy to continue promoting great Women in the LNG and thank you Power Play for this opportunity!"

- Célia Correia, 2022 Judge


“The Powerplay Awards is a great platform to shine a light to professionals around the world. For me it was an honor to be part of the Finalists for the 2022 Rising Star category. It’s a great opportunity to show inclusion among different professionals globally.”

- Eugenia Langa, 2022 Rising Star Finalist

“Without being invited as a judge for the Rising Star of the Power Play Awards, I would have never acknowledged how many young, talented female people devoted themselves in the LNG business. I am inspired by their good spirits. A great journey to learn through evaluating all the recommendations of the rising star candidates. Thank you ExxonMobil for providing such platform for the energy industry to discover the young fellows with potential.”

- Jane Liao, 2022 Judge

“Power Play creates a platform that allows people from across the industry to work together, share best practices to continually look for new ways to enrich inclusive culture in our industry.”

- Yaoyu Zhang, 2022 Ambassador Finalist


“It was truly an honor to be selected as a Finalist in the Pioneer category of the 2021 Power Play Awards and to be recognized amongst a group of such remarkable and accomplished women from around the world. I would also like to take this opportunity to commend the Power Play Awards for organizing such a vital, significant and relevant initiative that draws attention to and actively promotes the continued need for diversity and inclusion across the LNG value chain. Given that the LNG and gas sector remains, to this day, one of the least gender diverse sectors in the economy, initiatives such as this become all the more important in driving and spearheading the conversation around diversity and inclusion in the LNG industry.”

- Anan Abdullatif, 2022 & 2021 Pioneer Finalist

“I was humbled and honored to participate in this excellent awards process. The breadth and depth of experience showcased through the process is truly impressive. Beyond recognition of amazing accomplishments, it creates a very powerful global networking platform for the future. I look forward to supporting this process in any way I can in the future.”

- Hilary Ware, 2021 Conqueror Winner

“Oh my goodness!!! I can’t believe this! Thank you so much! What an incredible honour! Thank you. I am so very proud to have won this award and it means so much; thank you for all your support through the process!”

- Sandra Antonovic, 2022 Judge and 2021 Pioneer Winner

“I am constantly struck by the competitive advantage that businesses fail to grasp, by not realising the huge value of having a truly diverse and inclusive culture. The best businesses, I honestly believe, are those with the values of high diversity, sustainability and safety, delivering the highest returns in the future. I am privileged to work in the EIC, a business that has these strengths, and we have never seen as many opportunities as we do right now. I was honoured to be asked to be a judge at the 2021 Power Play Awards, and anything I can do to promote “Women in LNG” I do gladly and enthusiastically.”

- Stuart Broadley, 2021 Judge

“Many thanks for putting together an exceptional award ceremony. I am honoured to have been named a finalist in the Rising Star Category of the 2021 Power Play Awards alongside exceptional women in the industry. I am super elated to have emerged the winner in this category. Many thanks to the entire Power Play Award team for continuously recognising and promoting women, and men supporting women, in the LNG industry.”

- Tolulope Ijitona, 2022 Judge and 2021 Rising Star Winner

“It has been a fascinating experience [to be a 2021 judge] as I have been extremely inspired by the strengths, faith, resilience and vision of many candidates, and learned so much from them. Thank you [Power Play] for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”

- Yao Li, 2021 Judge


“The ExxonMobil Power Play movement has become a key part of our industry, promoting diversity as well as interaction between companies and people.  As a 2020 winner, as well as 2021 judge, I look forward to continuing my participation as I believe the Power Play is an important way to keep our industry progressive and progressing.”

- Jillian Evanko, 2022 & 2021 Judge and 2020 Rainmaker Winner