Halliburton celebrates the stories from our Women’s employee resource group in Africa and how they improve their community through annual campaigns.
The Halliburton Women Sharing Excellence employee resource group (known among employees as “WSE”) is a diverse network of professionals whose primary objective is to further employee development and leadership competencies, and increase retention for women at Halliburton. Started in 2012, the group boasts over 1,300 members and 10 chapters globally.
One of WSE’s committees focuses on community service. Here’s an example of the group’s great work in Africa.
Every year, the WSE chapter of the “Africa-Other” area (which includes Ghana, the Congo, and Angola) embarks on its annual “Give Back Drive,” a donation campaign that benefits charitable organizations and causes in local communities. In 2021, the chapter chose the following organizations to benefit from the campaign:
Employees and WSE members from the area generously donated monetary funds, in-kind support, and volunteered their time to the efforts. They collected food items, bottled water, toiletries, cleaning products, and creative art materials for the children.
“The Give Back Drive was incredibly successful this year! The children surprised us by performing dances and reading poetry when we came to visit. It was very moving and heartfelt,” said Biliana Da Silva Domingos, Halliburton Completions Tools technical professional and organizer of the event.
“I am proud of the creativity and leadership that the WSE Africa chapter shows as they implement initiatives across the area." - Shankar Narayan, Vice President, Africa-Other Area
In 2020, even with the challenges of a pandemic, the WSE Africa chapter made a difference and improved area communities. Throughout a targeted donation campaign, the WSE Africa chapter collected funds and donated toys, books, learning materials, and food to three orphanages in the area.
The group also raised money for the Centro Neurosurgical, a center that treats children with hydrocephalus, a serious but treatable brain condition. They made donations at socially distanced drop-off locations or through monetary contributions.
“Seeing the smiles and hope that lit up the faces of these children was such a reward to the team,” said Martha Bienu, WSE Chair, Africa. “It was a wonderful way that we, as Halliburton ambassadors, could give back to those in our community.”
WSE Africa has strong support from their executive sponsors and advisors.
“I am proud of the creativity and leadership that the WSE Africa chapter shows as they implement initiatives across the area,” said Shankar Narayan, vice president, Africa-Other Area. “I am humbled with the response we have received from our teams.”
To learn more about Halliburton’s work to support the community, visit our Community page.
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