Strengthening our Culture
Our culture is the cornerstone of who we are.
It guides our interactions with our customers, suppliers, and each other.
A strong corporate culture is critical to the success of every organization. In 2019, our Company became even more transparent and collaborative than ever before.
Since starting our culture journey, we have delivered culture-shaping sessions to more than 3,500 employees around the globe. These sessions provide us an opportunity to come together, align on our goals, and build a universal language that helps drive our mutual success. We stand by our mantra proudly, recognizing the diverse talents and expertise of our employees across the organization, and continuously seek ways to drive more collaboration and integration.
One Weatherford is a moniker that our people do not take lightly. In everything we do, we embrace the reality that we are all responsible for our success. Accepting the toughest challenges together is at the core of what it means to be One Weatherford. Last year showed us that no matter the challenges we face, we can overcome if we work as an integrated organization, and we will continue to rise to every occasion as One Weatherford.
Diversity and Inclusion
Celebrating diversity and encouraging inclusive behaviors are critical to our success.
Our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) networks continued to advance their unique focus areas across geographies, with many initiatives focused on empowerment and education.
Women of Weatherford (WOW) grew globally in 2019, driving positive impact across the organization and our communities through actions such as bias awareness training and actively supporting local organizations that focus on the empowerment of women and the education of girls.
Gay, Lesbian + of One Weatherford (GLOW) continued to mature last year. The network introduced an Ally Handbook and workshop to global community members to discuss the stages of being an effective ally: empathy, knowledge and education, communication, and commitment.
The Young Professionals Network (YPN) helps employees develop business and personal relationships across the organization. Not only that, the philanthropic and social activities offered by YPN make a positive impact on employee morale and help members become more invested in their job.
VetNet serves our veteran population. It supports and improves the lives of veterans within Weatherford and our local community through outreach initiatives, social networking opportunities, recruitment activities, mentorship, and career development.
Also, our D&I team established the Weatherford Mentorship Program in 2019 to encourage mentorship and collaboration within the organization.
Social Media Ambassadors
Our employees are our best storytellers.
They drive our success on the frontlines and wear the Weatherford badge proudly.
In late 2019, we launched a Social Media Heroes program and now have 25 colleagues around the world championing positive messages about Weatherford across all social media channels. Each of these individuals underwent training to equip them to be strong brand ambassadors for our company. Seeing the stories brings pride to us all.
We are a global company with a large local footprint in each of the communities in which we operate.
We must be good corporate and global citizens.
One way we fulfill our responsibilities is by hosting the annual Weatherford Walks event. This year, we raised more than $370,000 for local organizations and the populations they serve.
We also continued to grow our Weatherford WISE (Worldwide Initiative Supporting Education) program with events hosted around the world to encourage students to pursue STEM studies and careers. At one event, our team in Brazil was proud to deliver the first computer lab to Dolorez Garcia Rodrigues School, located in Macaé. We understand the importance of donating both time and resources to ensure our communities and future generations are successful.
During the IKTVA 2020 Forum and Exhibition in Saudi Arabia, Weatherford signed an agreement with the Leading National Academy to sponsor the training of young Saudi females in different vocational disciplines.
This collaboration reaffirms our steadfast commitment to the localization program and our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce.