Diversity at Shell; it’s not just about equality
For Anjali Goyal, Category Analyst in Shell’s Contracting and Procurement Team, the real meaning of diversity at Shell was revealed when her pregnancy was followed by an emergency delivery and premature birth. These events may see a young woman’s career be put on hold. Shell’s flexible response meant her son, her family, her career and the work she did for Shell continued to develop.
Anjali Goyal had only just started with Shell when she found out she was pregnant. She was only two months into her new role based in India.
“When I found out I was pregnant my mind was flooded with thoughts, joy and other mixed emotions and, of course, questions. What timing! Pregnant, and I’d only just started at Shell: my ideal job – new company, new culture, new bosses.
I really should prove myself before asking for ‘favors’. But, even in my very short time at Shell, I’d experienced a culture which encouraged workers to be honest and transparent. Shell responded immediately, warmly and positively.”