Air Date: March 10, 2021
Speakers: Abi Babajide-Ferguson (Shell Deep Water), Lori Fremin (Shell Deep Water)
Abi Babajide-Ferguson is a business performance lead at Shell Deep Water in the male dominated profession of oil and gas. But she’s done a bit of everything, from taking on technical, managerial, and HR roles, to raising two boys and flying planes in her spare time.
Her colleague and mentor at Shell Deep Water, Lori Fremin, is a collaborative leader with strong relationships across the business.
In this session, Abi and Lori discuss how this birdseye view helps them both stay true to themselves AND see new, out-of-the-box ways to find fulfillment and flexibility in their career progression – and how you can do the same.
About the speakers
Abi Babajide-Ferguson, Business Performance Lead
Shell Deep Water
Abi started her career at Shell in 2001. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University and a master’s degree in engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During her time at Shell, Abi has worked in the US, UK and NL. She has held several roles in both technical and management. She is married and has a toddler and preschooler who keep her busy in her other full time job as mommy. Her hobbies include traveling, exercising, singing, listening to music, dancing, and flying (she holds a private pilot’s license).
Lori Fremin, General Manager, Disruptive Thinking
Shell Deep Water
Angelitha L. Daniel graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. After graduation, she served as the Coordinator of Minority Recruitment for PECAP, Pitt’s Engineering Career Access Program (formerly known as the PITT IMPACT Program). In June 2003, she joined NC State University as Assistant Director of the Minority Engineering Program. In that role, she was responsible for the planning and implementation of programs that assist the college in recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented minority students in the College of Engineering. In September 2011, Ms. Daniel began serving as Interim Director of the Minority Engineering Program and appointed Director of the Minority Engineering Program in January 2013. The Minority Engineering Program is a partnership with the Women in Engineering Program. In addition to serving as one of the co-directors of the Women and Minority Engineering Program (WMEP), Angelitha also serves as the Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Engineering for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives.