Mikala Hickey will be an attendee at this week’s inaugural Women In the Lubricants Industry – No Limits! conference, organised by the United Kingdom Lubricants Association ( UKLA) and taking place on Wednesday at 116 Pall Mall, London. As Deputy Site Manager for Multisol, a global market leader in the formulation, blending and distribution of high value fuel and lubricant additives, base oils and speciality chemicals, she is in charge of a team of 19, including a supervisor, 4 team leaders and an engineer.
Mikala welcomes the UKLA’s initiative to encourage transformation within the industry and will attend the conference with fellow Multisol employees, Lucy Bentley and Gemma Moon. Lucy is Multisol’s Business Compliance Manager and Gemma is UK HSSE Lead. All three are highly regarded within the business and have been recognised for their skills and achievements.
“The Lubricants Industry remains male dominated and a greater breadth of perspective is essential if we are to drive new ideas and spur innovation,” explains Mikala. “Thankfully, Multisol is an enlightened business that believes passionately that equality and diversity are a source for competitive advantage. We are successful because of our people, their knowledge and talent, irrespective of their gender.”
“I hope that the Conference is the first of many industry platforms to reinforce the importance of gender diversity and actively encourage the engagement, recruitment and progression of talented women,” continues Mikala.”Young women planning their school options or career path through university should be in no doubt that the Lubricants Industry means opportunity whether they are looking to study the sciences, as did both Lucy and Gemma, or take a more business oriented route like myself.”
Multisol is a sponsor of the Women in the Lubricants Industry – No Limits! conference, hosted by the UKLA’s Lube Magazine and taking place on Wednesday 11th March. Guest speakers include former RAF Front Line Tornado Pilot Mandy Hickson, Valentina Serra Holm, VP Global Product Marketing, Calumet Speciality Products and President UEIL and Founder of Corrotherm International and Non exec Chairman of Millers Oils, Jan Ward.