Why write about greatness?
Mireille Toulekima is an entrepreneur in the energy sector who founded the independent consulting company MT Energy Resources based in Perth (Australia). Before starting her entrepreneurial journey, Mireille had a 20 years accomplished international career in the oil and gas industry working for different corporations with assignments in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. A petroleum engineer by background, she worked on important oil and gas development projects in developing and emerging markets where she gained her experience in Local Content. She is a Key Enabler with respect to Local Content in the oil and gas industry and has worked with oil and gas government representatives, energy council representatives, senior managers and corporate affairs representatives across the world.
Mireille is also an advocate for diversity and women’s advancement in the energy industry. In 2015 she started the “Energy Angels Foundation” project with the objective to reach out and sponsor underprivileged African girls to study subjects related to the energy sector in prestigious and high profile schools and universities across the world.
A sought after international speaker at conferences on Local Content, Women’s Leadership, STEM and Education, Mireille has been identified and recognized as one of the women of influence in the energy industry worldwide. She published her first book in 2015. It was called “Local Content Key Enabler for Oil and Gas Projects in Emerging Markets: Investing, Developing and Providing Oversight in Countries of Operation“. The Oil and Gas industry has met this release with great acclaim, further launching Mireille’s expertise in emerging markets and placing her firmly in the limelight as an energy expert, TV and Radio personality, motivational speaker and inspirational leader.
Mireille came a long way from her humble beginnings in the small African country of Gabon to becoming the global inspirational leader, public figure, global energy expert and women in STEM role model she has become. Looking back over the years, she is grateful for all aspects of her life, for the people she’s met along the way and for the world of learning that has helped her navigate through to her greatness. She decided to become great despite being often constantly told otherwise and what she has focused on, she has attracted and brought about in her life. From little acorns, great oaks have grown!
In her recently published book “Stepping into your greatness: Twelve rules for building an outstanding life“, Mireille has stepped out of her focus on Energy, Local Content and Emerging Markets to express her passion for personal development and greatness sharing with readers the rules she thinks have brought greatness into her life.
Her book is an inspiration to those who believe or have been told – as she was often told by many – that they will never attain greatness.
Mireille’s intention is to give readers hope for an outstanding life by facing every obstacle with strength and optimism. She encourages them to have a positive attitude to life that will serve a lasting legacy.
From “Stepping into your greatness: Twelve rules for building an outstanding life” by Mireille Toulekima