meet the women of chevron richmond

breaking barriers and driving change

For more than a century, women have been an essential part of our Richmond operations, solving some of the biggest energy challenges of the past and working to create the reliable, affordable and ever-cleaner energy that will lead us to a brighter future.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we celebrate and honor the women of Chevron Richmond who broke barriers to become firsts in their fields and the many women helping drive change to a lower carbon future.


elvira's story

this trailblazer isn’t easily intimidated

“Richmond is my hometown and my community. I want to prove that regardless of your gender, you can do the work and succeed. I want more women to work here and Chevron is taking steps to support that.”

— Elvira Figueroa, operator at the Chevron Richmond Refinery

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women are our past, present and future


our own rosie the riveters

In 1945, more than 1,100 women worked for Chevron Richmond to ensure the refinery continued to meet critical energy needs during World War II.


careers at Chevron

these women are powering the world forward

Corena LeDonne — Firefighter

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Janel Edwards – Health, Environment and Safety Specialist

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Marianna Pittner – Chevron Richmond's scientific glass blower

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