“Powerful Women will be a force for positive change in the industry. No-one will let up until we know that anyone with talent will be able to get to the top.”
– Greg Clark MP, Business Secretary
Our conference in 2018 provided an opportunity for us all to better understand the current state of play in the sector, to examine the challenges that we are facing and to contribute to the solutions. It was also a rare opportunity to network and learn from each other.
A new initiative was launched on 22 May 2018 to drive up the number of women at senior levels and middle management in the UK’s energy industry. The Energy Leaders’ Coalition comprises eight of the leading CEOs from the UK’s energy sector who are making a public declaration to improve gender diversity in their companies and in the sector as a whole.
Business Secretary Greg Clark MP welcomed the Energy Leaders’ Coalition , citing: “If companies fail to have diversity at the top of their business they are missing out on the full talent available to them,”
“While some energy companies have made progress to improve diversity in the boardroom, we need all companies in this sector to step up. Foresighted initiatives like this new coalition will break down barriers and help ensure that women are not held back and are given equal opportunities in the workplace.’”