Under-representation of women at the top of UK energy sector risks industry being ill-equipped for Net Zero – Renewable Energy World

Under-representation of women at the top of UK energy sector risks industry being ill-equipped for Net Zero – Renewable Energy World

 

 

“POWERful Women and PwC have today published the latest ‘state of the nation’ on gender balance at the top of the UK energy industry, revealing that the industry is lacking in gender diversity in its senior ranks.

Year-on-year figures on female representation remain alarmingly low. This lack of diversity and talent lowers companies’ ability to innovate and meet the urgent challenges of the energy transition.

The latest data shows that the energy sector remains significantly below the 33 percent by 2020 target for women on FTSE boards and has a long way to go before meeting POWERful Women’s target of 30 percent for women in executive director roles by 2030.

The prevalence of all-male boards and the extremely small number of companies with any female executive directors remains disappointing.

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