Every year we report on gender diversity in the UK energy industry.
In 2023 we have once again worked with PwC UK to gather and publish statistics on the number of women in board roles (exec and non-exec), in leadership and in middle management roles within the top 80 energy companies in the UK, focussing on the most significant employers. This shows how much progress is being made towards the 40% target for female representation.
Below we present our 2023 Company Board Statistics and further down and in our summary report (link below), we also set out this year’s data on women in leadership and middle management:
Please contact us to download the above infographics.
“At this critical time when the energy system is changing, companies need to change too. The industry needs much better diversity so that it has the innovation and leadership for a successful energy transition and is much more representative of the consumers it serves.”
– Katie Jackson, Chair, POWERful Women
“With an increasingly urgent need to develop and cultivate the skills needed to drive energy transition, diversity in our workforce has a critical role to play in ensuring we meet our net zero ambitions. I’m delighted to be chairing the panel discussion at this year’s POWERful Women Annual State of the Nation event and am looking forward to a lively and insightful discussion.”
– Elisabeth Hunt, Partner, PwC UK
Why report this data?
Publication of the annual statistics is an important part of POWERful Women’s campaigning and reporting work.
Gathering, monitoring and reporting data provides transparency and drives tangible progress towards diversity targets – “what gets measured gets managed”
This exercise is part of the constructive support PfW provides to UK energy companies, such as the Energy Leaders’ Coalition, in setting clear expectations and encouraging ambition and action.
We would like to thank PwC UK for their support once again for our Annual State of the Nation data analysis. We are grateful to all the companies and stakeholders who have provided input and who are working hard to improve their gender balance within their own organisations and in the energy sector as a whole.