Case Studies

POWERful Women Case Studies

At POWERful Women we want to showcase the people leading the way on gender diversity in the energy sector. Our new case studies feature aspiring women climbing the career ladder as well as senior executives and managers who are committed to making a difference.

By showing what good looks like, we hope these stories will provide inspiration and useful tips for those working on their own careers and for those making improvements in their own companies.

All of the women featured as case studies are registered as POWERful Connections mentors, so if a particular career story resonates with you and you would like to apply for the scheme please mention that particular person on your application form. You can apply here. 

  •   Today, for International Women in Engineering Day 2021, we are delighted to feature Lorna Bennet, Project Engineer in the Operational Performance team at the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE)......

  • CEO of Engie UK – POWERful Women In the third episode of our ‘In conversation’ series with energy leaders, Nicola Lovett discusses her unusual and non-traditional career journey to hold......

  •     Mareike Schmidt is Innovation Lead at Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency driving productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new......

  • Country Chair, Shell UK     This is the second half of the fascinating ‘In Conversation’ video we recorded between Sinead Lynch of Shell UK and Louise Kingham, Chief Executive......

  •   Episode 2 of our ‘In Conversation…’ series with energy leaders features Sinead Lynch of Shell and the PfW Energy Leaders’ Coalition.  In Part 1 of her candid and insightful conversation with Louise Kingham (PfW Board Member and CEO of......

  •   Monika Paplaczyk has been part of Thrive Renewables since 2007, joining the team when the company was managed by Triodos Bank. Thrive is a renewable energy investment company, established......

  • CEO & Founder of Good Energy   In Episode 1 of our ‘In Conversation…’ series with energy leaders recorded during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Juliet Davenport  – CEO & Founder of......

  • What job do you do? My role at Energy Systems Catapult is to provide engineering and technical leadership across a range of energy-related challenges and projects.  Key to this is......

  • What job do you do? I work as a Technical Collaboration Manager within the Systems Integration team in the Energy Systems Catapult. My role involves exploiting the range of funding......

  • What job do you do and what do you love about it? I am the Renewables Practice Manager for the Energy Systems Catapult, a role I was promoted to just......

  • What job do you do and what do you love about it? I am the Senior Vice President for Spirit Energy’s West of Shetland’s assets and a member of the......

  • In our latest case study, we feature POWERful Woman and energy leader Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI. Juliet is Founder and CEO of Good Energy, is a member of our Energy......

  • To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day we are shining a spotlight on two ‘powerful women’ working to transform the future in the energy sector.  Kirsty Townsend and Beatrice d’Eufemia......

  • What job do you do and what do you love about it? As Corporate Policy and Regulation Director for EDF Energy, my role is to monitor what’s happening in energy......

  • What job do you do and what do you love about it? As Balancing Programme Director for the GB electricity system operator I look at how the system and market......

  • What job do you do and what do you love about it? Gemserv is an expert provider of professional services enabling the energy transformation and the data revolution, and I’m......

  • To celebrate Green GB Week and women making waves in the low carbon sector, we are featuring POWERful Woman, Tanya Davies. During her 16-year career, Tanya has risen to become......

  • Nike is a chartered chemical engineer, working as a technical safety engineer in the oil and gas industry. She set herself up as a self-employed contractor 11-years ago, something she......

  • Here’s Tanya Davies, Head of Business Development at Innogy spoke to us exclusively at the POWERful Women Annual Conference in 2018. Click here to view the video on the POWERful......