POWERful Connections Breakfast with Laura Sandys – 15 April 2021

We are delighted that POWERful Women co-founder, Board Member, Ambassador and Mentor Laura Sandys has agreed to host a POWERful Connections Breakfast: ‘How to put yourself forward for the energy revolution’ – Showcasing your skills and ideas to help build an energy system of the future on 15 April 2021, from 8.30am-10am (virtual). 


Laura Sandys CBE, co-founder of POWERful Women is a business entrepreneur and political innovator. In both politics and the corporate world, Laura has campaigned for changes in food security, together with resource management and energy markets as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Energy Minister.


She is the CEO of the organisation Challenging Ideas, a creative space for businesses to test ideas, models, and challenge status quo thinking in a safe environment, as well as the Chair of Energy Systems Data Taskforce.


Previously, Laura Sandys has served as the Conservative MP for South Thanet since 2010. She is the former chair of the European Movement UK, a not-for-profit, independent, all-party and grassroots organisation, which calls for closer integration and cooperation at the EU level in areas where collective EU action can deliver better results than individual member states acting on their own. Laura and Challenging Ideas recently launched the ‘Re-Costing Energy’ report, which can be viewed here.


POWERful Connections breakfasts provide 5-8 women on our network with career support focussed on a particular topic and result in a blog for the whole network to enjoy.


To apply for this event, you will need to have 10 years experience, 5 of which should be in energy and be working at a senior or exec level in the energy industry.  Please get in touch with grace@powerfulwomen.org.uk to register your interest in attending and share your CV with a covering note about why you think this breakfast will be meaningful and helpful to you.