POWERful Women – ‘State of the Nation’ Report Launch

POWERful Women (PfW) will in May publish their Annual ‘State of the Nation’ on gender diversity at the top of the UK energy sector.
Join us for for a ‘fringe’ launch event in Aberdeen with livestream followed by a networking lunch.

On the morning of Wednesday 22 May, POWERful Women (PFW) will be publishing their 2024 statistics on the number of women in board, leadership and middle management positions in the UK energy sector.

This year, PfW have joined forces with Bain and Company to benchmark the 80 largest UK energy employers on their gender diversity.

Publishing this data encourages accountability and drives faster, more tangible progress towards a gender-balanced energy workforce in the UK.

The event will examine the progress that’s been made over the last 10 years and how much further there is to go to reach a target of ’40% by 2030’ and a gender-balanced industry.

We look forward to hearing about some of the actions that have made a difference to those who are leading the way on diversity and inclusion.

Programme - Aberdeen

We look forward to welcoming guests to the Aberdeen offices of Scottish Energy Forum Sponsors, Pinsent Masons for a livestream of event taking place in London.


10.00 Registration & Welcome – Katharine Descamps, bp

10.30 Welcome Address – Katie Jackson, Chair, POWERful Women

10.35 Keynote address – Amanda Solloway, Minister for Affordability and Skills

10.50 Annual State of the Nation 2023 Report launch: How close are we to gender balance in the UK energy sector? Katie Jackson, Chair, POWERful Women

11.10 Panel Session: The role of energy companies, government and regulators in shifting the dial
Moderator: Olga Muscat, Head of UK Utilities and Alternative Energy, Bain & Company

Jonathan Brearley, CEO, Ofgem
Rachel Askew-Sammut, Head of Corporate Equalities & Supply Chains Due Diligence, Department for Business and Trade & Parker Review Committee
Fran Woodward, COO, Good Energy

11.55 Q&A

12.15 Closing remarks, Bain & Company representative

12.30 Lunch & networking

14.00 Close