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Wed, 22 May



POWERful Women’s State of the Nation 2024

We are delighted to share POWERful Women's Launch of Annual Statistics on female representation at the top of the UK energy sector 22 May 10.00–14.00 BST (hybrid event)

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POWERful Women’s State of the Nation 2024
POWERful Women’s State of the Nation 2024

Time & Location

22 May 2024, 10:00 – 14:00


About the event

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"London / Aberdeen / online

On the morning of Wednesday 22 May, we’ll be publishing our 2024 statistics on the number of women in board, leadership and middle management positions in the UK energy sector.

The report launch will take place in London and will be livestreamed online and at a special networking event in Aberdeen with the Scottish Energy Forum – see details below.

About our annual State of the Nation

For this important annual event in POWERful Women’s calendar – and in the year of our 10th anniversary - we 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.

And a decade on from when we first started reporting, we’ll be looking at the progress that’s been made over the last 10 years and how much further we have to go towards our ’40% by 2030’ target and a gender-balanced industry.

We’ll also be sharing some of the actions that have made a difference to those who are leading the way on diversity and inclusion.

LAST YEAR, our data showed that women remain under-represented, occupying just 29% of board seats, 16% of executive director roles and 32% of middle management roles. This was higher than in 2022 but progress remains incremental and a fifth of companies still had no women on their boards.

So what will this year’s data reveal? And how should organisations respond?


Join us at 10am for the big data reveal – and a lively debate on the results and next steps from a great line-up of speakers from business leadership, government, regulators and women working in the industry.(See below for programme.)

The launch is free to attend and aimed at diversity changemakers - company leaders, line managers, DEI experts, business influencers and male allies. Anyone interested in better diversity and inclusion is welcome to join online.

REGISTER for your free tickets to attend in one of three ways:

· at Bain & Company’s offices in London

· online for the livestream

· at Scottish Energy Forum’s special networking event in Aberdeen, where the launch will be livestreamed

Just click on ‘Select tickets’ above and choose your preference.

Our thanks to the Scottish Energy Forum for partnering with us in our special 10th anniversary year to host the livestreaming event. It will take place at Pinsent Masons offices, 13 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YL, with a capacity of 36 (so be quick!)


10.00 Registration & networking

10.30 Welcome Address

Katie Jackson, Chair, POWERful Women

10.35 Keynote address

Amanda Solloway MP, Minister for Affordability and Skills, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

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, Senior Partner, Head of the UK utilities practice, Bain & Company


o Cordi O'Hara, President, National Grid Electricity Distribution

o Jonathan Brearley, CEO, Ofgem

o Rachel Askew-Sammut, Head of Corporate Equalities & Supply Chains Due Diligence, Department for Business and Trade & Parker Review Committee

o Fran Woodward, COO, Good Energy

11.55 Q&A

12.15 Closing remarks

Bain & Company representative

12.30 Lunch & networking

14.00 Close"

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