Renewable UK launches new campaign tool to boost gender equality in energy sector

Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive of Good Energy is one of  the handful of women in top energy jobs.
Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive of Good Energy, is one of the handful of women in top energy jobs.

An energy trade association has launched a new database of women in renewables to promote gender equality in the energy sector.  

The aim of the crowd-sourced Renewable UK database is to make it easier for those organising industry events to identify female experts and invite them as speakers.

The Switch initiative complements other work underway in the sector on gender issues.

Research by the POWERful Women campaign group shows that 50% of the top 80 companies across the energy sector have all-male boards, and just 6% of executive board members are female.

Project Coordinator Alicia Green said: “The Switch List is an innovative tool which has the potential to break the mould at industry events.

“Our sector should reflect the new ideas and new people working to power the future; women are stepping up to the podium confidently but there’s still a disparity when it comes to gender balance at industry events.

“Our new database, the Switch List, will showcase the female gamechangers working in the renewable energy sector. Signing up to the free list will not only raise their profile – it will also inspire and encourage the next generation to emulate their success”. 

21 Jun 2018

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