The first anniversary event to celebrate the launch of POWERful Women was held earlier this week in the House of Lords.
Scores of powerful women – and some men (such as Ed Kamm, Chief Customer Officer at First Utility, and Bob Keiller, Chief Exective, John Wood Group) – gathered to hear the keynote speeches from Ruth Cairnie, Independent Director, and the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women.
Guests included Tess Sundelin (Managing Director, Green Hedge Group) Jack Gritt from Jacobs, Kate Baxter (Lightsource Renewable Energy) Maria McCaffery (Chief Executive, Renewables UK) Julia Clarke (Director, Scottish Energy News Ltd) Deirdre Michie (Chief Executive, Oil and Gas UK) Rosie MacRae (SSE), Tracey Siddle (Good Energy) and Tracey Phillipson (Energy Institute).
In a light-hearted comment at the end of her speech – celebrating the progress of POWERful Women in its first year – MP Morgan commented on the strong ‘brand’ name for the organisation, but added:
“Some names and some brands are better than others, but few can match the ‘full on’ impact of one such group I came across to promote women in the construction industry, which was called CHICKS WITH BRICKS”.
A full report of Morgan’s address will be published shortly in Scottish Energy News.
For more information:
POWERful Women: www.powerfulwomen.org.uk
Women’s Engineering Society: www.wes.org.uk