POWERful Women Annual Conference 2022

November 22, 2022 – November 22, 2022
09:30 am – 04:30 pm
POWERful Women

POWERful Women is working towards a gender-balanced, diverse and inclusive UK energy sector for a net zero future.


Our fifth Annual Conference on 22nd November is the forum for UK energy companies and their leaders to engage with peers, key influencers and women working in the industry, to discuss the gender diversity and inclusion issues of the day.


Progress towards gender balance at the top of the UK energy industry remains shockingly slow. Statistics published this year showed that 75% of companies have no women in executive director positions and women still occupy only 27% of all board seats. Women are also underrepresented in the executive pipeline and our recent research showed that women in middle management experience real barriers in cultivating their career and reaching the C-suite.


At this year’s Annual Conference, our great line-up of high-level speakers will discuss how companies can build more inclusive cultures and deliver on their diversity goals. We will share “what works well” (and what doesn’t), and we’ll learn from other sectors that have made positive progress.


Practical tips and strategies on inclusion will be explored in an afternoon of workshops, and attendees will also have the opportunity for ‘speed mentoring’ and networking over lunch. The day will end with a drinks reception open to everyone.


This year’s Conference will be a hybrid event: in-person at BEIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET and streamed online (expert DEI workshops to be delivered in person ONLY).


Live Stream (FREE) via Zoom – this ticket grants access to the morning plenary sessions of the Conference and will take place between 10.00 – 13.15 GMT.

In Person (FREE) – this ticket grants F2F access to the morning plenary sessions of the Conference and will take place between 09.30 – 14.45 GMT.

In Person (PAID) – £50 – this ticket grants F2F access to the entire Conference, including our practical DEI workshops and will take place between 09.30 – 16.30, followed by a networking drinks reception.


Check out our programme below and register now.

PROGRAMME (provisional)

09.30 Registration and coffee


10.00 Welcome Address

Katie Jackson, Chair POWERful Women


10.10 Ministerial Address


10.25 POWERful Women update and launch of Energy Leaders’ Coalition Annual Report 2022

Katie Jackson, Chair, POWERful Women


10.45 Session 1 – What does good inclusive culture and diversity look like?

Keynote address – tbc


  • Fiona Hathorn, CEO, Women on Boards
  • Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
  • Maham El-Shoura, Associate Partner, Bain & Company
  • Remaining panel to be confirmed
  • Q&A


12.00 Session 2 – How do we deliver change and why does it matter?

Moderator: Matthew Wright, POWERful Women Board member & Head of Strategy & Regulation, National Grid ESO

Energy Leaders Fireside Chat

  • Monica Collings, CEO, So Energy
  • Matthew Wright, PfW Board Member


  • Monica Collings, CEO, So Energy
  • Remaining panel to be confirmed
  • Q&A


13.15 Lunch, networking and ’Speed mentoring’ with industry role models


  • Aniela Foster-Turner, Legal Director, Gore Street Capital
  • Lamé Verre, Head of Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability, SSE
  • Nina Skorupska CBE, Chief Executive, REA


14.45 Workshops: delivering inclusive cultures in practice


16.15 Conference reflections and thanks

Katie Jackson, Chair, POWERful Women


16.30 Confrence ends/drinks reception



More information about sponsorship packages can be obtained by emailing gworrall@powerfulwomen.org.uk.