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Are women making iroads on energy company boards? While there are “pockets of success”, progress at board level across the sector as a whole is “disappointingly slow”, says POWERful Women, a professional initiative that seeks to promote the professional growth and leadership development of women across the energy sector. It has published annual statistics on the composition of boards in the top 80 UK energy companies which show that:

Women occupy 16% of board seats (a marginal increase from 13% in 2018)

Women occupy 6% of executive board seats (no improvement)

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