Women account for half of the world’s
working-age population, so gender inequality is not only a pressing moral
and social issue but also an economic challenge. After decades of progress
towards equal social and economic opportunities for women, the gender gap
remains large, especially in the energy sector.
Women in Energy (WiE) is a
subcommittee of the SPE London Board run by volunteers that has the objective
of promoting gender balance in the energy sector.
The subcommittee organises several
networking events throughout the year and an annual seminar where leaders of
the industry get together to discuss how to achieve gender balance at corporate
level, starting within the personal sphere of influence.