Wednesday 4 March
14.00 – 17.00
Burges Salmon, London EC4A 3BF
EWiRE brings together leading players in the sector with policy makers and regulators to discuss key topics and to help to develop the skills to enable women in the clean energy sector to take positions on boards and in senior management. A key part of this work is ensuring women are supported and don’t drop out of the workforce. According to PWC, around two thirds of women return to work below their potential and fully addressing the ‘career break penalty’, is not only good for women, it could increase UK economic output by £1.7billion
Our next event will take place on 4 March, kindly hosted by Burges Salmon and is focused on transitioning back to work after a career break, due to caring responsibilities or parental leave of any kind. Returning from a career break can be a daunting experience and this event is designed for everyone to come and share their experience of how they’ve successfully transitioned back to work as well as those who are looking to get up to speed on recent changes in the net zero transition and policy landscape.
2020 is a crucial year – the first of the ‘decade to make a difference’ and the first of a new five-year parliament, with COP26 being held in November, in Glasgow.
The last 12 months saw a significant shift in public opinion; millions of protesters, from school children to pensioners, took to the streets to campaign for our planet’s future. We now have a net zero carbon emissions goal set in legislation and over 260 local authorities declaring a climate emergency. Our collective challenge is to turn these ambitions into action at an unprecedented speed and scale to achieve net zero by 2050 or ideally sooner.
At the event, industry experts will share their insights on what has changed in the sector over the last 12 months. This will be followed by a panel discussion addressing important points including:
- how we, as an industry, can retain female talent
- planning for leave,
- managing a smooth return to work,
- keeping in touch,
- what more EWIRE can do to enable people to stay connected.
We will hear from key speakers including:
- Claire Addison, head of regulation, Flextricity
- Tanya Davies, head of business development, Northern Europe, Innogy
- Rachel Hayes, head of networks and development, Regen
The event will end with wine and networking and we hope you’ll leave the event informed, inspired and better connected.
The event is kindly hosted by Burges Salmon.