Progress towards gender balance at the top tables of the UK energy industry remains shockingly slow. Women are also underrepresented in the executive pipeline and recent research has revealed that women in middle management experience real barriers in cultivating their career and reaching the C-suite. Steps is proud to join a fantastic line-up of high-level, influential speakers from government and business at the POWERful Women’s fifth Annual Conference to explore how the sector can advance gender equality and build more inclusive, supportive cultures that harness the potential of female talent now, and in the future.
The one day conference will take place on 22nd November with the theme ‘How the energy sector can build inclusive cultures and deliver on diversity goals’.
A hybrid event (in-person at the BEIS Conference Centre in London and streamed online) the conference is open to senior professionals working in the UK energy sector. Attendees will engage with peers, key influencers and women working in the industry to discuss gender diversity and the inclusion issues of the day. Steps will be leading a session on courageous conversations – using our unique experiential approach to highlight the positives, pitfalls and potential of effective career and development conversations.
From asking for career development, support or a pay rise to challenging bias or non-inclusive behaviours, we have all at some stage had to have a difficult conversation with our peers, line managers or leadership team. Or perhaps you are a manager who wants to ensure you are approaching conversations with your team members in the most inclusive, sensitive and productive way. Using interactive scenarios, this workshop will explore constructive approaches for genuine, honest dialogue, active listening and shared learning. Attendees will leave with practical tools and techniques to enable courageous conversations that bring positive results for everyone.
We’re delighted to be partnering with POWERful Women to explore a topic that is at the heart of the energy sector and a crucial component of how we tackle the ongoing climate emergency.