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Flame conference and WECS announce Women at Flame Summit

Posted by on 16 December 2019
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As the world of energy is undergoing a profound transformation, businesses across the value chain and relevant stakeholders all over the world are seeking to unlock the proven benefits of more gender-equal teams and leadership, which include heightened innovation and performance.

In order to provide a platform for dialogue on gender equality in global gas and LNG sector, Flame and the Women in Energy, Climate and Sustainability (WECS) Foundation are launching the Women at Flame Summit, being held on 11 May 2020 on the side-lines of the Flame Conference.

About Flame

Flame is Europe’s largest and most influential meeting place for the global gas industry. Taking place on 11 – 13 May, Flame 2020 will provide a vital forum for 600+ gas professionals discuss the role of the gas industry and natural gas infrastructure in the transition to a decarbonised energy system.

Debates on the implementation of the European Green Deal and the profitable scale-up of low carbon gasses will be accompanied by analysis of the outlook for fossil gas and LNG in a landscape shaped by climate policy, air quality concerns and rising global energy consumption.

The conference is renowned for the quality of its speaker faculty, the seniority of its attendees and the scope of its discussions.

About WECS

Women in Energy, Climate and Sustainability (WECS) is a public foundation established to promote gender equality in the context of the energy transition towards carbon neutral economies worldwide, and to facilitate gender diversity and women empowerment in the fields of energy, climate and sustainability.

WECS serves as an enabler for projects and partnerships designed to achieve the objectives of the foundation, which are closely aligned with and supportive of a number of international initiatives, including:

- The Paris Agreement;

- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, Goal 5: Gender Equality and Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy;

- EU strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050.

Who is this event for?

Women at Flame is an exciting new platform for energy professionals to discuss the challenges facing women in the industry. This half day summit is open to anyone with an interest in embracing and developing the talent, value and voice of women in the workplace.


The objectives of the Women at Flame Summit are as follows:

  1. Debate the challenges and the opportunities associated with bridging the gender gap in the sector;
  2. Share practical insights from the leading female executives in the field on their career paths;
  3. Foster knowledge exchange on gender-equal leadership and ways to address the challenges faced by women in their day-to-day work;
  4. Offer hands-on workshop sessions on career mapping and communication designed to facilitate the empowerment of women in the field

Changing Narratives

What is behind the shortage of women in senior roles within the energy industry, and what differences are there across the energy value chain? Join us for an evidence-based look at female representation in the workforce, with a view to identifying potential barriers to career progression and empowering leadership. What good practices can we learn from?

Communicating Effectively

What communication strategies can be deployed to empower women in the workforce? Learn how to counter unconscious bias, develop an effective boardroom manner and feel comfortable speaking in front of a camera. The summit will close with a practical, hands on session running through different communication techniques suitable for peers, press and board members. Comfortable in front of a camera? Then come and improve your written communication skills.

Career mapping and succession planning

Join us to design a practical roadmap for your career future career progression. How best can you negotiate a salary and grade increase? How can you become an effective champion or mentor? Discuss how skills, nepotism, beauty and brains all influence the chances of success. Will the challenges of achieving work life balance always make it more difficult for women to succeed in the workplace?

My story - interviews with senior female and male executives

How have successful women made it to the top in the energy industry? What are the lessons they have learned during their journey to the leadership role they are in today? Are women really reluctant to lead or are men reluctant to be led by women? Join us for honest, practical advice.

Find out more about the Flame conference and the Women at Flame Summit.

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