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Women at Flame - 12 October, 2020

Embracing the talent and value of women at Flame. Created in association with EFET.

Promoting inclusion and collaboration within the gas, LNG and energy industries. Free for Flame attendees.

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. 

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.


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

About Women in Energy, Climate and Sustainability (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.

When is the event taking place?

The Women at Flame summit will take place on 12 October 2020, on the first day of Flame. It can be booked separately or in conjunction with the main conference. 

Places are limited, so be sure to register early.