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Women in Energy

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Women play a growing part in the world of energy ranging from expert engineering skills to senior financial and executive responsibilities and new business development. This trend has accelerated over the last decade.

ACCESS FOR WOMEN IN ENERGY (WIE) offers women a peer-group platform to meet with their contemporaries in both the private and the public sectors across the world of energy.

The group provides female energy experts a valuable networking platform. Regular roundtable discussions and events are organised to discuss key energy issues from around the world. The group also offers an opportunity for female graduates to build a valuable network as they shape their careers and/or carry forward their own projects.

ACCESS FOR WOMEN IN ENERGY is a not-for-profit sister organisation to the Windsor Energy Group (WEG), which is chaired by Lord Howell, and provides high-level exchanges between senior figures in the public and private sectors concerned with energy geopolitics.


ACCESS FOR WOMEN IN ENERGY was founded in 2007 by Dr Carole Nakhle, who is the director of Crystol Energy. The group is chaired by Lady Judge (The Hon. Barbara Thomas) who chairs the Pension Protection Fund.


ACCESS FOR WOMEN IN ENERGY holds quarterly sponsored business meetings, seminars and roundtable discussions to address strategic issues involving energy globally. The attendance is equally divided between female and male participants. The launch of these events took place on July 23rd, 2007 at Eversheds LLP and focused on the sustainability of Nuclear Energy. It also provides an intranet service to enable members to exchange news, identify new business and entrepreneurship, fill job vacancies, connect with Government policies and promote their own expertise.

Members receive the monthly WEG newsletter distributed by email to update them on global energy geopolitics.

The secretariat is provided by MEC International, Ltd.