In Energy Voice today:
‘Scot Gov return-to-work pledge ‘keeps women in sector’, Aberdeen energy lead says. The £5 million initiative to get 2000 women back to work proposed within Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay’s draft budget could certainly provide benefits for the energy sector. Getting women to remain in oil and gas after having children is essential to the current evolution of our industry, as Equinor has shown by offering equal male and female parental leave. We’ve seen different return to work schemes and we as an organisation think they’re a great idea. When women return, the technology might have changed, how we work might have changed and even our outlook on life changes, so we’ve seen returnships work and make a difference. In the energy sector we need to retain good people so anything like this is a positive step.’
Other evidence of progress already reported here:
Economic contribution of Scottish women-owned businesses grows by nearly twice the rate of UK
Scottish politics is third best in world for women’s empowerment and well ahead of UK
Scotland first again, again and again: women on public boards?