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February 2024 Update

Discover TIDE’s undercurrent, bringing you the current happenings in the EDI world.

Industry News

In this issue:

Good Practice Case Studies

We are collecting different examples of good practice to help companies solve the ED&I challenges facing the sector.

If you have successfully implemented an EDI initiative that you think other companies could benefit from, please let us know. The form is simple to fill out and we’ll help you work it up to a case study.

Suggest a Good Practice case study

International Women’s Day, 08 March: Courses Available!

Just one week to go till International Women’s Day!

Ahead of International Women’s Day we have highlighted courses specifically aimed at helping women to progress:

IWD 1 week

EMPOWER: Career Development Programme for Women

Skills4 award-winning Career Development Training Programme has been designed to help women in the workplace further their careers in the UK business environment.

Within one year of completing the programme over two-thirds of the participants have been promoted and the programme has helped over 10,000 women achieve greater career success.

The career development training programme is available as a three-month or six-month programme and can be delivered in a face to face or webinar format.

Find out more about the course and modules and to make an enquiry visit the Skills4 website.

Women in Energy Personal Development Coaching Programme 

From March 2024 Women to Work are running a series of 8 coaching workshops covering a range of topics and an opportunity to meet, connect and build relationships with other women in the energy industry as well as have time to focus on your own personal development and work and life aspirations.

Making industry specific programmes can be helpful to the women in the industry – creating opportunities for connections, exploring and discussing industry specific issues as well as topics that raise common themes for many women.

If you work in the Energy Industry and would like to find out more about this programme or to book a place you can visit the website or send an email at:

Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme

The Leaders Plus Fellowship is an award-winning programme open to parents from all sectors who are progressing careers in leadership and management.

The Fellowship supports you to pursue ambitious roles whilst balancing home life, equipping you with the essential tools to thrive at work whilst still enjoying time with your family.

The Fellowship is open to all parents internationally who have children and applications are welcome from those who are traditionally underrepresented in leadership positions and offer online/blended course options and hardship fund places to help facilitate this.

Find out more and make an application on the website.

Upcoming Events/Training

EUK 7 March

Breakfast Briefing: Breaking physical barriers to inclusivity

7th March 2024, 9am – 10am (online)

Join us to hear experts from inside and outside the energy industry talk about how we can eliminate barriers to enhancing the work environment for women in operational roles.

We’ll be thinking about how we can drive positive changes to attract women to the energy sector, why are we still discussing these issues in 2024, and what steps companies can take to ensure workplaces are inclusive for everyone.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Juliette Sanders, Director of Strategic Communications, Energy UK (Chair)
  • Katherine Evans, Mining Geologist and Founder of Bold as Brass
  • Faye McFarlane, Assistant Business Development Manager, Specialist Marine Consultants
  • Katy Robinson, Senior Project Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Find our more and register for Energy UK’s Breakfast Briefing.  

Women in Utilities Awards 2024

27th June 2024, Grand Connaught Rooms, London 

The inaugural Women in Utilities Awards is back in June to shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements of women in the utilities sector and the individuals and organisations that champion them.  

Join and find out more about the inaugural Women in Utilities Awards. 

EDI Top Tip

Swap corporate jargon for accessible alternatives

Using corporate jargon can mean you exclude people from your message. Rather than improving understanding, corporate language can often confuse people, particularly those with additional needs.

Scope, the disability equality charity, explains how you can speak, write and communicate more clearly at work with accessible alternatives to office jargon.  

Further information and guidance on ‘Swapping corporate jargon for accessible alternatives’.