GENDER & ETHNICITY IN THE OFFSHORE WIND SECTOR
Since the launch of the OWIC Best Practice Guide in 2020, the recognition of gender and ethnic diversity as a source of value creation has risen in importance within organisations in the offshore wind industry in the UK. However, the pace of change needs to increase so that a cultural shift takes place throughout the value chain.
This will be required if we are to meet the diversity objectives and targets we have set ourselves as an industry. We hope that this updated guide, which the Diversity group within the People & Skills workstream of the offshore wind sector deal has been instrumental in developing, gives people in the UK offshore wind sector at all levels ideas and inspiration for how their organisation can be transformed for the better so that it is more representative of society as a whole and leads to our industry being recognised as a shining example to others around the world.
Diversity makes us stronger
Offshore Wind is the backbone of our energy transition and climate action is for everyone. As our industry begins to give serious attention to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we send a strong message about expectations and open our minds to the needs of the whole of society.
We all need to see people like ourselves reflected in the roles we aspire to and this OWIC Diversity and Inclusion Best Practice Guide supports and inspires us to challenge and improve practice.
I hope we can stand side by side and ensure that this energy transition is a fair one. Implementing the guidance in this excellent resource will be an important step on a journey we must take together.
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Voice At The Table partners with organisations on their Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Journey. Aim is to help clients to the next stage on their ED&I journey through personalised consulting, tailored development programmes and/or awareness raising sessions. Projects include: Working with the top team to design an ED&I ambition, creating an ED&I strategy and action plan, developing an inclusive culture and designing an inclusive employee life cycle. Clients Voice At The Table has worked with include: Taylor Hopkinson, ENGIE, CreativeAssembly, Jagex, TalkTalk, NetworkRail, WISE and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Voice At The Table works in partnership with Taylor Hopkinson offering D&I training in the Offshore Wind Sector. Inge specialises in working with the tech & engineering industry to help recruit, retain and advance a wider range of talent. She brings 10+ years of experience working in inclusion and has previously worked for a decade at Siemens and Shell.
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