Industry to achieve gender parity in 2090 – #ChangePays in Energy report


Energy market insights firm S&P Global has released a special report which examines gender diversity in the global energy industry.

Key study findings include:

  • The number of women in senior leadership roles has increased over the past decade,
  • However, much needs to be done to reach gender equality
  • Women still occupy less than one-fifth of senior leadership roles in the global energy industry
  • It would take until 2090 for global C-suite to reach gender parity with the current rate at which women are being employed
  • The share of female board members and women in the C-suite has almost doubled since 2000, reaching 15% and 13% in the global energy sector, respectively.
  • The US maintained a small lead over the global average in C-suite representation, at about 2% higher since 2000. It also exceeds the global average for boards
  • Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia have the highest percentages of women holding C-suite roles

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Alexandra Dimitrijevic, global head of Research at S&P, said: “If there is a bottom line, it’s positive: women’s participation on boards and senior executive roles in the energy industry is accelerating.

“But there’s still more work to be done. We hope this research provides the data, analytics and insights needed to set intentions, take action and make a change.”

The findings are based on original research which includes 799 companies across 30 countries For more information, visit