- Ernst & Young’s Talent at the Table: Index of women in power and utilities concluded that Duke Energy Corp offers more opportunity to women than any other of the industry’s biggest 100 companies worldwide.
- The report found the utility and power industry offers more gender diversity than infrastructure industries like telecommunications, oil and gas, or mining, but less diversity than consumer services.
- The top five companies for gender diversity are Duke Energy (U.S.) – 7.04 score of 10, Sempra Energy (U.S.) – 6.40, Eskom Holdings (South Africa) – 5.75, Alpiq Holdings (Switzerland) – 5.00, and Tenaga Nasional (Malaysia) – 3.80.
Of the world’s top 100 power and utility companies, women make up 4% of the board executives, 18% of non-executive directors, 15% of board members (executive and non-executive), and 12% of senior management teams.
The second five companies on the list: China Resources Power Holdings (China) – 3.28, Centrica (UK) –3.13, Hokkaido Electric Power (Japan) – 3.00, Origin Energy (Australia) –2.93, and Hydro-Quebec (Canada) – 2.81.
The top five countries for companies with women on their boards, across all industries, were Norway (40.9%), Sweden (27.0%), Finland (26.8%), France (18.3%), and the UK (17.3%).