The Hawthorn Club is the professional international network for women in the energy industry. Established in 2011, the Club has held events in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Doha and California with eminent speakers such as Ms. Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Ms Mary Nichols Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Lord Stern, Ms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Director of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, The Rt Hon Ed Davey, UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change and Ms. Clara Gaymard, President of GE France.
The success of the energy transition depends on our courage, resilience and belief – all characteristics of successful female leaders. And in a networked industry, what is more logical than networking? The Hawthorn Club combines these essential elements and is therefore a force for change.
-Marie Donnelly, Director of New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation at DG Energy within the European Commission & European Advisory Board Member of The Hawthorn Club
We all agree that tackling climate change is a major challenge, not only for Governments, but businesses too. At the same time, study after study has shown that when women are on boards, companies are more profitable. The Hawthorn Club sits at the nexus of these two challenges and its work will help to create a cleaner, more prosperous future.
-Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board & U.S. Advisory Board Member of The Hawthorn Club
The world is at a turning point, now is the time to redouble efforts and take action to address climate change and we should be looking to women in industry to lead our efforts. The Hawthorn Club provides an inspirational gathering of some of the best and brightest female leaders in the energy field.
-Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The Hawthorn Club is the private sector at its most enterprising in meeting a third sector need. The energy industry needs more women and The Hawthorn Club is bringing together women business leaders and future bright stars. The Hawthorn Club helps to ensure there are senior women to fill senior management and the boardrooms of energy companies in the UK.
-The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
The enthusiasm, passion and expertise of the members are wonderful. The energy industry needs more women; and The Hawthorn Club provides an opportunity to meet the energy industry’s rising stars.
-Lord Nicholas Stern: Chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)