The co-founder of an organisation which aims to boost gender balance in the oil and gas industry will pick up a prestigious award from the Women’s Business Council at a reception held at the House of Commons.
Jenny Junnier, chair of the AXIS Network and a senior manager at Deloitte in Aberdeen, will receive the Women’s Business Council award for ‘Getting On’ – an award given to those who help women enhance their careers.
The awards, now in their third year, celebrate professionals working to support women’s contributions to economic growth.
Founded in 2014, the AXIS Network, aims to promote gender diversity in the oil and gas industry. Over the last 3 years Jenny and the AXIS Network committee have grown the group from 20 to more than 620 members from 160 organisations in the North East of Scotland.
Jenny said: “It’s an honour to receive recognition for what we’re trying to achieve in the oil and gas industry. When we launched, we didn’t appreciate that oil and gas was about to enter one of its toughest-ever periods. Back in 2014, we struggled to find any women heading up energy companies in Aberdeen, but now you can point to a number in senior positions.
“As the industry recovers and seeks to implement the recommendations laid out in the Wood Review, women have an increasingly important role to play – providing an alternative view of how to take oil and gas forward and build a more collaborative future.”