"ESG pressure has taken off in the UK. It is a business imperative; you can't not talk about it."
"The US is probably two years behind the UK on ESG, but the shareholder pressure is there now."
"The Oil & Gas industry has a bad reputation. Think what we would have been if we had women at parity."
"There is less emphasis on workforce engagement in the US."
"The culture on some US boards is to protect the board by not telling them things."
As a female director, what are some fundamental ways you can add value?
1. Reaching out to the female networks in your organization.
2. Encourage females to put themselves forward for the next roles.
3. Encourage women to ask for sponsorship.
4. Ensure that diversity runs very deep into the organization right to the point of hire.
"American shareholders want returns, but they also want the environmental improvements. They want it all, and it is possible."
"Disclosure on gender pay: that never would have happened in the US before now...but it will!"
"US boards have very little governance drivers compared to the UK. That said, the focus on business is equal."