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Jill Shedden

Jill has been sponsor of a number of programmes at Centrica, involving many events, networking and online resources to champion gender diversity. She is also the founder and sponsor of the Centrica Women’s Network, which was built around the question ‘how can diversity and inclusion help Centrica achieve its strategy?’ She has also been heavily involved in the launch of pilot returnship programme, to support experienced professionals to get back to work after a career break. Centrica made a pledge to Powerful Women during international women’s day and national apprenticeship week to increase the number of female engineers by supporting at least 50 females on career development and mentoring. Externally, Jill is a member of the Women’s Business Council, set up by the Government in 2012 to advise ministers on how to maximise women’s contribution to the future economic growth of the country. She has spoken at local school events about women and careers based on her own experiences and success, and was awarded an MBE in this year’s New Honours list for her services to women in business.