Planet Beyond x IPF24 mini series

Women in Wind

Employees onboard the Fugro Aquarius


25 Jun 2024

The Planet Beyond team has been recording live from the International Partnering Forum (IPF) 2024 in New Orleans. In this episode, host Jon Baston-Pitt is joined by three prominent women leaders in the offshore wind industry in the Americas Liz Burdock from Oceantic Network, Jennifer Cullen from Vineyard Wind, and Celine Gerson from Fugro.

The guests highlight the significant contributions of women leaders in shaping the industry as we see it today, and how there is a long road ahead to increase on the 21% of women who currently work in the industry. They share the benefits from fostering a diverse workforce and discuss the industry's evolving landscape.

We learn how the insights and experiences of that diverse workforce are driving innovation and community engagement, and why they advocate for a collective approach between government, academia and commercial organisations in offering career development programmes to build a strong pipeline of talent if the industry is to achieve the goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore energy by 2030.

Join us to hear how these women are inspiring the next generation and shaping the future of offshore wind.


Jon Baston-Pitt, Fugro


  • Liz Burdock, President and CEO, Oceantic Network

  • Jennifer Cullen, Director of Labour Relations and Workforce development, Vineyard Wind

  • Céline Gerson, President and Group Director for the Americas, Fugro

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