As the renewable energy industry heads into 2023 with rapid transformation and increased demand, it presents an opportunity to achieve greater gender equality and inclusion. Today women make up one-third of the workforce in the energy sector in positions ranging from entry-level to C-Suite executives. Increasing these numbers and improving participation of women in the clean energy sector is critical.
Investments in the energy sector have the potential to contribute to direct economic benefits to women through formal sector employment and providing opportunities to improve livelihoods through small-scale enterprises, development of skills, and professional training. Meaningful gender inclusion in the energy section leads to increased benefits for companies, specifically improved access to talent and critical skills, broadened diversity, enhanced innovation and competitiveness, and improved retention.
This all-female panel of renewable energy leaders will discuss their experiences, challenges, accomplishments, and opportunities in the upcoming year.