Gender diversity is an essential ingredient for any industry as it drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings valuable perspectives to social and economic development and provides a richer pool of talent for key and emerging industries.
Yet, as documented in IRENA’s January 2019 report “Renewable Energy: a Gender Perspective,” the renewables industry continues to be male-dominated.
To advance the role of women as agents of change in society and promote best practices within the wind industry, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has teamed up with the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) to launch the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program.
This program is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, support pathways to leadership positions, and foster a global network of mentorship knowledge-sharing and empowerment.
So what exactly is the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program:
- A dedicated program of training and mentoring for women in the wind industry, aimed at providing its participants with global perspectives, high-level experience and the network to advance to leadership positions;
- A network of mentors among leading women in the wind industry;
- A comprehensive education program that can be expanded upon year-on-year to consistently incorporate the latest technology developments and best practices from the industry, covering the areas of policy and advocacy, project management, project financing, turbine engineering and more;
- A platform to assist leading companies in the sector in identifying talent and reaching new gender equality benchmarks, allowing them to fully leverage their human resources; and,
- A growing network of alumni who can serve as mentors for the next generation of women entering the industry over the next decade, as wind becomes one of the world’s dominant energy sources.
You can support the program by nominating a mentee, becoming a mentor, or partnering with the program. GWEC and GWNET will be launching the program on April 2nd, during WindEurope’s Conference and Exhibition.
Learn more about the program here.
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