GWNET leads the development of women mentoring programmes as well as the matchmaking of mentors and mentees within the sustainable energy sector. In this regard, GWNET has led or is leading the following mentorship programmes (click on each heading below to learn more):
GWNET Mentoring Programme 1/2018 – this programme ran from April 2018 to March 2019, with a cohort of 10 women mentees, and a participant group ranging from Africa, China and Europe to the Middle East, North and Latin America.
GWNET Mentoring Programme 2/2019 – this 12-month programme began in March 2019 with over 20 mentees from around the world. Besides the bilateral mentor-mentee relationship, the programme offers a series of knowledge-transfer webinars.
The Women in Wind Global Leadership Programme – this 9-month programme began in May 2019, with a cohort of 8 mentees from around the world. It is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, support their pathway to leadership positions and foster a global network of mentorship, knowledge-sharing and empowerment. This programme is jointly organised with the Global Wind Energy Council.
Regional Mentoring Programmes for Latin American Countries (LAC) as well as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – this upcoming programme is set to launch in October 2019, and is designed to accelerate the careers of women in junior/middle management positions in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector. This programme is organised in partnership with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
People-Centered Accelerator Mentoring Programme for Women in Energy Access – this upcoming African mentoring programme is focused on women working in the area of energy access, as part of the People-Centered Accelerator. This programme will focus on Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia, and is designed to accelerate the careers of women in junior/middle management positions in energy access from all actors of the value chain (e.g. start-ups, utilities etc). This programme is organised in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).
Become a Mentor
GWNET is looking for senior professionals who are eager to make a difference and have a positive impact on a younger woman’s career in the energy sector. With the ever-changing dynamics of the business fields, digitalisation, knowledge and knowledge sharing has become more important than ever.
As a mentor, you get the opportunity to give something valuable back to more junior professionals and to expand your own knowledge through the mentees’ perspective. Mentoring will contribute to personal and professional development for both you and your mentee, as well as, shaping the direction of future generations within your field of expertise. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor in one of GWNET’s mentoring programmes (which involves approx. 1 – 1.5 hours of engagement per month plus optional participation in knowledge-transfer webinars), kindly fill in our Mentor Datasheet.
Meet the Women in the Energy Transition
GWNET’s second Global Mentoring Programme began in March 2019 with over 20 mentee-mentor tandems. Read the inspiring stories of the mentorship participants below, as part of our “Meet the Women in the Energy Transition” series.