The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) on behalf of the German Energy Agency (dena) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), under the German bilateral energy partnerships, is excited to highlight the mentors for the second cohort of the “Women in Energy Empowerment” mentoring programme.

Each of these mentors is a senior professional committed to making a difference and having a positive impact on a younger woman’s career in the energy sector. We are proud to have them as part of this programme.

The mentors for this cohort include:


  • Amruta Joshi, Senior Research Fellow (Assistant Professor- Research focused) at WMG, University of Warwick, India
  • Annkathrin Rabe, Originator Green Power at Statkraft, Germany
  • Asli Erem (PhD), Aksa Energy Board Member at Aksa Enerji Üretim A.Ş., Turkiye
  • Belen Gallego, CEO of ATA Insights, Spain
  • Berit Müller, Manager at DGS – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie Landesverband Berlin Brandenburg e.V., Germany
  • Corina Radu, Founder at Impact Market Romania, Romania
  • Diana Süsser, Senior Expert Energy Policies and Transition Aspects at the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy Foundation (IEECP), Germany
  • Dorottya Kriechbaumer, Professor at Campus Burghausen, Hungary
  • Dörte Fouquet, Partner of Counsel at Becker Buettner Held Law Firm, Germany
  • Elena Martínez, Project Manager – International at Alpiq, Spain
  • Emma Baz, Decarbonization Engineer at XCarb Innovation Fund, Spain
  • Ervin Tal-Gutelmacher, Chief Executive Officer at Hydrolite, Israel
  • Filagot Tesfaye, Founder at On Energy Consult and President at EWiEn- Ethiopian Women in Energy, Ethiopia
  • Florencia Rodriguez Lamas, Head Finance Sales Americas at Siemens Energy, Argentina
  • Gelem Del Mar, VP of Implementation Service Agreements EU-AF-AP Generation Service at Siemens Energy, Germany
  • Georgeta Auktor, Senior Project Manager at TUM International GmbH Romani
  • Gökçe Koşvar, Group Strategy Director at Yıldırım Group, Türkiye
  • Gül Avsar, Research Engineer at TUBİTAK SAGE, Türkiye
  • Ifey Ikeonu, Energy Policy & Regulation Consultant, Ghana
  • Iliyana Arnaudova, Senior Manager – Climate Change at Adam Smith International, Bulgaria
  • Ima Khrenova-Shymkina, Program Director, Ukraine
  • Kanoat (Mushtaree) Umurzokova, Founder of Eco Mons Vita & Woolican, Uzbekistan
  • Karin Reiss-Haimbala, Program Manager at UNIDO, Austria
  • María Isabel Roldán Serrano, Decarbonisation of Industrial Processes – Simulation and Virtual Design at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V., Spain
  • Marianella Chabaneau, Chief Operating Officer at Green Enesys, Uruguay
  • Marta Mieres Barcena, Corporate Infrastructure and New Energies – Global Market Development Manager at Honeywell, Spain
  • Natalia Anjaparidze, Member of the Supervisory Board at Air Liquide, Georgia
  • Natalia Mikołajczyk, Managing Associate, Energy & Infrastructure at Linklaters, Poland
  • Nicole Vermeulen, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Green Energy Venture AG, the Netherlands
  • Noa Haberman, Solutions Consultant at Water Energy Solutions, Israel
  • Oksana Roman, Global Development Director Asset & Key Account Management at Bilfinger, Ukraine
  • Olga Lange, Product Manager at Bosch, Germany
  • Paulo Smith Schneider, Professor of Engineering of Energy at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
  • Rashmi Jawahar Ganesh, Project Administrator (Climate Technology and Innovative Finance) at UNIDO, India
  • Rodrigo Carè, Senior Associate – International Arbitration & DIFC Litigation at Horizons & Co Law Firm, Italy
  • Roma Notani, Market Analytics Advisor – Energy Storage at ENGIE North America Inc., India
  • Rosa-Eos Muehlhoelzer, Global Head of Technical Marketing – Grid Technologies, Germany
  • Samar Jaber, Chaiperson / Mechanical Engineer Department, American University of Madaba, Austria
  • Sarah McCormack, Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Selen İnal, Country Advisor, Türkiye at EIT InnoEnergy, Türkiye
  • Sven Teske, Research Director at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Germany
  • Valentyna Beliakova, Operations Manager Solutions Europe at ContourGlobal, Ukraine
  • Vasmijahan Hasanova, Managing Partner | Principal Consultant at the MAS Global Group, Azerbaijan
  • Yamina Saheb, Lead Author at Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, France

Become a Mentor – What’s in it for You?

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.

Stay tuned for updates on the participants and the programme.

1 Comment
  1. Maitreyi Karthik 1 year ago


    I am Maitreyi Karthik, Deputy Programme Manager – Renewable Energy with Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India. I am a clean energy professional and I have experience of about 10 years in the energy & environment sector. I am a member of GWNET and passionate about bringing my experience towards contributing to gender development in the energy domain and would like to mentor professionals about technology aspects, risks, challenges, and the financials of the sector.
    I have provided many energy transition training and am an expert speaker at many national and international conferences. I have authored some major reports about the energy trade and infrastructure in South Asia and the BIMSTEC region with many articles published in major magazines across the globe.

    Looking forward to some good interactions and sharing my knowledge with professionals seeking mentorship in the energy & environment domain.

    Best Regards
    Maitreyi Karthik
    Deputy Programme Manager – Renewable Energy
    Centre for Science and Environment

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