The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) in partnership with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), as part of the OSCE ExB Project on “Promoting women’s economic empowerment in the energy sector for energy security and sustainability in Central Asia” is happy to announce the mentors for the “Empowering Central Asian Women in Renewable Energy” mentoring program.

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 program.

The selected mentors for this year’s program include:

  • Aïda Ben Hassen Trabelsi, Researcher, CRTen, Tunisia
  • Alfiya Akhrorova, Head of Research Center “Energy”, Tajik Technical University, Tajikistan
  • Ana Sturua, Director Legal and Administrative, Parvus Group, Georgia
  • Arwa Guesmi, Manager – Government and Public Services, Deloitte, Tunisia
  • Ayleen Sadvakassova, APAC Business Development Manager, Atlas Professionals, Kazakhstan
  • Belén Gallego, Chief Executive Officer, ATA Insights, Spain
  • Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer, Board Member, GWNET, Austria
  • Christine Lins, Executive Director, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, Austria
  • Daphne Pit, Founder, Pit Pure Power, Holland
  • Gulmira Rakhimova, Advisor to Chief Executive Officer, Almex Project LLP, Kazakhstan
  • Honorata Nyga-Łukaszewska, Lecturer, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  • Iryna Gerasymenko, Specialist on Business Development Services for SMEs, UNDP Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Juliane van Voorst tot Voorst, Independent Consultant & Advisor, Conlineare, Brazil
  • Katharina Krell, Director, Greenovate Ltd, Germany
  • Krishnan Rajagopalan, Chief Operating Officer, Greenleaf, India
  • Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, Principal Engineer – Wind & Site, Wind Pioneers, India
  • Lubna Dheisat, Projects Manager, Kawar Energy, Jordan
  • Marianna Budaragina, Principal Consultant – Energy and Carbon Regulations, Ricardo Energy & Environment, Ukraine
  • Mohit Vyas, Manager – Business Development, Enel Green Power, India
  • Nidhi Gupta, Associate Director, environmental design solutions, India
  • Olena Rubanenko, Research Associate Professor, Vinnitsia National Technical University, Ukraine
  • Olga Utchavo Madeira, Director of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Mozambique Electricity, Mozambique
  • Phumzile Sibisi, Deputy head: Customer and Retail Services Department at Electricity Unit, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
  • Pia Alina Lange, Director Public Affairs & Communications, European Aluminium, Austria
  • Silvia Sartori, Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Manager, ENERGIA, Italy
  • Sonia Zavesky, Director, Zavesky Consulting, Australia
  • Wendy Sanassee, Director of Haiti Operations at EarthSpark International, Mauritius
  • Yousra Jemmal, Energy Engineer, KRAFTBLOCK, Morocco
  • Yulia Galustian, Gender expert, USAID Energy Security Project, Ukraine

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.


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