Diversity in background and geography are driving principles of the program. In 2022, its fourth year of operation, the program will welcome 20 participants across all disciplines of the sector.
Making the case for diversity in developing countries and emerging markets is a core principle of the program.
GWEC Director of Women In Wind Jeanette Gitobu said: “A just transition has to involve a diverse range of voices at the centre of it. That is why the wind industry will continue to drive change in this area, and ensure the energy transition is built by a dynamic workforce that truly unlocks the transformative potential of this sector. With the wind industry seeing record years for new capacity, despite the impact of the pandemic, it is clear the time to take action to ensure gender diversity in the industry is now. It’s an enormous privilege to now be charged with supporting the next generation of future industry leaders thrive in this exciting, vital industry. I’m already looking forward to see the new ideas and innovative approaches our new mentees can work with their mentors to bring to the industry.”
GWNET Executive Director and Founding Member Christine Lins said: “In the third edition of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, we were inspired by the commitment of mentors and mentees from over 13 countries and five continents to foster a global professional network, share knowledge and experiences and empower one another despite COVID-19 limitations. In 2022, we look forward to welcoming a new group of inspiring women from across key emerging markets for wind power, and to continue our work to urgently address the gender gap which exists in the wind sector.”
Applicants must be citizens or residents of the following emerging markets for wind power: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
Additional eligibility requirements:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
- 4+ years of professional experience in the wind energy industry;
- A track record of leadership and achievement in professional career or otherwise; and
- Professional working proficiency in English (written and spoken).
Applications will be accepted until 20 February 2022, 23:59 CET.