Upcoming Events

20th August, 2020: Gender Summit 19, Online

3rd September, 2020: EuroSun 2020 – Women in Renewables Networking Session by GWNET (Virtual, 12.30 CEST)

EU Sustainable Energy Week – Women in the Energy Transition Session

Date: June 25, 2020 @ 09:00 CEST Location: Online Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, spoke at the Women in the Energy Transition session of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, whose theme this year was "Beyond the crisis: Clean energy for Green Recovery and Growth." Discussions in this session revolved around how the EU economic recovery efforts, the European Green Deal [...]

Sustainability After COVID-19: Building Gender Equality into the Response

Date: May 26, 2020 @ 15:00 CEST Location: Online Description: In this Green Growth Knowledge Partnership webinar, experts from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing & Organizing (WIEGO) and UN Women discussed key [...]

Powering Renewables: Women In Solar Energy III

Date: May 5, 2020 @ 15:00 GMT Location: Online Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in the webinar on Powering Renewables: Women in Solar Energy III organised by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). The aim of this webinar was to highlight the perspectives of women working in solar energy, their professional as well as personal experience, their achievements and [...]

PROSEU E-Workshop #2, Designing Inclusive Energy Futures

Date: Apr 29, 2020 @ 10:00 CET Location: Online Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in the workshop on Designing Inclusive Energy Futures which was part of the EU-funded Horizon 2020 PROSEU project. The aim of the workshop was to build a roadmap for 2030: where do we want the future of energy inclusiveness to go and what obstacles [...]

AREI Regional Training and Experience-Sharing Platform for Eastern Africa

Date: January 23 - 24, 2020 Location: Nairobi, Kenya Description: GWNET Communications Manager, Davina Ngei, presented key findings from the GWNET study - “Women for Sustainable Energy – Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change,” at the AREI Regional Training and Experience-Sharing Platform for Eastern Africa. Her presentation was part of a session on 'Renewable Energy and Gender Equality,' which [...]

Tenth Session of the IRENA Assembly

Date: January 10 - 12, 2020 Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE Description: GWNET President, Irene-Giner Reichl, presented the GWNET study - “Women for Sustainable Energy – Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change,” at the launch of the Sustainable Energy Jobs Platform in Abu Dhabi, during the 10th IRENA Assembly. She also represented GWNET at the "High-level Dinner for Women in [...]

GWNET Study | Women for Sustainable Energy – Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change

Date: December 17, 2019 Location: Online Webinar Time: 14.30 - 15.30 CET Description: GWNET is inviting you to a preview of our brand-new study “Women for Sustainable Energy – Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change.”  This study was previously titled “Women in the Sustainable Energy Sector – Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion." The study contains an overview of [...]

World Wind Energy Conference: Women Empowerment Side Event

Date: November 25, 2019 Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Time: 14.00 - 16.00 Description: GWNET President, Irene Giner-Reichl, facilitated a women empowerment session at the World Wind Energy Conference in Rio de Janeiro. The session titled "Women Empowerment – Best Practices for the Sustainable Energy Sector" focused on a sneak preview presentation of the upcoming GWNET study on women empowerment in the [...]

Indo-German Energy Forum: Women empowering the Energy Transition

Date: November 1, 2019 Location: New Delhi, India Time: 10.30 - 12.30 Description: The Women Empowering the Energy Transition session took place as part of the 8th Indo-German Energy Forum. This session included welcome remarks by Henriette Faergemann (Counsellor Environment, Energy & Climate Change, EU Delegation to India) and a presentation of the draft GWNET study “Women in the Sustainable [...]

KIREC Side Event: Empowering Women – Best Practices for the Sustainable Energy Sector

Date: October 22 - 24, 2019 Location: Seoul, South Korea Side Event - Tuesday, 22nd October | 12.00 - 13.00 | COEX, Room E6 Description:The side event will focus on a sneak-preview presentation of the upcoming GWNET study followed by a panel discussion about women's empowerment in the energy sector. Key discussion topics 1. Women in the sustainable energy sector [...]

Pakistan Renewable Energy Summit 2019

Date: September 26, 2019 Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, gave a video presentation at the Women In Energy - Shaping Pakistan's Energy Future panel, at the Pakistan Renewable Energy Summitt 2019. This panel addressed how changes in the energy sector will affect future employment opportunities for women and the importance of gender balance for a country’s sustainable [...]

Enabling Women in Sustainable Energy Field: A Step Towards Sustainable Communities

Date: September 25, 2019 Location: Beirut, Lebanon Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, gave a video presentation at the Enabling women in Sustainable Energy Field: A step towards sustainable communities workshop, at the International Beirut Energy Forum. Her presentation waa be shown during the 3rd session (a future of opportunities), with a focus on recognising the great benefits from stronger female engagement in the clean [...]

Renewable Energy India

Date: September 19, 2019 Location: Delhi, India Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, gave a video presentation at the Empowering Women Summit panel session, at the Renewable Energy India Expo. This session discussed the importance of integrating women in decision making positions, in order to achieve the goals of the energy transition.

Round Table: Global Energy Transition and the Role of Women in the Energy Sector

Date: September 10, 2019 Time: 18.30 Location: The premises of the Association of Women Academics of Austria, Reitschulgasse 2, 1010 Vienna Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, took part in a UN Women round table on the "Global Energy Transition and the Role of Women in the Energy Sector," which focused attention on SDG Objectives Number 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG Target Number 7 (Affordable and [...]

Workshop on the Path to an Inclusive Energy Transition in the APEC Region: How to Enhance Women’s Participation in the Energy Field

Date: August 5 -  6, 2019 Location: Taipei, Taiwan Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins spoke at the first session of the Workshop on the Path to an Inclusive Energy Transition in the APEC Region, focused on international initiatives and research on energy and gender. The focus of her presentation was 'renewable energy: a gender perspective,' where she discussed the data that supports gender [...]

Les femmes au coeur de la transition énergétique

Date: July 11, 2019 Time: 14.00 GMT Location: Online Seminar Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, and GWNET Board Member, Rabia Ferroukhi spoke at an online seminar titled Les femmes au coeur de la transition énergétique (Women at the Heart of the Energy Transition). Some of the issues that were addressed in the seminar include: Could the energy transition be accelerated thanks to a stronger presence [...]

Die Energiewende Ist Weiblich

Date: June 26, 2019 Time: 14.00 - 17.00 Location: Wattens, Austria Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, spoke at Die Energiewende Ist Weiblich in Wattens. Her session titled 'Women in the energy transition - facts, figures and networks' explored the data that supports gender equality in the energy sector, as well as best practices on the same. View the program here.

Gender Equality in the Energy Transition

Date: June 19, 2019 Time: 09.00 - 10.30 Location: Brussels, Belgium Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, represented GWNET at the Gender Equality in the Energy Transition session at the Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019. Her session elaborated on the current gender representation in the energy sector while outlining best practices for achieving gender equality. View the program here.

Dialogue on Renewable Energy and the Energy Transformation

Date: June 17  - 18, 2019 Location: São Paulo, Brazil Description: Irene Giner-Reichl, Chairperson of the GWNET Governing Board, and Executive Director, Christine Lins, represented GWNET at several sessions of the Dialogue on Renewable Energy and the Energy Transformation in Brazil. The event addressed several of the priority areas related to energy, under technical, economic, social, environmental and gender aspects. It also strengthened [...]

Registration now open for the 10th #REMforum in St.Gallen

Date: May 23 - 24, 2019 Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, was a speaker at the 10th St. Gallen Forum for Management of Renewables Energies. The Forum brought together managers, investors, entrepreneurs and other key stakeholders in the global energy transition, to share their latest insights and discuss new business opportunities. The #REMforum also represented a great opportunity [...]

Women in Hydropower: Networking Lunch

Date: May 16, 2019 Location: Paris, France Description: The International Hydropower Association in partnership with GWNET hosted a networking lunch on 16th May at the World Hydropower Congress 2019, from 12:30 to 14:00. This networking event was the first in a series to empower female professionals in the hydropower industry. It discussed what is needed to give more visibility to [...]

Intersolar Europe: Women’s Networking Lunch

Date: May 15, 2019 Time: 11.30 - 13.30 Location: Munich, Germany Description: Executive Director, Christine Lins, spoke at the Women's Networking Lunch side event at Intersolar Europe, sharing facts and figures related to women's participation in the energy sector. This networking lunch aimed to connect women as one part of the solution to the problem of under-representation of women in the solar sector, including in [...]

Women in Energy: Learning from International Initiatives and Austrian Best Practices

Date: April 11, 2019 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: GWNET Executive Director, Christine Lins, participated in a short interview at the C3E workshop in Vienna. During her interview, she presented her thoughts on the strategic inclusion of women in energy. The workshop also included keynote addresses on the “Overview of the C3E Process: Ideas and Actions” and “The relevance of gender diversity for adaptability [...]

Meet GWNET at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

Date: April 9 - 10, 2019 Location: Berlin, Germany Description: GWNET was once again present at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, which will took place between the 9th and 10th of April 2019, in Berlin, Germany. GWNET organised a booth where participants could engage the GWNET team and co-organised the “Women’s Lunch” with dena, the German Energy Agency. The lunch [...]

Women in Green Energy

Date: March 4, 2019 Location: Cairo, Egypyt Description: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organised a launch event titled ‘Women in Green Energy: enhancing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities’. This event came at the start of a programme financed by the EBRD and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with the objective to promote gender equality in renewable energy in Egypt. Opening [...]

ISES Webinar: Powering Renewables – Women in Solar Energy II

Date: February 12, 2019 Time: 3:00 PM GMT Description: GWNET took part in an International Solar Energy Society (ISES) webinar. During this webinar, the results of the IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) study on gender and renewables were presented and discussed, and speakers from IRENA, GWNET and REDMEREE (Red Mujeres en Energía Renovalbe y Efficiencia Energética) presented the perspectives of women in [...]

Invitation to Networking Event @ Intersolar 2018 Women power in solar energy!

Date: Wednesday, 20th June Time: 15.30 – 16.00 Location: BMZ Stand, B2.309 (Hall B2 Stand 309) Description: Gender diversity drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings fresh perspectives to development of societies and attracts and retains a richer pool of talent.  However, it is a well-known fact that the energy sector continues to be male-dominated. This networking event, jointly [...]

Promoting women to advance the global energy transition

Date: 11 September 2017 Location: Mexico City, Mexico Description: GWNET, in cooperation with GIZ, is organised an event to foster gender equality in the energy sector.  This event was a side event in the margin of the “International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC)” held in Mexico City from 11-13 September 2017.  The IREC is organised by the Government of Mexico  and REN21, within [...]

GWNET Networking Meeting @ Intersolar Europe Trade Fair 2017

Date: 31 May 2017 Location: Munich, Germany Description: On the occasion of the Intersolar Europe Trade Fair, the Off-Grid Power Conference was organised on 31st May and 1st June 2017.  GWNET’s Advisory Council Member, Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany organised a networking reception for potential new members at the BMZ booth [...]

Foundation and GWNET kick-off @ Vienna Energy Forum

Date:  9 - 12 May 2017 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: On the occasion of the Vienna Energy Forum, 9-12 May 2017, Vienna, Austria, a side event was held on 10 May 2017 16:00, titled, Promoting women to advance the global energy transition.

Founding members 1st meeting

Date: 27 January 2017 Location: Vienna, Austria Description: The four founding members met to prepare the official founding and registration of GWNET

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