This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the women who champion diversity and inclusivity, as well as advance the energy transition.

We believe that the equal participation of women in the energy transition is not only a human right but necessary if we are to meet the ambitious targets we’ve set for a sustainable future.

In this regard, we have planned:

  • several advocacy activities on the role of women in the energy transition with the goal of creating awareness, strengthening networks and ultimately influencing decision-making, and
  • mentoring opportunities that are designed to accelerate the careers of women in the energy sector, support their pathway to leadership positions and foster a global network of mentorship, knowledge-sharing and empowerment

We encourage you to take part, apply, spread the news and most importantly, contribute to a more diverse and inclusive energy transition.

 

Call for Applications: Women in Clean Cooking (WICC) Mentorship Program

The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and GWNET have launched the second cohort of a mentorship program for early to mid-career women working in the clean cooking sector in Africa and Asia.

Following the success of the inaugural 2021 cohort, the 2022 “Women in Clean Cooking” (WICC) mentorship program will support women in the clean cooking sector, offering benefits that include:

  • Gaining experience from seasoned professionals in the energy sector;
  • Obtaining career-enhancing activities to support concrete goals;
  • Enhancing professional and personal development;
  • Fostering strategic thinking and innovative ideas.

Learn more about the programme here. Applications are open until 31st March 2022.

We are also looking for senior professionals working in the energy sector to serve as mentors and support the personal and professional development of participants. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor (which involves approx. 1 – 1.5 hours of engagement per month), kindly fill-in the Mentor Datasheet.

 

Call for Applications: Women in Energy Storage Mentoring Program

The Secretariat of the Energy Storage Partnership, hosted by the World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), is teaming up once again with GWNET to launch a dedicated mentoring program for women working in the area of energy storage.

The newly launched program “Women in Energy Storage” based on the inaugural 2020-2021 program, aims to accelerate the careers of women in junior/middle management positions in the energy storage field, with the specific goals to:

  • Increase women’s representation at managerial and decision-making levels, and ultimately advance the pace of the energy transition,
  • Foster social change, facilitate novel ideas and encourage networking, and
  • Support participants to develop concrete career goals which they can strategically work towards.

Learn more about the programme here. Applications are open until 31st March 2022.

We are also looking for senior professionals working in the energy sector to serve as mentors and support the personal and professional development of participants. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor (which involves approx. 1 – 1.5 hours of engagement per month), kindly fill-in the Mentor Datasheet.

 

Deadline Extension: “Empowering Central Asian Women in Renewable Energy Mentoring Program”

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is launching a mentoring program for women professionals working in energy in Central Asia. The program is part of the OSCE ExB Project on Promoting women’s economic empowerment in the energy sector for energy security and sustainability in Central Asia and is implemented in partnership with GWNET.

The newly launched mentoring program “Empowering Central Asian Women in Renewable Energy” aims to address the gender gap in the renewables sector and to advance the position of mid-career women working in the energy transition, with the specific goals to:

  • Increase women’s representation at managerial and decision-making levels, and ultimately advance the pace of the energy transition,
  • Help address soft skills, support women to build self-confidence and position themselves for leadership roles in the energy industry,
  • Support participants to develop concrete career goals which they can strategically work towards, and
  • Encourage networking to foster access to opportunities in the sector.

Learn more about the programme here. Applications have been extended to 20th March 2022.

We are also looking for senior professionals working in the energy sector to serve as mentors and support the personal and professional development of participants. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor (which involves approx. 1 – 1.5 hours of engagement per month), kindly fill-in the Mentor Datasheet.

 

Upcoming Events

We’ll be taking part in different events over the next few weeks. Join us as we lead critical discussions on women’s participation in the energy transition.

8th Mar 2022: GWNET Jordanian Mentees Networking Event as part of the “Energising women to advance the energy transition mentoring programme”

8th Mar 2022: Launch of “Hoja de Ruta Nexo Mujer y Energía de Panama”

18th Mar 2022: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) – Women’s Empowerment for a Sustainable World: Towards a Gender Just Transition

18th Mar 2022: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) – The Gender and Energy Compact: Catalyzing action for a just, inclusive and gender-responsive energy transition

28th Mar 2022: Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2022 – Women Empowerment: Best Practices Worldwide

 

We encourage you to also share these activities with your network – we need your continued support if we are to bridge the gender gap in the energy sector.

Happy International Women’s Day!

2 Comments
  1. Sarah Ouziaux 7 months ago

    Dear – How will I know if I’ve been selected as a mentor in the Women in Energy Storage Mentoring Program ?

    Kind Regards,
    Sarah

    • Author
      GWNET Secretariat 6 months ago

      Dear Sarah,

      We will notify you by email if you are selected as a mentor in the program. Thank you for volunteering your time to mentor other women in the sector.

      Regards,
      GWNET Team

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