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To advance the role of women as agents of change in the energy transition, 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 Energy (BMWi), under the German bilateral energy partnerships, is launching a mentoring programme for women energy professionals in Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

The newly launched mentoring programme “Women in Energy Empowerment” aims to advance the careers 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,
  • Foster social change, facilitate novel ideas and encourage networking, and
  • Support participants to develop concrete career goals which they can strategically work towards.

The application criteria for participants are as follows:

  • Must be a national from Russia, Turkey, or Ukraine
  • Must be a woman working in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, or energy infrastructure field
  • Must work in a middle management or leadership position
  • 5 – 10 years of relevant work experience

Furthermore, the mentoring programme is designed around the following key programme parameters:

  • 12-month programme duration
  • Comprehensive knowledge-transfer components
  • Networking and peer-to-peer exchange

If you fulfil all the application criteria and are interested in applying as a participant, please fill in this application form.

The programme is 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. The mentee-mentor pairing process will be based on how closely the goals of the mentee match the skills and experience of the mentor.

Kindly note that the programme will be carried out in English and professional working proficiency is required.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Sunday 15th August 2021

Please email questions to

  1. Csilla Ilona Pap 3 years ago

    I would be pleased to mentor women in enhancing their English potency in the Renewables. See If this could contribute… I appreciate your feedback.

  2. Ratanang Maphunye 3 years ago

    Do you have the same empowerment program for women in South Africa?

    • Author
      GWNET Secretariat 3 years ago

      Dear Ratanang,

      We’ve just kicked off a program focused on several German bilateral energy partnership countries, including South Africa. You can read more about the program and the participants here. You can also keep up to date on new programmes by subscribing to our newsletter.

      GWNET Team

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