Poster with event details and partner logos, overlayed over photo of woman working
Poster with event details and partner logos, overlayed over photo of woman working

Date: September 9th 2021, 16:00 CEST

Location: Online

Description: To facilitate a successful and rapid transition to low-carbon energy, the hydropower sector needs to attract and retain the best talents available, including people of all genders. However, the sector still struggles to attract and retain women employees in the same numbers as men, resulting in women remaining underrepresented at all levels.

This in-depth session held at the World Hydropower Congress was dedicated to discussing women’s employment in the hydropower industry in industrialised nations and emerging economies. It explored the most important barriers in educational and industrial pipelines, as well as policies and solutions relevant to developing hydropower.

GWNET Board Member, Barbara Fischer-Aupperle, also took part in a panel that provided insight into overcoming these obstacles and excelling in the sector. Other panellists included:

  • Nathyeli Yethzi Acuna Castillo, Gender Specialist, the World Bank
  • Nora Rosemore, Hydro Operations Superintendent, Minnesota Power
  • Kelly Schaeffer, Principal Consultant, Kleinschmidt Associates
  • Peing Tajang, General Manager, Corporate Communication, Sarawak Energy, Fellow, ASEAN PR Network
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