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Women Entrepreneurs Invited to Be in the Vanguard of Africa’s Energy Transition

Jane Jamila Nakasamu is on a mission to bring clean energy solutions to the rural communities in Zambia. The 26-year-old has been working tirelessly in promoting bioenergy as an alternative to charcoal and firewood in lower-income families, to increase access to clean cooking. “We work closely with women in these communities to enable a mindset … Continue reading Women Entrepreneurs Invited to Be in the Vanguard of Africa’s Energy Transition

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Solar PV Employs More Women Than Any Renewables

New IRENA report shows that solar PV industry has the highest share of full-time women employees, reaching 40% in 2021. Solar photovoltaic (PV) has emerged to be the leading employer in the renewable energy sector, both in global number of employees and in gender balance. In 2021, the solar PV industry employs 4.3 million people—one-third … Continue reading Solar PV Employs More Women Than Any Renewables

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Women in Wind program announces 22 new mentors for class of 2022

Following our announcement of the 22 participants for the fourth cohort of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program,  the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) are delighted to announce the 22 mentors who will be joining the 2022 program. The jointly organised scheme aims to enhance … Continue reading Women in Wind program announces 22 new mentors for class of 2022

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Women in Wind program welcomes 21 new participants for 2022

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) are delighted to announce the participants for the 2022 edition of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. The jointly organised scheme aims to enhance gender diversity across the wind sector.  This year the scheme will welcome 21 participants … Continue reading Women in Wind program welcomes 21 new participants for 2022

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Five things to know about the in Wind Energy program

The Women in Wind program has been running since 2019, helping accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry. Mentees have come from all parts of the globe – Vietnam to Russia, Brazil to Kenya… There have been many different voices in the scheme, helping build a global network of professionals in the wind industry. … Continue reading Five things to know about the in Wind Energy program

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Nordex Turkey organized a technical training for Women Engineer Candidates

The Nordex Group’s subsidiary Nordex Enerji A.S. Turkey Turkey organized a technical training programme for women engineer candidates who study engineering at the universities in Turkey. The program was organized together with the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA), and held on 21-23 December 2021 in the Nordex Academy Turkey’s ?zmir premises, with the participation of … Continue reading Nordex Turkey organized a technical training for Women Engineer Candidates

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Skilled jobs in clean energy are growing and offer opportunities for women to advance within in-demand careers

It’s no secret that clean energy is one of the fastest growing industries right now. More than 415,000 Americans already work in clean energy across all 50 states, and that number is set to grow substantially over the next decade. The Biden Administration and U.S. Congress have proposed policies that could enable the United States … Continue reading Skilled jobs in clean energy are growing and offer opportunities for women to advance within in-demand careers

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Women in Wind Energy

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced the participants for the third edition of their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program which aims to enhance gender diversity across the wind sector. This year’s participants … Continue reading Women in Wind Energy

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Siemens Gamesa launches ambitious new diversity and inclusion action plan

The global renewable energy industry is growing at a faster rate than ever, creating more and more jobs throughout its supply chain requiring a diverse range of skills and experiences. The wind industry’s talent recruitment and hiring practices should reflect the industry’s role in driving sustainable and inclusive growth around the world. By tapping into … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa launches ambitious new diversity and inclusion action plan

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Women in Wind Global Leadership Program kicks off call for application for 2021

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have opened the call for applications for the third edition of their joint Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. The program is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, facilitating empowerment and career development by … Continue reading Women in Wind Global Leadership Program kicks off call for application for 2021

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Women in Community Wind Energy

Existing studies indicate that women are very active in the environmental and climate movement, but that they are underrepresented in the area of community energy. WWEA and LEE NRW are therefore investigating the role of women in renewable energies in a new study. The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) wants to examine the role of … Continue reading Women in Community Wind Energy

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Women in Wind Energy

The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative of the Global Wind Energy Council and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, has released a guide on Best Practices for Gender Diversity in Talent Recruitment as a resource to advance gender equality in the wind industry. The guide aims to support employers in clean … Continue reading Women in Wind Energy

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Global Ambassadors to accelerate greater gender diversity in the wind energy sector

Today on International Women’s Day, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) have announced this year’s participants for their jointly organised Women in Wind Global Leadership Program. After receiving over 110 highly competitive applications for this year’s program, GWEC and GWNET have chosen 15 participants from 13 … Continue reading Global Ambassadors to accelerate greater gender diversity in the wind energy sector

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Women in wind energy

he Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative of the Global Wind Energy Council and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, is now calling for applications for the second edition of the program. The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program is designed to accelerate the careers of women working in the … Continue reading Women in wind energy

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GWEC joins Equal by 30 initiative to advance gender equality in the energy transition

oday, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced its partnership with the Equal by 30 campaign, a joint initiative of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition and close the gender gap, and the International Energy Agency (IEA). Equal by 30 is a … Continue reading GWEC joins Equal by 30 initiative to advance gender equality in the energy transition

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IRENA to launch new report on female representation in wind energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, will launch tomorrow a new report on female representation in the wind energy sector at a high-level women’s dinner co-hosted by the UAE Mission to the IRENA and the IRENA. The report, which will be launched at the end of the first day of the 10th IRENA Assembly in … Continue reading IRENA to launch new report on female representation in wind energy

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Wind energy industry commits to greater gender diversity at industry events

On the occasion of COP25’s Gender Day, 14 wind energy associations representing the industry across the world have committed to uphold best practices for gender diversity at their future industry events. Led by the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative between the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network … Continue reading Wind energy industry commits to greater gender diversity at industry events

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Wind energy in Turkey: BBVA finances wind farm to Polat Energy

Garanti BBVA recently signed the world’s first gender loan with Turkish company Polat Energy. The $44 million loan will finance the construction of Turkey’s largest wind farm. The company’s performance will be annually assessed based on a series of gender criteria, and improvements in their performance will also enhance the terms of the loan. For … Continue reading Wind energy in Turkey: BBVA finances wind farm to Polat Energy

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Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced today the launch of The Global Gender Survey of the Wind Industry which will provide new insights on the roles and representation of women in the wind sector. This survey is being conducted between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, which is co-organized by … Continue reading Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry

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It is time for greater gender diversity in the wind energy industry

As you may know, gender diversity is an essential ingredient for any industry as it drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings valuable perspectives to social and economic development and provides a richer pool of talent for key and emerging industries. Yet, as documented in IRENA’s January 2019 report “Renewable Energy: a Gender … Continue reading It is time for greater gender diversity in the wind energy industry

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