Announcing the selected participants of the 2020 Women in Wind Global Leadership Program!


We are delighted to share the selected participants for the second edition of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program! We received 111 applications from all over the world for 15 open spots – making the acceptance rate for this year a competitive 13.5%.

An indication of where these applications came from is below, highlighting markets for wind power worldwide. 

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Notably, we introduced application streams for this year, ensuring that we have a diverse range of occupations in the full value chain of wind energy represented. The five application streams we targeted were: Public Sector; Private Sector – STEM; Private Sector – Non-STEM; Civil Society and Academia; and Finance and Investment.
Further insights on the applicant pool can be found here
The selected participants for the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program 2020 (in alphabetical order):
  • Aura Andreina Andueza Peña, Human Resources, Offshore Business Partner, EDPR (Venezuela)
  • Fatma Murray, Country Manager for Turkey, DNV GL (Turkey)
  • Harneet, Contract Margin Review Analyst, GE Renewable Energy (India)
  • Juliana Kimberly Kainga, Senior Business Development Manager, Enel Green Power (Kenya)
  • Kelly Grace Alcock, Global Impact Programme Coordinator, Oxfam South Africa (South Africa)
  • Laksita Gayuhaningtyas, Project Development Manager, Wind, Akuo Energy (Indonesia)
  • Li-Mien Lin, Strategic Purchaser, MHI Vestas (Taiwan)
  • Lourdes Alonso Serna, Ph.D Candidate, University of Manchester (Mexico)
  • Mahalakshmi Gunasekaran, Specialist, Vestas Technology R&D (India)
  • Maria Concepcion Simundac Delos Santos, Lawyer and Partner, Villaraza & Angangco Law Offices (Philippines)
  • Mariana de Assis Espécie, Energy Research Analyst, EPE (Brazil)
  • Natalia Sofía Zacur, Project Leader and Designer, TECMAS (Argentina)
  • Pavina Adunratanasee, Project Finance Manager, Neoen Australia (Thailand)
  • Tu Lam, Chief Accountant, Mainstream Renewable Power (Vietnam)
  • Yulia Shamis, GR & Business Support, NovaWind (Russia)

The location in parentheses indicates country of residence or nationality.


GWEC and Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), as well as our Partners  Leading Partner, MHI Vestas, and Supporting Partners Mainstream Renewable Power and GE Renewable Energy, and Patron Shizen Energy  express their warm congratulations to the 15 selected participants above!

In March 2020, we will be posting a full list of participant profiles on our Participants page.

In the months ahead, we will be publishing a series of one-on-one interviews with our participants. Keep checking our blog and social media for these profiles, and to stay up-to-date on the Women in Wind program.

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