11 September , 2019

Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry

GWEC announced today a global survey which will provide new insights on the roles and representation of women in the wind sector. This survey is being managed between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, which is co-organized by GWEC and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition.

The Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry will serve as a new benchmark assessment of women’s participation in the energy transition. The data collected will illuminate women’s presence across the full value chain of the wind sector, participation in technical versus non-technical roles, access to gender-inclusive policies and perceptions of gender bias. 

This data will also form a crucial baseline, from where policymakers and corporate leaders can make informed decisions about increasing diversity and inclusion in the wind sector. GWEC and its partners will subsequently issue a report – the first of its kind to take global stock of gender equality in the wind sector – which includes recommendations and solutions regarding any systemic, social and cultural challenges faced by women who work in wind energy.

The Global Gender Survey of the Wind Energy Industry follows IRENA’s flagship report “Renewable Energy: A Gender Perspective” in January 2019, which found that 32 per cent of the renewable energy workforce comprised women. The work being undertaken by GWEC and its partners will shed light on the share of women in the wind industry, and how sector-specific imbalances might compare to the broader renewable energy sector. 

GWEC is a proud leader of the sector-wide effort to advance gender equality in the energy transition. In line with SDG 5 and SDG 7, the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program supports stakeholders in the wind industry in increasing gender equality and women’s access to clean energy, as a means of creating a more just, innovative and prosperous society.

The survey is open to all organizations and individuals (including women and men) working in wind energy. It requires up to 20 minutes to complete and answers will remain anonymous. Kindly fill out the survey by Friday 1 November 2019.

Versions of the survey in Chinese and Spanish will be released shortly.

About the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program

Women in Wind Global Leadership Program was launched in April 2019 by GWEC and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition. Its objective is to advance the role of women as agents of change in society and the energy transition, and to promote best practices within the wind industry. The program is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, support their pathway to senior leadership positions and foster a global network of mentorship, knowledge-sharing and empowerment.

More information about Women in Wind Global Leadership Program is available here or on the program blog.

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