2 May 2019
Insights on the applicant pool for Women in Wind
The GWEC and GWNET team have been hard at work going through dozens of applications received for the inaugural Women in Wind program. We are delighted to share that a total of 85 women submitted applications for the 2019/2020 program!
The quality of applications received has been very high, and interest has come in from all over the world. Applicants had a wide range of reasons and goals for wanting to participate in the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, which demonstrated the need for such a program in our indsutry and made our decision even more difficult!
Here are a few other insights about this year’s applicant pool:
- We received 85 applications, most of which came from nationals or residents of Brazil, India and South Africa. Strong showings were also seen from Kenya, Argentina, Mexico and Vietnam.
- Most of our applicants submitted written responses to our three prompts, but two applicants submitted video essays! Our compliments to the efforts of these applicants from Kenya and Colombia.
- Half of applicants indicated expertise in engineering (wind turbines, systems, etc.), while 44% indicated expertise in business development and marketing. An overview of the areas of expertise indicated by our applicants is below (applicants were able to select more than one area of expertise).
A big thank you to everyone who took the time to consider what it means to be a woman in wind and submit an application.
Stay tuned to the Women in Wind blog for an announcement in early May 2019 on our selected mentees and mentors!
Keep following our journey here, and on social media using the hashtag #WomenInWind.
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