16 May 2019
Why we need more women and girls in science to drive the energy transition
Today marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, established by the UN to raise awareness on the long-standing implicit biases and gender stereotypes faced by girls and women in STEM-related disciplines.
Diversification of the workforce in the renewable energy sector is necessary in order to maximize talent-driven innovation and identify critical solutions related to energy demand, energy efficiency, electrification and decarbonization. However, a lack of strong professional networks, leadership role models and valuable mentorship opportunities form obstacles to women’s full professional development in the renewable energy sector, according to the report.
The program is designed to empower women in the wind industry and accelerate their careers through mentorship, skills-sharing and networking opportunities. Diversity in background and geography is at the core of the program, which is open to applicants from 19 emerging markets for wind. Applications for the 2020 edition are now open until 16 February, and available here: https://gwec.net/women-in-wind/apply/.
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Carbon emissions targets alone will not be sufficient to tackle the systemic drivers of climate change, such as poverty, gender inequality, and access to education. Gender equality is crucial to design effective climate policies.
We are thrilled to announce the selected participants for the second edition of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program!