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27 March 2020
Women in Wind holds first Global Ambassador Forum
Last week, Women in Wind convened its first Global Ambassadors Forum, welcoming voices from across the global wind energy sector to discuss the state of diversity in the wind industry today.
The objective of the forum, which was held virtually, was to provide foundational knowledge on gender and clean energy, as well as explore empirical data on the roles and representation of women in the sector. The eight Global Ambassadors were joined by leading female experts on these topics: Rabia Ferroukhi, Director of IRENA’s Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, and Dr.Irene Giner-Reichl, President of GWNET.
The Forum kicked off with remarks on the role of diversity in sustainability, made by Anne Engemann Rasmussen, Head of Global Reward and Diversity & Inclusion at Vestas, the Supporting Partner of the Global Ambassadors.
Following presentations, the Global Ambassadors discussed various initiatives which they plan to work towards in 2020. Our thanks to all participants of the forum for contributing their insights and ideas, which will work to create positive sector-wide impacts and further strengthen the global network of women working in wind energy.
The initial Global Ambassadors, profiled here, represent the wind sector in eight markets: Brazil, Denmark, Japan, Mongolia, Norway, South Africa, Turkey and the UK.
Interested in Becoming a Global Ambassador?
The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program strives to represent the voice of women working in the wind energy industry on a global scale. Our Global Ambassadors are drawn from industry associations around the world, ensuring that they represent the interests of the sector on a national scale.
If you are part of a national wind or renewable energy industry association and would like to nominate a Global Ambassador for Women in Wind for your country, please get in touch. Otherwise, please contact your national wind or renewable industry association to encourage them to join.
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