Best Practices for Gender Diversity
in Talent Recruitment


As governments around the world seek a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and look to invest in job creation in wind and renewable energy sectors, gender diversity must be prioritised to ensure a just recovery.

To support this effort, the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, a joint initiative of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), have released a guide on Best Practices for Gender Diversity in Talent Recruitment.

This guide serves as a resource to advance gender equality in the wind industry and attract top talent and skills, with the end-goal of building a dynamic and inclusive workforce that can drive the global energy transition.


The newly released guide aims to support employers in the wind sector to integrate diversity and inclusion principles into their hiring practices, and combat inequalities in talent recruitment, representation, pay and advancement.

Rather than providing a set of hard rules, the guide outlines broad recommendations that can be adapted to job requirements and local market contexts, in order to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. The guide focuses on three key areas: inclusive recruitment, inclusive application and selection processes and diverse workplaces. Recommendations include:

Re-considering workforce representation at recruitment forums

Employing targeted outreach and encouraging employee referrals

Standardising and diversifying shortlist selection processes

Supporting diversity during the interview process

Implementing wider diversity policies, such as collection of gender-disaggregated data, merit-based promotion and equal pay

Download the guide on Best Practices for Gender Diversity in Talent Recruitment!

About Women in Wind Global Leadership Program

Women in Wind Global Leadership Program was launched in April 2019 by GWEC and GWNET 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, to support their pathway to senior leadership positions and foster a global network of mentorship, knowledge sharing and empowerment.

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