Women in Energy

As a trendsetter, ESI Africa is the first power and energy journal to dedicate a special feature to women in energy and power who are excelling in the technical and non-technical fields that make up this energised market. Since 2014, this focus creates a dedicated space for female professionals, whether they are electricians, electrical engineers, boilermakers, mechanical technicians, chemical engineers or machine operations. These ladies share their personal experience and industry knowledge and put forward a message of inspiration for other young women who wish to enter this industry. Through these conversations, we endeavour to break the glass ceiling that still exists in the energy and power market across the world. The interviews include women in renewable energy, thermal energy, energy efficiency and those behind regulation, policy, funding and investment. These are the leading ladies tackling energy poverty at all levels of the industry.

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IFC invests $200m in a gender bond to empower women-owned SMEs

IFC announced an investment of up to $200 million in a gender bond that will be managed by an Indonesian Bank, OCBC NISP, to empower women-owned SMEs.
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Morning coffee with ESI Africa – International Women’s Day

Did you do anything special for International Women's Day on Sunday, 8 March or did the occasion slip past you unnoticed?
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Conversation starter: Fostering women leadership in the power sector

This live webinar, which focused on the energy sector’s gender gap, featured three experts from across the continent talking openly about women leadership.

Topic of interest: Women in the energy sector driver’s seat

WATCH the short Morning Coffee with ESI Africa video clip above as our editor looks at the representation of women leadership in the energy sector.
Mercy Chelangat. IEEE Smart Village Ambassador in East Africa

Kenya’s green at heart techie is devoted to smart villages

Mercy Chelangat, an electrical engineer and IEEE Smart Village Ambassador in East Africa, talks about emerging technologies and electrification strategies.

Students tell all about Open Africa Power 2020 experience

Three students that participated in Enel Foundation's Open Africa Power 2020 programme, give their impression of the programme.
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GE highlights the need of mentorship for women in STEM careers

General Electric hosted a roundtable for female students from the INPHB in Côte d'Ivoire, highlighting the need of mentorship for women in STEM careers.
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Journey to the trade test: Women artisans share their stories

Two women artisans, an electrician-in-training and a qualified electrician and trainer at the ATI, reflect on their career paths in a technical field.

Op-Ed: Gender mainstreaming is core to the future of RE businesses

Renewable energy companies that incorporate gender mainstreaming into their business plans, can expect to better serve their addressable market.

Webinar recording: Fostering women leadership representation in the power industry

Access the interactive recording of the women leadership and hear from industry experts on the future workforce of women in the power industry.

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