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Networking event

Women in Hydropower: Networking Lunch

Empowering women in the hydropower industry

Thursday 16 May 2019 | 12:30-14:00

Gender diversity drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings fresh perspectives to the development of societies and attracts and retains a richer pool of talent. 

As documented by the International Renewable Energy Agency’s latest study ‘Renewable Energy: a Gender Perspective‘, the energy sector continues to be male-dominated. Gender inequality is even more prevalent at decision-making levels. Women are generally under-represented on company boards and among senior management positions, as well as in politics. This reality of under-representation is further accentuated in energy related fields. As a result, the few women who manage to secure top positions are often less well connected with their peers than their male colleagues.

This networking event, organised in partnership with the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), is the first in a series to empower female professionals in the hydropower industry. It will discuss drivers in addressing gender imbalances in the hydropower sector and promoting gender sensitive action around the energy transition to strengthen the entire industry.

To express your interest in this networking event, please email


IHA Board member and Hydro-Québec Senior Advisor Christine Cantin.













Debbie Mursch

Director Business Development, GE Renewable Energy – Hydro

Christine Lins

Executive Director, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET)

Barbara Fischer-Aupperle

Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET)

Christine Cantin

Senior Advisor, Hydro-Québec

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