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.