Women at the Forefront

Women and Youth at the Forefront

We put gender equality at the heart of our work to meet SDG7. Our Women and Youth at the Forefront programme aims to expand professional and leadership opportunities for women in the energy workforce and supports and champions the next generation of female energy leaders. 

Context

Women play a critical role in the energy transition, but they are often left out of decision-making and have restricted access to energy technologies, employment opportunities and finance. 

Likewise, the energy sector is behind others in terms of a gender-balanced workforce, and women working in the energy sector tend to lack access to support networks, role models and champions to help advance their career as well as public and company policies to help them realize their goals.

The programme has also expanded to include youth, recognizing the urgent need for women and youth to be at the forefront of the energy transition and efforts to close energy access gaps.

Activities

  • Provide women with internship, mentorship and technical training opportunities to advance their careers and skills in the energy sector and prepare them for leadership roles
  • Elevate women as visible leaders of SDG7 through sponsorships to attend and speak at key industry events.

Projects and initiatives