Deadline: 16 February 2020
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) partnered with the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) to launch the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program 2020.
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The program is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, support their pathway to leadership positions and foster a global network of mentorship, knowledge-sharing and empowerment.
GWEC and GWNET call on other stakeholders in the renewables industry to recognize the importance of equal participation in the fight against climate change and the promotion of sustainable development. In uplifting the next generation of stewards for a sustainable energy system, they affirm that their efforts are in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all).
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Gender diversity drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings valuable perspectives to social and economic development and provides a richer pool of talent for key and emerging industries. In the landscape of global issues requiring strong leadership and a skilled workforce, few areas are as critical as the transition to a sustainable energy system.
Yet, as documented in the January 2020 report “Wind energy: A gender perspective,” released by IRENA and Women in Wind, the wind energy industry continues to be male-dominated. Around 21 per cent of the global wind energy workforce is women, falling below the 32 per cent share of women in the global renewables workforce and even the 22 per cent share of women in the conventional energy sector workforce, according to IRENA’s 2019 report “Renewable energy: a gender perspective.”
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The IRENA/Women in Wind report “Wind energy: A gender perspective,” also reflected a dire leadership gap, with only 8 per cent of senior management roles in the global wind energy sector held by women. The majority of women occupy roles in administration and non-STEM occupations in wind energy.
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- A dedicated program of training and mentoring for women in the wind industry, aimed at providing its participants with global perspectives, multidisciplinary experience and the network to advance to leadership positions.
- A network of mentors among leading women in the wind industry.
- A comprehensive education program that can be expanded upon year-on-year, incorporating the latest technology developments and best practices from the industry, to cover the areas of policy and advocacy, project management, project financing, turbine engineering and more.
- A platform to assist leading companies in the sector in identifying talent and reaching new gender equality benchmarks, allowing them to fully leverage their human resources.
- A growing network of alumni who can serve as mentors for the future generation of women entering the industry over the next decade, as wind becomes one of the world’s dominant energy sources.
What is included?
- A mentorship program with monthly virtual meetings
- A specially designed learning and development program, with knowledge transfer webinars and skill-building elements for leadership, communication, presentation and industry visibility
- A week-long conference in Europe, including visits and meetings at key institutions, facilities and company headquarters relevant to the wind sector, as well as high-level seminars and workshops
- Network-building opportunities at major international energy events
- A ceremony for program completion held at a high-level industry summit
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- Making the case for diversity in developing countries and emerging markets is a core principle of the program.
- Applicants must be citizens or residents of the following emerging markets for wind power: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
- Applicants must also demonstrate the following:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
- 4+ years of professional experience in the wind energy industry;
- A track record of leadership and achievement in professional career or otherwise; and
- Professional working proficiency in English (written and spoken).
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
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For more information, visit https://gwec.net/women-in-wind/about-the-program/