The global energy sector is rapidly transforming and moving more towards renewable energy, a shift that is a huge opportunity to achieve greater gender equality and inclusion.
Yet the energy sector remains one of the least gender diverse industries in the world – only 32% of its workforce is female.
Reinforcing gender equality in any industry is key to generating widespread, holistic results. However, common challenges for women such as access to education, limited mobility and gender norms have held them back from pursuing careers in more male-oriented industries like the energy sector. In addition, the climate crisis is making women even more vulnerable, especially in disadvantaged communities.