Empowering women as managers in the renewable energy sector

The contribution of women to economic development in APEC economies is far from reaching its full potential. With a fast-growing renewable energy sector in the region, there is a need for targeted programmes to ensure that women play an equal role in driving the clean energy transition. Together with the Renewables Academy (RENAC), we are supporting APEC with a capacity building programme for mid-career women that will allow them to become effective entrepreneurs, employees, decision-makers, and leaders in the renewable energy sector.

The half-year project Empowering Women as Managers of the Renewable Energy Sector includes intense online training and group work; a mentoring programme to support women in the development of their own business or project plan; and a 5-day in-person meeting for selected participants aimed at further skill enhancement and including the pitching of final business plans and networking opportunities.