Women In Energy

Women In Energy 

The Women In Energy Network builds a powerful link between women trailblazers and newcomers in the power and energy industry, and unites associations and platforms. The aim is to create an inclusive pool of experts embracing and heading up change.

The Women In Energy Network will host a series of interviews, webinars, and networking events in 2021 covering the overarching theme of Entrepreneurship in Energy. This theme will address the inequality of women in the African energy sector, so painfully highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us as we address the challenges women face across the energy sector through invited thought leaders who are working to ease energy poverty, inspiring women entrepreneurs and using their ambition to succeed in the energy sector while widening the circle to include their sisters in energy.

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Women In Energy: Social Enterprise Opportunities In The Energy Transition

Moderated by Chief Anita Nana Okuribido, Nigerian-based chair of the Women in Sustainable Power Africa network, the webinar discussion looked at how social enterprise initiatives in the energy sector offer training to women in rural Africa.

Not only do these opportunities provide an electricity source for their households, but these often create business opportunities for these women. However, these social enterprise opportunities are not without challenges, as pointed out by the panelists.

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Women In Energy: Financing For Women Owned Businesses

We address one of the biggest challenges women face across the energy sector – where and how to access financing. While news portals on the internet are constantly pushing out stories about various development banks earmarking money for women entrepreneurs and funding being ring-fenced for the use of women-led businesses, access to financing remains a problem.

How and where are women supposed to access this funding? More importantly, what are the business criteria that makes it possible to access this kind of funding?

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Women in Energy: Women in Leadership (Taking your career in energy to the next level)

How can mentorship and sponsorship programme break barriers for women in the African power and energy industry?  Inspiring stories from women trailblazers.

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