WIE Rise Together Campaign - Christine Juta

 

 

 

 

Christine Juta is a PhD Candidate at Power Futures Lab. Her research focuses on the role of new business models and enabling technology innovation in the political economy of power sector reform in Africa.

We touched base with Christine to learn more about her experiences as an inspirational Woman in Energy and find out what advice she has for other women in the field.

Why do you believe in Africa’s energy sector?

I believe achieving universal access to clean, affordable and reliable energy is the vital cog for the sustainable development of African economies. 

 

If you were your country's energy minister what would you do to make it easier for women to enter/stay/thrive in the energy sector?  

First, I would bridge the mentorship gap between entry level professionals and successful senior female energy professionals. Second, I would do away with tokenistic representation of women and strive to create platforms for both women and men across the sector to contribute to their areas of expertise as equals.  

 

What is your favourite book/quote to recommend as inspiration to others?

Cal Newport’s “So good they can’t ignore you” is a must read for anyone who seeks to understand how to excel at what you do. The book discusses why some people love their work and provides insights on why improved performance is key to enjoying one’s work.

 

Who would you like as a mentor at work if you could ask anyone in the world? Why?

I am inspired by SE4All CEO, Damilola Ogunbiyi. I believe there is a lot to learn from her professional journey on how young professionals can ensure they are not relegated to the sidelines of the energy transition. 

 

What is your superpower?

Agility.

 

If you are part of an association – how has this association helped you in your career?  

The EnerTracks Alumni Network has provided me with a valuable networking opportunity that has endured beyond the duration of the fellowship program. As a member of this network I continue to have access to training opportunities and support.

Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

  • eskom-logo

Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

Gold Sponsor

  • Lucy Electric
  • Conlog
  • Landis+Gyr
  • General Electric

Silver Sponsor

  • Brady
  • Canada Pavilion
  • G3-PLC
  • IFS
  • Oracle
  • IEEMA
  • Power Africa
  • Longi Solar
  • PRIME Alliance
  • Toshiba

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamezela
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Apua Asea

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • Ntiyiso
  • Salga-logo

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi
  • SAIEE
  • FEENIX