women in power

Dialogue: Striding ahead to empower women

African women make a sizeable contribution to the continent’s economy; however, unprogressive business regulation is holding back the empowerment of women.
Lomile Modiselle

The path from artisan to certified engineer, a woman in energy...

We spoke with Lomile Modiselle to uncover her secret recipe for changing mind-sets and working her way up through the electricity supply industry ranks.
regional projects

AfDB approves Gender Equality Trust Fund and Risk-Sharing Mechanism

The African Development Bank has approved a Gender Equality Trust Fund aimed at pushing forward gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa.
gender bond

IFC invests $200m in a gender bond to empower women-owned SMEs

IFC announced an investment of up to $200 million in a gender bond that will be managed by an Indonesian Bank, OCBC NISP, to empower women-owned SMEs.
video

Morning coffee with ESI Africa – International Women’s Day

Did you do anything special for International Women's Day on Sunday, 8 March or did the occasion slip past you unnoticed?
women leadership

Conversation starter: Fostering women leadership in the power sector

This live webinar, which focused on the energy sector’s gender gap, featured three experts from across the continent talking openly about women leadership.

Topic of interest: Women in the energy sector driver’s seat

WATCH the short Morning Coffee with ESI Africa video clip above as our editor looks at the representation of women leadership in the energy sector.

Brighter Lives Initiative to encourage more rural women into solar

Azuri Technologies has launched its Brighter Lives Initiative, aimed at bringing more rural women into the off-grid solar sector. The initiative will provide employment and training to 250 new female recruits.
STEM careers

GE highlights the need of mentorship for women in STEM careers

General Electric hosted a roundtable for female students from the INPHB in Côte d'Ivoire, highlighting the need of mentorship for women in STEM careers.
Only in Africa

Only in Africa: Changing the way we change Africa’s story

Changing the quip "Only in Africa" from a negative connotation to a positive narrative about living in or doing business in Africa.

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