Women in Energy

As a trendsetter, ESI Africa is the first power and energy journal to dedicate a special feature to women in energy and power who are excelling in the technical and non-technical fields that make up this energised market. Since 2014, this focus creates a dedicated space for female professionals, whether they are electricians, electrical engineers, boilermakers, mechanical technicians, chemical engineers or machine operations. These ladies share their personal experience and industry knowledge and put forward a message of inspiration for other young women who wish to enter this industry. Through these conversations, we endeavour to break the glass ceiling that still exists in the energy and power market across the world. The interviews include women in renewable energy, thermal energy, energy efficiency and those behind regulation, policy, funding and investment. These are the leading ladies tackling energy poverty at all levels of the industry.

Lenah Mabusela. Power Engineer. Globeleq South Africa

LENAH MABUSELA shares her views on renewables in South Africa

Lenah Mabusela, one of Globeleq South Africa’s power engineers, talks about the importance of the country celebrating Youth Day as well as diversity in the renewable energy sector.
Vuyo Matiwane

VUYO MATIWANE on drawing South Africa’s wind and solar map

In an exclusive interview, Vuyo Matiwane, grid manager at BTE Renewables, shares that testing and commissioning can be a challenging time as it is the most critical part of the project.
Oghosa Erhahon women in energy

OGHOSA ERHAHON: Less funding, no problem! Just be prepared

We caught up with Nigerian-based Oghosa Erhahon to find out more about her belief in volunteering, the meaning of digitalisation. and changes in funding the African energy and power market in the years ahead.
Nigeria agribusiness

Nigeria: Where solar power meets agricultural markets

The agribusiness sector is constantly innovating, constantly doing things that will improve it, make it better, and solar drying systems are just the beginning states Habiba Ali from Sosai in Nigeria.
Sulana de Jager

SULANA DE JAGER: the power behind a women-run solar plant

"Even though the renewable sector embraces equality, it is still hard work," shares Sulana de Jager in an exclusive interview with ESI Africa on being a woman in the energy sector.
Leona Smith

LEONA SMITH heads up health and safety compliance for wind farms

"You can often find me in a turbine or inspecting a substation," said Leona Smith in an exclusive interview with ESI Africa on being a woman in the energy sector.
women in energy podcast

Podcast: Mandy Rambharos on Eskom’s new Just Energy Transition office

We spoke with Mandy Rambharos, General Manager: Just Energy Transition office, Eskom about the energy transition in Africa.
female engineering

Commentary: Africa’s unsung female engineering heroes

Engineering is a key driver for sustainable development, yet its full workforce potential is not being utilised as less than 10% of engineers in SSA are women.

Ethiopian Women in Energy and youth partner with RES4Africa to boost...

The African energy sector needs women and young people. This sentiment prompted EWiEn and RES4Africa to collaborate in capacity building opportunities.
15 women from 11 countries join GWEC’s leadership programme

15 women from 11 countries join GWEC’s leadership programme

GWEC and GWNET have selected 15 participants from 11 countries to take part in the Women in Wind Global Leadership Programme.

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