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.

Mercy Chelangat. IEEE Smart Village Ambassador in East Africa

Kenya’s green at heart techie is devoted to smart villages

Mercy Chelangat, an electrical engineer and IEEE Smart Village Ambassador in East Africa, talks about emerging technologies and electrification strategies.

Students tell all about Open Africa Power 2020 experience

Three students that participated in Enel Foundation's Open Africa Power 2020 programme, give their impression of the programme.
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.
women artisans

Journey to the trade test: Women artisans share their stories

Two women artisans, an electrician-in-training and a qualified electrician and trainer at the ATI, reflect on their career paths in a technical field.

Op-Ed: Gender mainstreaming is core to the future of RE businesses

Renewable energy companies that incorporate gender mainstreaming into their business plans, can expect to better serve their addressable market.

Webinar recording: Fostering women leadership representation in the power industry

Access the interactive recording of the women leadership and hear from industry experts on the future workforce of women in the power industry.

Big break for women-led renewable energy projects in Africa

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform invites women-led renewable energy projects in Africa to apply for its funding programme. Deadline is 15 January 2020.
women in power

Renewable energy is not the future, it’s the present!

Wangari Muchiri was named a 2019 Obama Leader for Africa and recognised at Africa Science Week for her role in breaking barriers for women in STEM.
Ikeja Electric

Future Energy Nigeria: Lagos braces for energy invasion next week

Lagos braces for an energy invasion as Future Energy Nigeria comes to town on 12-13 November 2019 where business opportunities will unfold.
renewable energy

‘Mama renewable energy’ to open women in power luncheon in...

The Women in Power Luncheon forms part of the activities at this year's Future Energy Nigeria in Lagos in November.

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