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.

Ifeoma Malo

Ifeoma Malo has just one goal: Ending energy poverty

The success of our industry depends on active engagement and flow of information between stakeholders and decision-makers, says Ifeoma Malo.
Gender equality

Research into gender and energy makes for better decision-making

The African Development Bank, Climate Investment Funds and ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy have jointly launched country briefs offering new insight into gender and energy in Africa.
women in energy mentorship

Mentorship key for career -Women in Energy

Mentoring plays an important role for women in the energy sector who wish to advance their careers.

Fireside chat: GenderLens with Karen de Bruyn

Tune in for this popular broadcast, the GenderLens season 1 in conversation with motivated women in energy in South Africa.

Fireside chat: GenderLens interview with Nomalungelo Mbewu

Watch the fireside chat with Nomalungelo Mbewu, General Manager: Strategy & Performance City Power, about work and life during COVID-19.

Fireside chat: GenderLens with Yolanda Mabuto

Tune in for this fireside chat for the concluding remarks for Season 1 of our GenderLens series in conversation with leading women in energy.
women leadership

Women in energy affected disproportionately by COVID-19

The world of work is profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is especially true of the energy sector.
Digital Energy Festival for Africa: gender based violence

GBV: How access to electricity is empowering women

Digital Energy Festival for Africa asks: "What's light got to do with it?"
ECREEE seeks an advisor for women-owned energy businesses

Factors hindering women participation in STEM and how to address them

Low enrollment numbers among women in the field of STEM has been identified as the key challenge to ensuring maximum participation of females in the energy sector.
Digital Energy for Africa - women, gender equality

Gender equality at centre of Digital Energy Festival for Africa

“Young women must be deliberate with the choices they make when they enter the sector.”

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