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.

renewable energy sector

Minister Mantashe recognises women leadership in the energy sector

SA's minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe, applauds women that have been appointed to senior executive positions in the energy sector.
Strategic Fuel Fund

Strategic Fuel Fund gains former dept. of energy DG, Magubane

The CEF Board has appointed former Director-General for the Department of Energy Nelisiwe Magubane as the new Chairperson of the Strategic Fuel Fund.

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.
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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.
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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.
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.

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