New campaign to encourage more women in wind

A new initiative aimed at encouraging more women to get involved in the wind industry has been launched. The ‘Women into Wind’ campaign, launched ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new initiative aimed at encouraging more women to get involved in the wind industry has been launched.

The ‘Women into Wind’ campaign, launched ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, will provide details on job opportunities, career advice and case studies.

RenewableUK says it will also feature women, ranging from mariners to engineers to CEOs, across its website more prominently.

The announcement coincides with the launch of a new report by A Word About Wind, which has ranked the 100 most prominent women in the industry from across the world.

It reveals 30 of the entrants are from the UK and Ireland, including Juliet Davenport, Founder and CEO of Good Energy, Lindsey McQuade, Director of Policy & Innovation at ScottishPower Renewables and Jenny Blackford, Director of Siemens Financial Services.

They have been credited with providing vital leadership in taking the wind industry forward in recent years, including financial, legal and policy work.

Emma Pinchbeck, Executive Director at RenewableUK said: “It’s an encouraging sign that our sector is becoming more inclusive but the number of women in senior management roles still needs to increase.

“We should ensure that women across the country see wind energy as an open and attractive industry to work in. This means promoting renewable skills and opportunities to a new generation of women entering the workforce.”