Innovate UK celebrates International Women’s Day with new funding

Innovate UK is celebrating International Women’s Day with the announcement of new female-only funding coming later this year

Australian energy firm gives pay rise to females to close gender gap

EnergyAustralia said around 350 women will receive a one-off adjustment to their salaries, with an average increase of £1,968

UN: Gender equality crucial to tackling climate change

Successful action on climate change depends on the engagement of women as stakeholders and planners. That’s according to the UN, which believes women and girls play a “crucial role” in the fight against climate change – such involvement could range from the role of women in building resilience against natural disasters to being key agents […]

Girls rule the world – especially in African solar

Women are leading the off-grid solar energy revolution in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. That’s according to decentralised solar equipment producer Fenix, which says although women only buy around a fifth of its kits, they often recommend the product to more new clients and spread the world about the electricity resource more than men do. […]

Celebrating women in engineering!

Women working in the engineering sector are in the spotlight across the world today. The International Women in Engineering Day (WES), now in its fourth year, focuses on the careers in engineering and technical roles for girls as well as celebrates the achievements of women engineers. According to WES, only 9% of the engineering workforce […]

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, 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, […]

‘More women needed to help meet global energy challenges’

More women are needed in the global energy industry to help meet climate and power challenges. That was the message of US Deputy Energy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Energy Institute (EI) and POWERful Women in London. The numbers of women in STEM careers are significantly lower across the globe […]

Women ‘can make electricity more accessible’

A greater number people in Africa would have access to electricity if more women worked in the energy sector. That’s according to Lungi Tyali, Director of Operations at Solar Turtle who believes women make electricity a “social issue” more compared to men. Speaking to ELN at the Africa Energy Forum in London she said: “Men are more technical when they […]

EDF Energy in Top 50 list for employing women

EDF Energy and Shell are the only two energy firms to be included in the Top 50 list for employing women. The ‘Times Top 50 Employers for Women’ names businesses that have shown gender equality as a key part of their strategy by creating workplaces that are inclusive of women from entry level through to senior leadership. […]

Andrea Leadsom: Nuclear industry must address gender imbalance

It is imperative for the nuclear industry to address gender imbalance. Speaking at the Women in Nuclear conference in London, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom said the issue has a “deep, personal resonance” having worked in a number of male-dominated sectors. She added: “I want the nuclear industry to be a launch pad for the next […]