The guidelines provide a set of best practices rather than hard rules to foster wider diversity and inclusion, including representation of intersectionality at global wind conferences. The guide covers conference planning, speakers, and communications. GWEC calls on colleagues across key transition technologies (like solar, biofuels, tidal, battery, hydrogen and storage, and demand-side response) to join the wind sector in ensuring that industry events are supportive of a gender-inclusive energy transition.
The wind energy industry can play a leading role in promoting the role of women as agents of change, collaborators and innovators in the global energy transition. Our events should reflect this position.
Industry events signal the direction of the market, provide a public face for wind energy and showcase thought leadership and role models in the wider energy system. But too often, wind and other renewable events exhibit a dramatic gap between male and female speakers, unequal representation of women among attendees and poorly attended sessions on gender diversity. This must change.
Women in Wind Global Leadership Program is a joint initiative between the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET). The program is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, support their pathway to leadership positions and foster a global network of mentorship, knowledge-sharing and empowerment.
Sources and further reading
Best Practices for Gender Diversity at Industry Events
Women in Wind resources