Energising Women to Advance the Energy Transition

To advance the role of women as agents of change, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ GmbH) and on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), launched a mentoring programme “Energising Women to Advance the Energy Transition”. The programme aims to advance the careers of mid-career women working in the energy transition, across select countries under the German bilateral energy partnerships.

GWNET received 260+ applications from women working in sustainable energy, from India 10 mentees were selected. The regional kickoff webinar of a mentoring programme for India was organised on 7 June 2021. Dr. Nicole Glanemann, Deputy Head Bilateral Energy Cooperation, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy pointed out in her welcome address that “Mentoring has proven as a promising tool to strengthen women’s confidence and to help them advance in their career.”

The mentee-mentor pairing process was based on how closely the goals of the mentee match the skills and experience of the mentor. The programme duration is 12-months, which includes online courses for 6-months. Additionally, personal exchange between mentors and mentees and other networking sessions take place throughout the year.

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