The “Women Energize Women” conference is a project by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) and the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar).
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Gender equality in the energy sector is imperative to implement the whole potential of renewable energy and to foster a just energy transition, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals.
A conference day in the context of the smarter E Europe fair in Munich in June 2023 was a great opportunity to address this issue. The „Women Energize Women“ conference invited participants from across the globe to experience discussion rounds, workshops and other innovative formats on energy and gender topics with exclusively female speakers. The conference allowed for women* and allies of a social just energy transition to connect with each other, gain more visibility on international fora and shape the discussion on the energy transition themselves.
Female* journalists, influencers and bloggers writing on and dedicated to topics such as environment, women* empowerment or renewable energies from Energy Partnership countries Algeria, Brazil, Chile, China, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uruguay or Vietnam were invited for a study tour to the #womenenergize conference on June 15th 2023 and smarter E fair.
The first #womenenergize conference took place in Munich within the context of The smarter E – Europe’s leading platform for the energy industry. More than 250 energy experts from over 50 countries participated in discussion rounds, workshops and other formats on urgent energy and gender issues – looking at them from a female* perspective.
The conference, as the first of its kind provided a stage for 39 renewables experts from 18 countries that were exclusively women, spotlighted their important role in the energy transition and sent an important signal to the male-dominated sector. With a media reach of 36.5 million people and 700 thousand on social media, the conference amplified their voices on a global scale.