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 and the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE).
Gender equality in the energy sector is imperative to implement the whole potential of renewable energy and to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference day for women in the energy sector in the context of smarter E Europe fair in Munich in June 2023 is a great opportunity to address this issue. The „Women Energize Women“ conference invites energy ecperts from across the globe to travel to Munich and experience discussion rounds, workshops and other innovative formats on energy and gender topics with exclusively female speakers. The conference allows for women 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 like Brazil, Chile, Jordan, India, Morocco, Mexico, South Africa or Tunisia are invited for a study tour to the #womenenergize conference on June 15th 2023 and Smarter E fair.
The 1st #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 to provide 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 mio. people and 700 tsd. on social media, the conference amplified their voices on a global scale.