“Women Energize Women” conference
ICM – International Congress Center
Munich, Germany
15 June 2023

Kathlen Schneider

Director, Instituto IDEAL & Co-founder and Coordinator, MESOL

Researcher and consultant in solar photovoltaics and renewable energy topics. Inspired by being an active part of a just energy transition through her work, currently Kathlen is engaged in promoting energy communities and gender equity in the energy sector in Brazil.

She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) and is currently a researcher from the Solar Energy Research Lab (Fotovoltaica-UFSC) and director of the Institute for the Development of Alternative Energies in Latin America (IDEAL).

She was a mentee from GWNET’s 2019 Mentorship Program and is one of the co-founders and coordinators of the Brazilian Women’s Network in Solar Energy (MESol Network).