Three Part Series

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the root cause, but a reinforcement and exaggerator of the inequality of women in the African energy sector. The Women in Energy series will address these challenges by inviting thought leaders who are working tirelessly to ease energy poverty, inspire women entrepreneurs, and have ambition and drive to succeed in their career.

African Women in Energy is a three part series which aims to:

• Highlight the strategic importance of women
• Help bridge the energy access gap  
• Find business opportunities for women
• Focus on and women’s leadership in the African power and energy sector (talent management)
• Build a powerful network of women trailblazers in the power and energy industry and unite associations and platforms. It is an inclusive pool of women making change!

Upcoming Women in Energy Webinars:

Episode 1: Social enterprise opportunities in the energy transition
Social enterprise initiatives offering training to women in rural Africa to distribute clean energy leaves them with not only an electricity source but also a business to boot. This session will share ideas for easing energy poverty and inspiring women entrepreneurs.

Date: 21 September 2020
Time: 14:00 GMT


Episode 2: Financing for women-owned businesses
Discover funds earmarked for green projects owned or managed by women and how you can access financial support.

Date: 12 October 2020
Time: 13:00 GMT

Episode 3: Women in Leadership: Taking your career in energy to the next level
Series finale:
How can mentorship and sponsorship programme break barriers for women in the African power and energy industry? Inspiring stories from women trailblazers.

Date: 23 November 2020
Time: 13:00 GMT

The African Women in Energy webinar series is a co-production between Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Nigeria, African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa and ESI Africa – all part of Clarion Events Africa.

Clarion Events Africa is a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors. Other well-known events include the Utility CEO Forums, Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Nigeria, Nigeria Mining Week, Africa Mining Forum and DRC Mining Week. Clarion Events Africa is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group’s Clarion Energy Series, which runs over 40 events that cover the oil, gas, power and energy sectors, making it one of the group’s largest portfolios.

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