#REINVEST2020 Programme: Session Details


Friday, 27 Nov, 2020 1630 - 1800 IST Virtual Session Coordinators

Women in Renewable Energy

Dr Vasanta Thakur, Scientist D, MNRE
vasanta.thakur@nic.in
Ms Archana Sinha
archana.sinha@cii.in

Women account for one third of the renewable energy work force, a number higher than many other technology fields but still lower in its share across the economy. Integration of women as energy-decision makers in running organizations will have positive impact on the sector.  But for any female entrepreneur to enter the sector, the high level of structural inequality poses significant barriers such as low representation of women in STEM subjects, unconscious cultural and social bias, access to finance, lack of skills and mentorship etc., which may be addressed by capacity building and skill development, facilitating gender specific financing and creating awareness. 

This session would examine,  outline and deliver tools that CEOs need to implement to ensure inclusiveness of more women in their RE workforce and leadership, while investing in mass initiatives by engaging, retaining and promoting women to fill growing needs of renewable energy.

 

Bhanu Mehrotra

Bhanu Mehrotra

Sector Lead
International Finance Corporation

Cecile Martin - Phipps

Cecile Martin - Phipps

Director strategy and communication
International Solar Alliance

Jyoti Parikh

Jyoti Parikh

Executive Director
Integrated Research and Action  for Development

Mahua Acharya

Mahua Acharya

CEO
Convergence Energy Services Ltd, EESL

Meagan Fallone

Meagan Fallone

CEO
Barefoot College International

Rashi Gupta

Rashi Gupta

Managing Director
Vision Mechatronics Pvt Ltd

Soma Banerjee

Soma Banerjee

Executive Director
Confederation of Indian Industry

Susan Ferguson

Susan Ferguson

Representative
UN Women India

Vaishali Nigam Sinha

Vaishali Nigam Sinha

Chair ReNew Foundation
ReNew Power Pvt Ltd