A lack of diversity can have harmful impacts. Especially when only one group dominates planning and decision-making, there is less innovation, productivity, and sustainability. There are, however, men in the energy sector who see equity and inclusion as not just a nice-to-have but a ‘must-have,’ and who champion improvements to workplace policies, practices, and culture to elevate women and eliminate negative gender stereotypes and behaviors.
CWEEL-Ghana, one of CWEEL’s newest international groups, is organizing a panel discussion on the theme of male allyship at the Women in Energy Conference (WiEC), sponsored by the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA) Ghana, on December 7, 2021.
The panel will feature four male champions of gender equality – one international and three from Ghana – representing various energy organizations. Panelists will share their personal experiences, how they have tried to promote gender equality in their organizations, how this has led to better business outcomes, any challenges they have encountered, and their general advice. CWEEL-Ghana is doing this activity in cooperation with the USAID Power Africa West Africa Energy Program.