CWEEL International Women’s Day Panel Discussion: Empowering Women in the Green Economy
March 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The impacts of climate change are being felt with increasing intensity and frequency, making the transition to a green economy all the more urgent. This shift requires upskilling and reskilling the workforce as well as transforming how we educate and train the next generation. One projection pegs the number of new jobs created by the green economy at 24 million globally. This represents a tremendous opportunity for women to move into both emerging and mainstream jobs. However, if the shift into the green economy is not executed thoughtfully, using a gender lens, women may find themselves running into barriers that may limit their full access to green jobs in the coming years. This panel of three women leaders in the energy and environment space will look at the current situation, what opportunities exist for women, what barriers/challenges women face or could potentially face in accessing these opportunities, and what actions should be taken across various domains for an inclusive green economy.
Crissy Godfrey, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting
Kalnisha Singh, Founding Director, KD Strategies | Director, WE Connect
Ida Namur, Vice President, Global ESG Programs, AECOM
Adaku Ufere, Chief of Party, USAID West Africa Energy Program
Who is CWEEL?
The Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) is an AEE membership division that supports career development for women across the energy industry. This includes mentoring, networking, and scholarships for aspiring women to pursue technical education and careers in the energy and environmental fields. CWEEL is just one-way AEE supports a greater diversity of experience, talent, and ideas across our industry.