"Women make up just 16% of the workers in the energy sector today, and less than 15% in senior positions. At the same time women in emerging economies suffer disproportionately the impacts of climate change and cooking with traditional fuels. Women need to be at the forefront to achieve the transformation required for the energy sector to keep the 1.5°C alive."
"Women bring unique perspectives to the energy sector and are a vital source of innovation and creativity. However, many of us tend to downplay their accomplishments and abilities. It’s time for a change in attitude. Let’s work together towards a future where women are encouraged to lead and thrive."
"As our society is undergoing important transitions, be it green or digital, we must ensure that women and men have equal opportunities and that inequalities are not further exacerbated by change. On the contrary, we have to create conditions for women to be agents for a fair transition at work and in private.Vera Jourová"
"For a long time, the energy sector has been male-dominated and, while there has been progress in recent years, more efforts are needed. Gender equality could be helped by the clean energy transition, which will create new jobs so as to exploit the full potential of a more diverse workforce, where no one should be left behind. "
"Female CEOs and political leaders are no longer anomalies – although they still get paid less and are criticised for their ambition, they are there. We have all witnessed how women leaders have handled the COVID crisis or the way Greta Thunberg has galvanised an entire generation."
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Empowering Africa: The Crucial Role of Women in the Just Energy Transition