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Male Allies in the Energy Sector

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Location: Webinar (EST)


*This webinar does not offer AEE credits.

The energy sector has traditionally been male-dominated.  Women in developed and developing countries are still outnumbered in technical and supervisory positions in utilities and other energy sector agencies. Women attempting to enter the energy sector often face barriers such as gender stereotypes, bias, and a general lack of training, mentorship, and networking opportunities. 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.’ These men champion improvements to workplace policies, practices, and culture to elevate women and eliminate negative gender stereotypes and behaviors. The objective of this panel discussion is to highlight male champions for gender equality through their work in the energy sector across multiple countries. Panelists will share their personal experiences in promoting gender equality within the energy industry, the resulting business outcomes, and any challenges they encountered along the way.

Crissy Godfrey, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting

Matthew Mendis is a clean energy, environment, and finance expert with more than 35 years of experience in more than 45 developing countries.

Suman Basnet is a hydropower, renewable energy and management professional with over 35 years’ experience in the development and private sectors. Mr. Basnet is currently the Team Leader at the Nepal Renewable Energy Programme, a Government of Nepal Programme supported by the UK Government.

Tunde Gbajumo is an experienced power sector reform professional with a nearly 30-year career in independent power project development and energy finance that has spanned across geographies including Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritania, Tanzania, Liberia, and the Republic of Benin. He serves as the Chief of Party for the Deloitte-led USAID Nigeria Power Sector Program.

Start Date:

Jun 27, 2024

End Date:

Jun 27, 2024