The Clean Energy Council has established a Women in Renewables initiative that aims to achieve a better gender balance at all levels of the renewable energy industry. We will update this page with future Women in Renewable events.

Developing Women Directors - scholarship

Applications are now open and will close on 9 October 2016.

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) is committed to improving gender diversity in the renewable energy industry, including at directorship level.

The CEC has established an annual scholarship to support a female employee within a CEC member company to undertake the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Foundations of Directorship course.

While the successful candidate is not assured a role on the CEC board, it is expected that this initiative and training will help develop an increasing pool of potential candidates for board roles with the CEC and other clean energy sector entities.

Find out more and apply.

Women in Renewables lunch - 4 October 2016

The Women in Renewables lunch will be held on the first day of the All-Energy Conference (4 October 2016), celebrating Women in Renewables and looking outside our industry to ways we can improve.

The lunch will feature guest speakers Valeria Ignatieva, Co-Founder at Diverse City Careers, Fiona O'Hehir, CEO at Greenbank Environmental and Jenny Paradiso, Managing Director at Suntrix.

Find out more and book your tickets on the event information page.

Women in Renewables profiles

The Clean Energy Council is running a series of profiles on our website to highlight the fantastic work being done by women in different parts of the renewable energy sector. The first of these can be accessed below.

Ideas from past events

The Clean Energy Council held two lunch events in 2015 where attendees networked and came up with ways for women to build their profiles in the industry. The key ideas that have come out of the events are:

  • A mentoring program for women in renewables
  • Support more diversity in conference speakers, and if necessary train potential women speakers
  • Ensure good workplace policies that support flexible working hours and options for parents as well as equality in policy language
  • Reach out to students to help them get started in our industry
  • Start undertaking baseline measurements of women’s participation in the sector at all levels
  • Link our group to other relevant women’s groups

If you have other ideas to add, feel free to discuss them at a future event or get in touch with Alicia Webb.

Conference representation

The Clean Energy Council is committed to a policy of no all-male panels at our key conference events in 2016. We’ll also be creating representation targets that are ambitious but achievable.

We will be calling for speakers in the coming months for the Wind Industry Forum which will be held in Melbourne in early 2017. If you or someone you know has an interesting topic or project to speak about at the event we encourage you to apply. Watch this space for the opening of applications.

Join our women in renewables mailing list

To make sure you receive the latest updates on what the group is doing and invites to our Women in Renewables events please sign up to our dedicated mailing list.

Media Partner

We're please to have EcoGeneration as a media partner for the Women in Renewables initiative