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Women in Renewables luncheon to showcase the value of mentorship at Australian Clean Energy Summit 2023

An unmissable panel discussion highlighting the experiences of women in different stages of their clean energy careers is the highlight of the Clean Energy Council’s Women in Renewables luncheon at this year’s Australian Clean Energy Summit, supported by KPMG.

The panel discussion, ‘Transforming Talent - The Mentors That Shape Us’, chaired by Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA)’s Strategic Director, Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, will feature the following panel of guest speakers, reflecting on the power and importance of mentor relationships in their careers:

  • Ruby Heard, Alinga Energy Consulting
  • Jenny Paradiso, Suntrix
  • Romilly Madew AO FTSE HonFIEAust, Engineers Australia

Clean Energy Council Director of Workforce Development, Dr Anita Talberg, said that mentoring programs such as the Women in Renewables program are integral parts of supporting women in their professional and personal growth, particularly among those in the early stages of their career.

“Mentors play an invaluable role sharing their unique insights, experience and knowledge of the clean energy industry, and providing participants with a model for development into future industry leaders.”

While representing 50 per cent of Australia’s workforce, women currently represent 39 per cent of the clean energy workforce, compared to 22 per cent in the broader energy sector.

More work remains to be done in increasing the representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) (31 per cent), construction trades (22 per cent), senior leadership (32 per cent) and board (19 per cent) roles across the sector.

The Clean Energy Council’s Women in Renewables program is committed to working towards an even more inclusive and diverse workforce, concurrent with modernising Australia’s energy system to achieving the goal of 82 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Jane Aubrey
Clean Energy Council Public Affairs Manager
[email protected]
+61 409 470 683