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Women in renewables reaffirm commitment to gender diversity through second edition of speakers guide

The Clean Energy Council, Women in Renewables (WiR) initiative is proud to have released the second edition of the Speakers Guide earlier this morning at the WiR Breakfast as part of the 2019 Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney.

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said the overwhelming success of the guide’s first edition demonstrates just how important the document has been for women working in the industry.

“As an industry, it’s no secret that we have an abundance of highly-skilled, capable women working across different levels and positions nationally, many of whom are featured in both the first and second instalments of the Speakers Guide,” he said.

“From financial analysts, project managers and technical operators to Chief Executives, engineers, lecturers and scientists, I am confident at least one – if not many – very talented women would fit the bill for any speaking panels in each state,” Mr Thornton said.

“The second edition of the guide well and truly cancels out the excuse that event coordinators couldn’t find a woman to fit the required criteria. I look forward to sharing the panel with these talented professionals at future events. It is deeply humbling to be able to play our part in creating a renewable energy industry that is a leader in gender diversity,” he said.

Speakers profiled in the Speakers Guide do not reflect or represent the Clean Energy Council’s views and position unless speaking on behalf of the Clean Energy Council. We encourage you to make your own enquiries into the views and appropriateness of any speaker you choose to engage.

To download the Speakers Guide or submit your own profile, please visit [email protected]/speakersguide. To sign the Leaders’ or Panel pledges visit [email protected]/pledge

The 2019 Australian Clean Energy Summit is held 30-31 July at ICC Sydney. Hosted by the Clean Energy Council, the summit draws over 800 delegates from hundreds of organisations. More information on the summit can be found on the Clean Energy Summit website.

Please contact Clean Energy Council Media Manager Mark Bretherton on 0413 556 981 for more information.