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Women in Renewables signs on as proud partner for International Women's Day event

The Clean Energy Council’s Women in Renewables initiative is proud to be a supporting partner of Women in Energy’s International Women’s Day event. The theme of this year’s event is 'Playing your part in the energy transition – how the customer experience is influencing the change in the sector'.

Women in Renewables Chair Natalie Collard said she is “elated” to partner with Women in Energy (WIE) for an event that will continue an important conversation about addressing the current barriers to diversity across the sector.

“Panelists at the event will delve into topics which are fundamental to the energy transition, including the shift towards a consumer-centric industry and the rise of increasingly diverse energy sector careers beyond engineers and economists, as important as they are to our continued growth,” Ms Collard said.

This was echoed by Aylin Cunsolo, Secretary of Women in Energy and Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie, “Women in Energy is very excited by this event, which will be our first for 2018. We will hear from exceptional leaders in the sector who will explore how customers are becoming the center of the energy industry, whilst also providing a fresh perspective on the changing sector, the different skills needed to support the transition and the career opportunities this can create.”

Among the panelists will be Clean Energy Council Chair Rachel Watson, the General Manager of New Business for Pacific Hydro. The event will conclude with an audience Q&A followed by canapés and drinks to provide an opportunity for informal networking.

The event will encourage questions to some of our brightest minds so they can share their insights on some of the most pressing questions affecting the energy industry.

“I’m looking forward to an important and thought-provoking conversation which will bring together energy professionals, policy makers, and consumers alike,” Ms Collard said.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said it was great to see the energy sector embrace greater diversity and gender equity.

“These forums present a great opportunity for women across this sector to come together and work towards a brighter future,” she said.

“We want Victoria to be a leader in encouraging and delivering greater gender equality, so it’s fantastic to see organisations like the Clean Energy Council get behind this vital objective.”

The WIE International Women’s day event will take place on Monday 5 March 2018 at Victoria Parliament House, beginning at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start.

With only a limited amount of tickets available, guests are urged to secure their place, at a cost of $22.19 for WIE members and $106.59 for non-members (including booking fee).

For more information about the Clean Energy Council’s Women in Renewables initiative or to sign up to the mailing list, please visit

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Please contact Clean Energy Council Media Manager Mark Bretherton on 0413 556 981 for more information or to arrange an interview.