WE Connect is a network of women working in renewable energy in South Africa

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide opportunities for women working in renewable energy to:

  • connect and grow their networks,
  • to develop opportunities for knowledge sharing, and
  • Connect mentors with mentees.

WE Connect to increase gender diversity.

Why is this required?

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Gender Report 2020, women represent only 32% of the global renewable energy workforce and 21% in the wind industry compared to 22% in traditional energy industries, like oil and gas. When considering women in leadership positions, these numbers dwindle to single digits. The economic benefits for companies with women in leadership positions are well documented. As South Africa transitions to a low carbon energy sector, it just makes sense to connect the pool of talented women, nurture young talent and facilitate growth towards a diverse renewable energy sector.

Connecting Women

South Africa does have forums and conferences specific for women in energy, but to date, there’s been no platform with a specific focus on connecting women in renewable energy.

Conferences tend to be well attended by women in mid to senior positions, but there’s a need for a platform that is open to women regardless of where they are in their career.

This is where WE Connect comes in.

Accessible Opportunities

WE Connect creates opportunities that are open to all to increase gender diversity in the renewable energy industry in South Africa.

Networks grow networks. 
Be part of the growing 
network of people driving 
gender equality in the 
renewable energy sector.

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