Australian Clean Energy Summit’s gender agenda

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has established a women in renewables initiative with a range of measures aimed at developing and promoting women in the sector.

These included the introduction of the Developing Women Directors Scholarship, the first of which was awarded to Deborah Oberon of All-Grid Energy this year.

The CEC has also committed to improving the number of female speakers at its events, already reaching its target of at least 30 per cent female speakers and no all-male panels.

“The CEC is proud of the work we have done in this area. But we have plenty of work to do to ensure that we encourage talented and professional women to join our industry, stay in our industry and get promoted to the most senior levels in our industry,” CEC chief executive Kane Thornton said.