C3E: How to overcome gender biases as a female founder

26 January 2022


German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Innovative ideas are much needed in the energy sector. Still, female founders face multiple challenges in the male-dominated entrepreneurial sector. In our third event of the “Women Energize Women” campaign, we will thus learn from the stories and insights of four inspiring female founders.

The “Women Energize Women” campaign is a communication initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) within the scope of BMWK’s global project Bilateral Energy Partnerships. The aim of “Women Energize Women” is to inform, mobilise, inspire and connect women around the world who are working to advance the energy transition.

The virtual event takes place on

26 January 2022 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM CET via MS Teams.


Geraldine de Bastion, CEO & founder Konnektiv Kollektiv


  • Damilola Asaleye, Co-Founder Ashdam Solar Company (Nigeria)
  • Dr. Rashi Gupta, Founder & Managing Director Vision Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd. (India)
  • Aidée Zamora Espinola, Co-founder & CEO Grupo AMERALI (Mexico)
  • Carina Klaffl, Head of Grow F Initiative, Female Founders (Austria)

To learn more about the second event of the campaign, please have look at our event outline.

In order to join the event, please follow the attached registration form.