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Women’s Energy Entrepreneurship

27 March 2020

The Clean Energy Solutions Center and the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) International initiatives, in partnership with the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), hosted this webinar as the fifth in a six-part webinar series on Gender Equality for a More Rapid and Inclusive Energy Transition. The webinar spotlighted the data and evidence base around women’s entrepreneurship in the energy sector that participants can use to inform policy and program design going forward.

Presentations highlighted findings related to:

  • Strengthening the Women’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem within the Energy Sector (report)
  • Practical Strategies to Catalyse Women-Led Access-to-Energy Ventures in India (report)
  • Women’s entrepreneurship, enterprise and financing supports, and productive uses of energy in West Africa
  • The IFC’s Energy2Equal program efforts to advance women’s entrepreneurship through corporate supply chains and community engagement and investment strategy.


  • Allie Glinski, International Center for Research on Women
  • Mathieu Dalle, Energy for Impact
  • Anne Njambi Kabugi, International Finance Corporation
  • Caroline McGregor, moderator


The Clean Energy Solutions Center and Global Women’s Network for the Energy transition will provide a certificate of completion for any participant who completes all six offerings of this webinar series. Contact us for more information.


The Clean Energy Solutions Center helps governments, advisors and analysts create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. The Solutions Center is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy. Read our report: Blueprint Guide for Creating Gender-sensitive Energy Policies.

GWNET logoGWNET aims to advance the global energy transition by connecting and empowering women working in sustainable energy in all parts of the world through interdisciplinary networking, advocacy, training, coaching and mentoring. It is a non-profit membership organization with more than 800 members in over 88 countries. Read the recently released GWNET Study: Women for Sustainable Energy: Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change and view our new video series Energy Transition Role Models: Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs showcasing portraits of remarkable women entrepreneurs in sustainable energy.

C3E logoC3E International aims to advance women’s participation in clean energy by creating opportunities and closing the gender gap across five focus areas: (1) awards and recognition, (2) gender data and benchmarking, (3) career development/mentorship, and (4) dialogue/communications, and (5) the Equal by 30 Campaign. In an effort to improve access to gender-disaggregated data in the energy sector and share knowledge about how to make the sector more gender balanced, C3E International released its 2019 Status Report on Gender Equality in the Energy Sector.