BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 31 -- The Global Wind Energy Council issued the following news release:
This year's Women in Wind Global Leadership Program will offer the most mentee places ever - with applications now open for the 2023/24 scheme.
Having started in 2019 with an initial group of eight mentees, this year the program will offer almost four times as many spots to women working in vital emerging wind markets around the world.
Now in its fifth year, the initiative - hosted by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) - helps accelerate the careers of women in the wind industry, facilitating empowerment and career development by providing training, mentorship, knowledge-sharing and fostering a global network of professionals in the industry.
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Apply here: https://gwec.net/women-in-wind-apply/
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GWEC Director of Women In Wind, Jeanette Gitobu, said: "A just transition has to involve a diverse range of voices at the centre of it. That is why the wind industry will continue to drive change in this area through the Global Leadership Program.
"Gender diversity is not only a moral imperative, but it is also a business imperative for the energy sector. The industry must recognise that diversity and inclusivity are key drivers of innovation and success. Without a diverse workforce, the sector will continue to miss out on the unique perspectives and skills that women bring to the table.
"It has been my enormous privilege in 2022 to have had the support of our mentors, partners, and participants to equip the next generation of future industry leaders to thrive in a vital and exciting industry, and I can't wait to welcome even more mentees to this year's scheme."
Christine Lins, Executive Director and Founding Member of GWNET, said: "In the fourth edition of the Women in Wind Global Leadership Program, we were inspired by the commitment of mentors and mentees from over 14 countries and five continents to foster a global professional network, share knowledge and experiences and empower one another in the wind sector. In 2023, we look forward to welcoming a new group of inspiring women from across key emerging markets for wind power, and to continue our work to urgently address the gender gap which exists in the wind sector".
About this year's program: The public application period is open from 30 January - 10 February 2023, and is open to applications to citizens/residents of: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
Successful applicants will be matched with a dedicated mentor and take part in a program from March 2023 - January 2023. See full requirements for application here: https://gwec.net/women-in-wind-apply/
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Original text here: https://gwec.net/women-inw-wind-applications-open-2023-24/