Women in Energy

Learning from International Initiatives and Austrian Best Practices
Haus der Forschung, Wien

1090 Wien, Sensengasse 1

The ideas and talents of all members of society are essential to building a sustainable future. Closing the gender gap and increasing women’s participation and leadership in the field of energy is a prerequisite to meeting our shared clean energy challenges. The Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) has been working towards this goal in the framework of the International Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Ministerial. The Workshop’s goal is to present the C3E TCP and other international initiatives as well as Austrian good practices, which aim to promote gender equality in companies in the field of clean energy. At the end, participants will have learnt from good practices, networked with role models active in the field and understood why the inclusion of women is vital for progress towards clean energy goals.



Address of welcome

Andreas Wildberger, Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Sabine Mitter, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Introduction and Keynotes – Women in Energy

Overview of the C3E TCP: Putting Ideas into Action
Annette Hollas, Chairwoman of the C3E TCP

Leading change: The relevance of gender diversity for adaptability (agility) and innovation
Heike Mensi-Klarbach, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Short Interviews – Strategic Thoughts on the Inclusion of Women

Gudrun Senk, Wien Energie GmbH Vertrieb GmbH & Co KG

Christine Lins, Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition

Susanne Wolf-Eberl, WIMEN Network

Peter Reichel, OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association

Roman Schmid, BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbH

Margaretha Spencer AEE - Institut für Nachhaltige Technologien

Market Place of Possibilities – Meeting Role Models & Good Practices

Informal networking opportunity (including buffet) to exchange in-depth with the organizations and initiatives briefly presented in the session before.

Summary in Plenary Session


Moderation: Astrid Reinprecht, ÖGUT


Thema Karriere in der Forschung, Umwelt und Energie
Zielgruppe Kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU), Große Unternehmen (GU), Universitäten, Fachhochschulen, Kompetenzzentren, Forschungseinrichtungen, Einzel-ForscherInnen, Start-Up, (Gemeinnützige) Vereine, Gebietskörperschaften, Multiplikatoren / Intermediäre
Veranstaltungstyp Workshop
FFG Bereich Allgemein
Geltungsbereich International


Mag. Christine Meissl
Mag. Christine Meissl

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