W4RES Webinar No1: Overcoming gender barriers in the RHC sector
Date: 31 May 2022
To establish a system with 100% renewable energies and decentralised structures, our energy system will need to change. New technologies, business models, and societal transformation require flexibility and diversity to consider the perspective of several social groups. The participation and representation of women in the Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) sector are highly needed to fuel the energy transition. But which barriers prevent women from taking positions in the RHC sector? What tools and approaches exist to overcome these barriers?
Are you like us eager to make gender equality in the sector happen?
The project Women4RenewableEnergy (W4RES) has what you need and our partnership has developed a capacity-building program organised through a series of webinars. Five W4RES webinars will take participants along different steps towards women empowerment and gender equality in the Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) sector.
Join our first webinar: Overcoming the Invisible Barrier: Gender Dimensions of the RHC sector, on the 31st of May, at 10 am CET.
In this webinar, we are going to present several gender dimensions. Using the term gender dimensions we refer to specific ways, relations, and areas by which gender and gendered roles are constructed. Furthermore, with an input presentation, small exercises, and discussions, we want to point out several gendered barriers, e.g., carve out gender stereotypes that shape our perception and the way we walk through the world. As a solution, we show specific gender tools that tackle such barriers in the RHC sector.
W4RES event: Organised by WECF