In the special episode, paying homage to women leaders in the sector, our guest is Emily McAteer, Co-Founder and CEO at Odyssey Energy Solutions. She speaks with Catherine Njuguna, Global Director of Communication at Power for All, about her journey into the DRE sector and the importance of gender equity in energy access.
Emily says she has seen tremendous progress in increasing the number of women in the sector, but more efforts are still needed to achieve gender equality. She adds that some ways to address gender inequality in the sector should include giving women education and training opportunities, deliberate recruitment of women, and creating conducive work environments such as flexible working hours.
Emily also notes that investors are increasingly interested in women-led projects in the renewable energy sector. This is a promising sign that things are beginning to change for the better for women in the male-dominated sector.