Companies across the energy and industrial sectors are being urged to close the digital gender gap as the world unites behind International Women’s Day (March 8).
This year’s theme, ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’, underlines the importance of embracing transformative technology to empower all women and girls (under social hashtag theme #EmbraceEquity).
With the energy industry in the midst of an unprecedented transition, that means ensuring equitable access to education and training for in-demand STEM skills, and equitable access to jobs and leadership opportunities in the ‘industries of the future’ – where technology and sustainability will unquestionably take centre stage.
By 2030, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) expects the number of jobs in the energy sector could rise to 139m – compared to 12.7m in 2021 – including more than 74m in energy efficiency, electric vehicles, power systems/flexibility and hydrogen.
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