Women are being encouraged to consider a career in sustainability and renewable energy through mentoring by female role models.
At the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy platform, which was held on Wednesday afternoon as part of this week’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, female leaders sought to inspire other young women to play an active role in addressing sustainability goals in the UAE.
Through the Wiser Pioneers Programme, which was announced last year and is currently working on its first recruits, 20 women aged between 20 and 30 are offered advanced training and development aimed at empowering participants.
The Masdar-backed initiative provided networking opportunities with sustainability experts and idea workshops on how to reduce the gender gap and achieve key environmental goals.
“Girls and young women need female role models to see women as confident leaders, so they can envisage themselves leading others,” said Dr Lamya Fawwaz, Wiser programme director
“More female leaders increases participation in all sectors.
“This is the key aim of Wiser, to bring female leaders into the limelight and connect them with our community of inspiring young women.”