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Call for submissions – Equality in Energy Transitions Initiative Awards 2022

June 15, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun

June 15, 2022 – A clean energy future will only succeed when we harness all possible talent and help to close the gender gap, say the proponents behind the Equality in Energy Transitions Initiative Awards 2022, which are presented by the Equality in Energy Transitions Initiative in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE).

Canada has designed and delivered the International Equality Initiative Awards program with support from other Equality Initiative members and Women in Renewable Energy, a non-profit organization working to advance women in the energy sector with expertise in delivering women of distinction awards.

There are three award categories:

• The Woman of Distinction Award recognizes and celebrates a professional woman working in the energy sector who goes beyond business-as-usual.


• The Organizational Award recognizes an organization that has taken actions to recruit, develop, and retain women within the clean energy sector. This award is open to public, private, and non-profit organizations.

• The Emerging Leader in Renewable Energy Award recognizes and celebrates an exceptional role model who has shown outstanding promise toward advancing the role of women, and has had an impact through demonstrated leadership, innovation or initiative in the renewable energy sector. This award recognizes excellence in leadership, policy and advocacy, technical advancement and R&D, project development, community engagement, promotion/adoption of clean energy technologies, and/or volunteer work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – July 13, 11:55 pm ET.

The Equality Initiative is a Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) under the International Energy Agency, and an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial.

The Equality Initiative established the International Equality Initiative Awards Program with the aim of bringing recognition to those advancing the transition to a low-carbon economy by advancing women’s participation in clean energy and closing the gender gap in the energy sector.

The awards program contributes to the Equality Initiative’s goals of inspiring women around clean energy issues to attract them to these careers, supporting their advancement into leadership positions, and connecting women in clean energy around the globe.

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