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Empowering Women in Energy: From Classroom to Career

28 June 2024
9.00am – 11.00am AEST
EY Offices, 200 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
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Empowering Women in Energy: from Classroom to Career will highlight the importance of early STEM engagement for girls and the diverse opportunities it creates for future leaders in clean energy.

As the clean energy sector begins to boom, Australia cannot keep pace with its race to net zero without the active participation of women, who currently face significant underrepresentation. According to Jobs and Skills Australia's 'The Clean Energy Generation' report, women dominate in general clerical roles within the sector but are rarely seen in trade qualified or engineering positions. With the projected need for 32,000 more electricians and nearly 2 million workers in building and engineering trades by 2050, it is crucial to foster an inclusive environment that encourages women to pursue and excel in these roles.

This event is perfect for industry leaders, HR professionals, and educators, offering invaluable insights from both industry and community leaders on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Join us to understand more about the structural and cultural barriers preventing girls from pursuing STEM and how we can collectively work to dismantle them.

Key topics

Unleashing Innovation: The Power of Diversity in Clean Energy

Sparking Lifelong Passion: Strategies for Sustaining STEM Engagement in Girls

Speakers
Annika Freyer

Annika Freyer

CEO, Champions of Change Coalition
Simone Hughes

Simon Hughes

Principal, Rutherford Technology High School
Anna Grace Millward

Anna-Grace Millward

Founder, The Orbispace Initiative
Victoria Mollard

Victoria Mollard

Executive GM, Economics & System Security, Australian Energy Market Commission
Sandra Moore

Sandra Moore

STEM Equity and Partnerships, NSW Department of Education
Lynn Morrison

Lynn Morrison

Partner - Assurance, EY
Naomi Wynn

Naomi Wynn

Net Zero Partnerships and Regulatory Manager, Ausgrid
Clare Sporle

Clare Sporle

Financial Services Partner, EY