A Forum dedicated to CIGRE Women in Energy
CIGRE WiE is a forum for women working in energy to interact, develop their careers, increase their self-confidence, improve their professional skills, and accomplish their dreams.
CIGRE WiE inspires, motivates women in energy by helping to provide links to global thought leaders and role models, as well as to demonstrate the influence and functions of female professional communities.
- Identify winning strategies that drive career success for women in the power & energy industry.
- Understand the knowledge, skills and experience you need to reach your goals.
- Design action plans to grow women’s professional career.
CIGRE Paris hosts the inaugural CIGRE Women in Energy Forum during the Cigre Paris Session which is held every even year. This WiE session focuses on promoting the development of women in energy by sharing experiences, highlighting role models, and providing networking opportunities.
It is a great opportunity for women already active with CIGRE, and those engaged more widely within Power Engineering, to meet with each other and with representatives of CIGRE’s governing bodies and share views on the importance of greater gender diversity and how this can be achieved.
It is a platform where women and men listen to a variety of inspirational speakers from around the world and have an opportunity to debate around the practical solutions in ensuring that women participation in the field of engineering is both increased and sustained.
The role of the CIGRE National Committees in promoting women onto CIGRE work bodies and governance assemblies is identified as a key focus area. It is for this reason that Cigre National Committees are encouraged to establish a WiE forum in order for the WiE vision to be realised.
List of National Committees with a Women in Engineering network:
|National Committee||Name of WiE chair|
|Brazil||Carla DAMASCENO PEIXOTO|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Maja MUFTIC DEDOVIC|
|Kosovo||Pranvera DOBRUNA KRYEZIU|
|New Zealand||Rebecca MARX|
|South Africa||Khayakazi DIOKA|
|Turkey||Hayriye GÜRBÜZ / Dilek KOCA|
|United Kingdom||Biljana STOJKOVSKA|
|United States of America||Elizabeth LaROSE|
Dioka Khayakazi: DiokaK@eskom.co.za