Across the energy sector, women make up less than 30% of the workforce, but that is changing as more young women enter the sector and as the industry makes a concentrated effort to increase gender diversity. What's it like to be a woman working in energy? What can both male and female executives do to encourage more diversity in the sector? And what skills make any young professional well prepared for a career in energy?
In coordination with Duke Women's Weekend, the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) at Duke's Fuqua School of Business invited four alumnae to share their thoughts on these questions with energy students at Duke.
Thanks so much to these panelists for sharing their time and expertise with young men and women preparing to enter the energy industry:
- Jessica Allen (E '15), Project Engineer, Duke Energy
- Chelsea Barnes (MEM '08), Director of Policy Services, EQ Research
- Mirka della Cava (T '85), Senior Program Manager and Team Lead, Colorado Energy Office
- Marina Yakhnis (MEM '15), Renewable Energy Specialist, RTI International