Recently, the world has witnessed momentous movements towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. Today, International Women’s Day, we at Ashden celebrate the women who are at the forefront of another movement – the transition towards sustainable energy for all.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women gaining the vote in the UK, and in this time women all over the world have taken tremendous strides and made great achievements, including those in the sustainable energy sector.
It is often women, especially in developing countries, who are disproportionately affected by poor energy access. It is also women who can and have taken a leading role in the clean energy revolution.
We reflect on some of our UK winners and go a little further afield to look at how some of our international Award winners have put women in the spotlight and have transformed communities by providing access to clean energy.