Women in Energy

December 10, 2021

Since 2019, the Women in Energy Conference has brought together women in the energy sector to discuss women’s leadership in the corporate world.

Speakers on this year’s program included Professor Ellen-Bortei Doku-Aryeetey, Director of the Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS) at the University of Ghana, and Florence Agyei, Director of Human Resource and Services at GRIDCo.

Professor Ellen-Bortei Doku-Aryeetey addressed the audience on the “Challenges Facing Women in the Energy Sector.”She went on to say that organizations should prioritize women, encourage them to advance up the corporate ladder, and give them a seat at the table to help make decisions.

Florence Agyei, Director of Human Resources and Services at GRIDCo, suggested that organizations come up with innovative ways to support working women and mothers by creating a more flexible working environment for them as they balance caring for their children and families.

She went on to say that if their male supervisors and leaders provided the necessary assistance and support, many women would find themselves in the boardroom.

Other speakers, such as Mr. Darlington Ahuble, Plant Engineer with the Volta River Authority, emphasized the importance of empowering women and providing equal opportunities for advancement in their careers so that they can hold top positions in organizations

Ing. Miriam K. Amponsah, an Electrical Engineer with ECG, also spoke about the importance of organizations empowering women by encouraging them, and she encouraged women in the power sector to form groups to share ideas and build each other up.

Other speakers included Fred Asamani, an energy infrastructure developer, Mr. MK Balaji, an energy and climate change expert, Esi Eduafowa Sey (PHD), Mawuko Fumey, a development specialist, and Mrs Genevieve Baah.

Women in Energy

The three-day event saw in attendance women in the energy sector in various positions, including representatives from Sunon Asogli Power.