19 May 2020: Engineering News interview with Veronique Fyfe – South Africa’s Ambassador for the Women in Wind Global Leadership Programme, on the topic of gender diversity.
“There will need to be an urgent focus on the energy transition beyond the Covid-19 pandemic and the world will need “all hands-on deck”, including women, to achieve success in this regard, said G7 Renewable Energies project manager Veronique Fyfe.
Veronique represents South Africa as a spokesperson for gender diversity in the wind energy industry. She explains that women’s participation is critical in advancing “an ever growing and changing industry”.
In this regard, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) policy and operations director Joyce Lee noted that, “as an industry, we should be empowering all people to reach their full potential, and ensuring we have the most robust talent to drive innovation”. According to Lee, “businesses make smarter decisions with diverse workforces”.
Fyfe says gender diversity in any sphere means “a larger and more creative talent pool”. She explains that society at large benefits from a stronger female presence and voice in the energy sector.
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