News Digest Item
08 May 2018

Few women in leading roles in Germany’s energy industry


Women are largely underrepresented in Germany’s energy industry, occupying just 12 percent of executive positions in the sector, consultancy PwC says in a press release. A PwC analysis found the figure had increased by only two percentage points since 2014, “way too little for a period of four years”, the press release says. In spite of women having relevant expertise in the energy sector and a sweeping lack of skilled labour in Germany, they very rarely get promoted to leading positions, according to PwC. About one in four departments in the energy industry is led by a woman, mainly in the areas of human resources and public relations. “Technical or strategic tasks still are almost exclusively carried out by men,” says Nicole Elert, legal expert at PwC. In the top positions, the share of women is just one percent, the consultancy says. The situation for women working in the renewable energy industry is not very different to that in the energy industry in general, PwC adds.

Read the press release in German here.

Find a CLEW article on skilled labour shortages in the Energiewende here.  

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