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IWD2022 #BreakTheBias

Imagine a gender-equal world.
   A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
   A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
   A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
   Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

Valerie Speth
Managing Director, APAC Renewable Power Team

Blackrock

22% women in the energy sector, 32% in renewables; more than enough room to #breakthebias.
Taking the perspectives of others, asking why and getting to know reasons rather than making assumptions is a good start. Let’s nurture curiosity to reduce bias.

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Alicia Eastman
Co-founder & President

InterContinental Energy

Diversity is a gift to any industrial sector as the expansion of perspective allows greater ability to understand and address the full 360 degrees. At InterContinental Energy we are committed to diversity, especially underrepresented groups in renewable energy such as women. We are driven not only by principles of equality but in order to optimize strategy, management, and operations. It’s the right thing to do, which is often the best place to start for sustainable success.

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Fleur Yaxley
Managing Director
BayWa r.e. Projects Australia Pty Ltd

Our workplaces must be safe ... respectful, collaborative, and equitable. Today they are not. Bullying, exclusion, sexual harassment or actual and attempted sexual assault is prevalent in workplaces. Our industry is no exception. The 55 recommendations of the 2020 Australian Human Rights Commission's Respect@Work report should be implemented universally. Lets #BreakThe Bias

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Marta Jimeno
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resources

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

The future workforce is an equal one. A workforce with equal gender distribution and a significant share of women in leadership positions. Combating the biases women face at work is critical to support, retain, and advance women. We all need to take action to #BreakTheBias — on International Women’s Day and beyond.

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Bobbi Pickard
Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, UK & EMEA
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We live in an ever-changing world with both threats to freedom and the environment. As we strive to preserve both, to make the world a better place, it is vital to place equality, diversity, and most of all active inclusion at the heart of what we do. We know that those organizations that have these values at their heart and lead with empathy are more successful and make better decisions. It is therefore vital to ‘Break the Bias’ to ensure all women, including those that are trans and non-binary, are valued for their experience, their voices amplified and their leadership recognized.

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Asal Ibrahim
Senior Consultant and  Head of Growth & Innovation, Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America (SEMELA)

DNV – Energy Systems

Our world is going through a transformational journey towards a cleaner environment and sustainable energy use and production. In order to achieve this transition timely, everyone is needed to participate and to innovate. Thanks to WiRA for featuring women in renewables and encouraging more women to take part in the energy transition journey.

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Modini Yantrapati, M.Tech
Consultant - Energy Storage APAC, Energy Systems
DNV Energy India Private Limited

This IWD 2022 , let’s #breakthebias and keep fighting for more diverse, inclusive and fair working environments in this growing renewables space. My challenge to both myself and all of you is to keep this conversation alive. Ensure your own organization is reporting on its gender pay gap and demand policies to overcome it. Every company that changes sets the standard for others to follow. We all have a voice and now is the time to use it

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Silvia Piana
Head of Regulatory Affairs - Africa, Asia and Oceania

Enel Green Power

Good job Women in Renewables! #BreaktheBias for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive Renewable Energy Industry

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Wei-nee Chen
VP, New Energy Ventures
Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad

We are running out of time;
But we are not running out of hope;
We will answer to the call for a Decade of Action;
Together, we can achieve the impossible by breaking the mould.

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Hanan Bakr
Director, Energy Sector Head and Sustainability Lead-MENAT

HSBC

Think ‘human first’. #Breakthebias by understanding and celebrating our individual uniqueness. Recognize how men and women are complementary parts of a whole.
How the synergies we build together, through alliances and mutual appreciation, can surpass any preconceived notions and expectations.
When we are human first, we set the foundation for a truly inclusive and sustainable future.

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Kate Lazarus
Senior ESG Advisory Lead, Asia Pacific, Environment, Social and Governance
IFC

Empowering women in renewables is about making a cultural shift and seeing the huge potential that women have in leadership and as workers in non-traditional jobs. When we believe in each other and create shared foundations,  we have the strength to believe in ourselves.

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Dany Qian
Global Vice President
Jinko Solar

All in, we can do more to empower and sustain this world.

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Prapharat Tangkawattana
CEO

Nortis Energy Group

With continued effort made by Nortis Group even in the most difficult times during the pandemic, my team has committed to global climate issues not just only installing more renewable generation, but also successfully launched digMint platform that utilizes blockchain technology to accelerate participants in carbon reductions without boundaries. Giving the easy access of the platform, we hope to bring in high impact to promote green community globally.

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Jen Tan
Head of Integrated Solutions
Sembcorp Singapore & SEA

As we move towards an inclusive global energy transition, there are plenty of opportunities to drive innovative solutions. I would like to invite more women to join in on this green journey. I’ve made sustainability my business and you should too.

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Tetchi Capellan
President
SunAsia Energy

When half of the population take part in energy transition we aim higher and move faster.

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Armita Bayat
Country Manager

Tek Solar

Be the ENERGY that you want to attract.
I encourage all the Women already in renewable energy sector with managerial position to influence more their HR department to BreakTheBias. Looking forward to a brighter future by helping each other to overcome all gender inequality and diversity.

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Yisha He
Chairperson
Unisun Energy Group & Women in Renewables Asia

I always feel so EMPOWERED in a diverse community! Getting inspired by all the positive energy and taking it with me into my everyday life. #BreakTheBias is only the beginning, a single move can spark a revolution. Collectively we can transform laws and stereotypes. To every strong, hardworking, and amazing WOMAN!

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Tracy Nilsson
Head of Sustainability - Global Operations

ISS World Services A/S

There is no planet B. Climate change, resource scarcity, and waste overload are rapidly affecting our planet and the environment. It affects all of us, in terms of our weather, health, safety, economy and general quality of life. Accelerating the adoption of renewable energy to address climate change needs to be a priority for the future as cutting industry’s carbon emissions will require significant investment and coordinated effort among businesses, governments, and other stakeholders. The need for decisive change is clear and urgent.

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Molly Huang
Secretary General
Women in Renewables Asia

Change happens by listening and then initiating dialogues with people who share the same value with you. Remember your motivation today, fight for the things that you care about, and start building your narrative upon - a narrative that inspires and empowers others.

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Rahul Ahluwalia
Minister-Counsellor and Director (Financial Services & Investment)

British Embassy Beijing

Successfully transitioning the global economy to carbon neutrality is the single biggest challenge facing humanity today. It is vital to urgently #BreakTheBias and expand female leadership and participation across every part of industry and policy making to ensure the best and brightest minds can contribute to achieving the goals agreed in the Glasgow Climate Pact at COP26.

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Eddie Lee
Managing Director
Leader Associates

Never let anyone make you feel inferior of who you are.

As a leading international renewable energy event organizer, we make every effort to cultivate the RE work cultures of tomorrow, based in gender equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

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