Over the last decade, the topics of clean technology, energy and sustainability have moved from the periphery to the centre of the global economy. Despite women being 1.2 times more likely than men to found a business that doubles as a social venture, the executives who lead these companies are men. The need for more female leaders has never been more critical, and there is a never-ending catalogue of data to support this claim. Closing the gender gap can increase GDP by 35%, whilst businesses with a gender diverse workforce are 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability.
“Of the 30% of women who enrol in engineering studies, only 10-15% go into engineering roles, and that drops to 5% into leadership roles”, Alexandra Tavasoli, Founder & CEO, Solistra Coperation
In recent decades, there have been calls for greater gender equality, and although tremendous strides have been made, there is still a fundamental lack of women in leadership roles. Women are earning more bachelor’s degrees than men and negotiating salaries at the same rate, so why are we not seeing more female leaders?
Exploring the importance of a gender balance workforce and speaking to two female leaders in the CleanTech space, this whitepaper aims to educate and reveal the actionable steps to take to improve your DE&I in your CleanTech startup. To find out, download the report straight to your desktop below.