Masdar Empowers Young Women in Sustainability & Renewable Energy
Masdar today announced that 23 graduates completed its annual Women in Sustainability, Environment, and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Pioneers Program, which empowers women aged 25 to 35 to lead sustainable change in their communities and careers.
Now in its fourth year, more than 70 young women representing 17 nationalities have graduated from the WiSER Pioneers Program, including this year’s 23 graduates, all of whom completed more than 20 hours of educational and skills-training workshops.
The program is part of Masdar’s WiSER initiative, launched on the sidelines of the 70th UN General Assembly to inspire women and girls to play an active role in the global energy transition, in line with both UAE's strategic net-zero initiative and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Masdar Executive Director of Brand & Strategic Initiatives Dr Lamya Fawwaz, said: “By training, upskilling and creating mentorship opportunities for talented young women, the WiSER Pioneers Program empowers future generations of women to become sustainability leaders.
"This is critical to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, Damilola Ogunbiyi, said: “Through my involvement with WiSER, I am proud to play a part in empowering women to become leaders in our sustainable energy future.”
WiSER Pioneer, Farah Al Sayegh, said: “The WiSER Pioneers Program gave me the opportunity to learn directly from world-class experts, industry leaders, innovators and change-makers, fostering the real-world experience and robust global network.”