Monserrat García Herrera Ambassador Chile Environmental Engineer, Ministry of Energy Chile firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter profile Why advancing Women in Energy is so important It´s crucial to incorporate a female viewpoint because women not only have expertise, knowledge and technical skills, but they also have a special sensitivity and a particular perspective towards the challenges and transitions we are facing in the renewable energy field today. Women are empathic, collaborative and capable of interacting with communities from the inside. The energy sector has for long been led by masculine actors and if we want to live in a more equal, bias-free and fairer world, we need to have diverse and interdisciplinary strategies. Therefore, women should not only be present in administrative functions, but in the entire chain of the clean energy sector, such as the design and development of renewable projects, the presence in senior management positions, as well as the engagement in the creation of public policies to ensure gender equality. Energy Field Renewable Energy SourcesEnergy Efficiency Sector Public Management Languages EnglishSpanishFrench I’m offering the following support for the C3E International Initiative Promote C3E International Awards opportunitiesParticipate in the review and winner selection process of the C3E International AwardsProvide information on gender policies or data on the participation of women in their workplaceOrganize C3E International regional events, policy circles and/or locally arranged small group meetings I’m offering the following support to female students and professionals transitioning to or starting out in the clean energy field Launch a networking or a matching/mentorship program through a virtual platformOffer or promote internships, scholarships, fellowships, or job shadowing opportunitiesProvide advice on job applications or how to get into or rise in clean energyCollect and share information on best practicesShare how to gain experience and increase leadership in their sector, and/orDevelop a career toolkit or other useful resource.