RW Roundtable on Women in Clean Energy

Renewable energy is often termed as the “change enabler” for sustainability goals. However, if such a change is not equitable, then the battle is only half won. India has embarked on an energy transition journey in the background of its ambitious climate commitments. It is imperative that this transition be gender inclusive to bring in the transformational shift required to achieve the desired clean energy targets. The focus so far has primarily been on what clean energy acc­ess can do for women as end-users, however, it is now important to shift the narrative towards what women can further do for the growth of clean energy. It is key to recognise the existing gender gap in the sector and take conscious industry-led action to form a synergistic partnership between women and renewable energy.

In this context, Renewable Watch is organising a roundtable on April 19, 2023 to provide an understanding of the status, opportunities and challenges for women in clean energy. The roundtable is targeted at women in clean energy roles, industry players, consultancies, policy makers and research organisations, and other experts.

We hope that the roundtable will provide a platform for a useful exchange of information and ideas on the strategies to meet the climate and green energy objectives of the country in a gender equitable manner.

The panel will discuss questions such as:

  • Over the course of your career have you seen changes in the renewable energy industry that have prompted more women to apply for entry level positions which have been earlier dominated by men?
  • What have been your experiences in the industry particularly from a gender dimension?
  • What actions should the industry take in order to promote gender balance?
  • What are the key opportunities for women in the sector at present and in the near future?
  • What advise would you give to young women who are interested in pursuing a career in the renewable energy industry?

The confirmed list of speakers includes:

  • Dilip Kumar, Founder-Director, Inspire Clean Energy
  • Ritu Lal, Client Partner, Infrastructure & Energy Practice, Amrop India
  • Anupama Ratta, Head of Human Resources, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited
  • Sushmita R. Ajwani, Director, Power and Renewables, ICF International
  • Prarthana Borah, Director, CDP
  • Anvesha Paresh Thakker, Partner & National Lead- Clean Energy, KPMG India


The roundtable is being organised by Renewable Watch magazine, which covers the entire spectrum of clean energy – wind, solar, bioenergy, green hydrogen, storage, small-hydro, EV charging and other emerging technologies. It aims to provide accurate information to track investments and projects, showcase innovations and technologies, and offer a platform for debate and discussion on policy, regulation and financing.

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