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As the renewable energy landscape evolves, the solar sector stands out not just for sustainability but also for being a leader in promoting gender diversity. Recent insights into the Photovoltaic (PV) industry show a significant achievement — 40% of women actively contribute to full-time positions within the sector. This figure stands out when compared to other energy fields, with women comprising 21% in the wind industry and 22% in the oil and gas sector. The solar industry, with a 32% overall representation of women sets a positive example in promoting gender inclusivity.

Technical and Non-Technical Roles for Women in Solar – In both technical and non-technical domains, including marketing, sales, distribution, product assembly, and installation, women, influenced by off-grid solar projects, account for 35%. While this indicates progress, challenges persist, especially in technical fields like PV installation, where women compose 12% of the workforce. Additionally, retaining mid-career women poses a concern, increased by the unique challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in keeping more women in their jobs is vital for creating a better balance between men and women in the solar industry.

Addressing the gender pay gap – gender pay gap, a widespread issue, is also present in the solar industry. Factors such as career choices, unpaid work responsibilities, and biased hiring practices contribute to this gap. Globally, 28% of respondents believe men are paid more for work of equal value, emphasizing the need for proactive measures to ensure pay equity.

Join us in building a sustainable and inclusive future SKILLBILL not only acknowledges the nuanced challenges that surface but actively engages in initiatives to amplify the representation of women. Your support is essential in driving this movement forward, therefore we invite you to be part of this transformative journey and create an environment where talent is valued without regard to gender. Together, let’s close gaps, overcome barriers, and build a renewable energy sector that thrives on diversity and equality!

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