Who we are
Ethiopian Women in Energy (EWiEn) is an association that connects and empowers Ethiopian women working in the energy sector with the aim of promoting greater visibility, networking opportunities, mentoring, and professional connections between its members
Provision of quality education, training and support for women in the workforce: Access to finance for women entrepreneurs in the sector and community based energy projects
Create a platform for collaboration and experience sharing ; Engage in discussion about solutions and professional growth; Information for young women about the energy sector; Connecting professionals and job opportunities; Volunteer activities for young female students
Demonstrate women as an important part of the sector; Promote professional and women-led businesses; Research on barriers to women participation in the energy sector
Participating in the Ethiopian Water and Energy Utility week exhibition as a volunteer was really an awesome and exciting experience to me. It helped me to step out of my comfort zone and discover new things about the energy sector…. . It even encouraged me to use my knowledge and contribute to this fast growing sector in our country
A 3rd year software engineering student at Addis Ababa University
I am happy to be a member of an association that works to enhance the role of women in the Energy sector. Participating in EWiEn’s workshop was an excellent learning and personal development experience for me as I was able to listen to women business owners talk about startup companies in the energy sector, gain insight into the gender-energy nexus from the consumer perspective, and network with women professionals who are role models in their achievements. The event inspired me to contribute more to the community, develop my professional & leadership skills, and, more importantly, it inspired me to actively involve in the mentorship and training activities in my company. Furthermore, as EWiEn member, I appreciate receiving information about the various opportunities that exist for women working in the energy sector. In fact, I applied and was selected to participate in African women leadership program that was held in Egypt in January 2020. I strongly encourage you to be a member of EWIEN, develop your skills, and contribute to your society.