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Equal Opportunities = More Power!

Workshoptitle:

Equal Opportunities = More Power! – Equality between women and men in the energy sector

Guests:

Beatrix Hausner – Austrian Society for Environment and Technology
Andreas Veigl – Scientific project manager, Austrian Society for Environment and Technology

Statements:

Andrea Grabher – WIMEN
Lisa Lackner – Wien Energie GmbH
Gertraud Oberzaucher – Systemgestaltung und IVS-Implementierung, AustriaTech
Andrea Rössler – Windkraft Simonsfeld AG
Barbara Schmidt – Secretary General, Oesterreichs Energie
Monika Steiner – Holzforschung Austria

Panel chair:

Lisa Purker – Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT)

Language:

German

Short description:

The equality between women and men in working life is an essential aspect of quality of life under the gender focus. It is about equal access to leadership positions, but also about the general conditions for work-life-balance for both genders. The energy sector in Austria is currently in change (energy transition, decentralization of energy supply, development of renewable energies etc.). This change-energy (sic!) can be used to achieve improvements also in terms of equal opportunities.

In the workshop we will present recent data on equal opportunities in the energy sector, introduce good practices concerning equal opportunities in companies and discuss possible entry points for change.

Organised by:

Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT)
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW)

Short description of the guests:

Beatrix Hausner works as researcher and project manager in the field of Gender and Diversity at the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology. Her focus lies on the topics women in research and technology, structural embedding of equal opportunities, embedding of gender-aspects in RTD-programmes and social benchmarking.

DI Andreas Veigl works as scientific project manager at the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology. His key activities are research and scientific project management in energy related topics. The focus of his work is renewable energy, energy efficiency and the future of the energy system.

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