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Justin Trudeau, the Canada’s Prime Minister, has advocated for gender equality and women’s empowerment in energy industry by making it one of five main themes to Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

The energy industry in the country is male-dominated, with females making up just 24 per cent of the workforce. Women in Renewable Energy hosted a panel discussion and networking event aimed at increasing women’s participation and leadership in the energy sector. The event sought input on ways to advance women’s participation in the energy sector, including in the cleantech industry, and promote female role models in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The event, which was held in advance of the G7 Ministerial Meetings on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy later this month in Halifax, Nova Scotia, featured an esteemed panel of experts who provided their perspectives and insight as influential voices in the area of gender equality.