Message from The Strategic Partnerships Director: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Dear Friends,

Today is International Women’s Day and together with our partners, we are pleased to celebrate with all of the amazing women in our society.

We are particularly excited to start this week participating in launch of a national public awareness campaign dubbed ‘Women Economic Empowerment Works (WEEWORKS)’. 

WEEWORKS presents an opportunity to sensitize key energy players on the need to support women economic empowerment in planning and delivery of energy services especially renewable energy at the household level for cooking and lighting.

‘We believe this is a step in the right direction, for all key players in the energy sector. We need to achieve a critical mass of female leaders to change perceptions around clean energy entrepreneurship and climate change’.  – wPOWER Senior Partnership Advisor – Advocay and Strategy , Wanjira Mathai

There is immense value in building a strong network of partners who share the vision of having women involved across the energy value chain. Next week we shall be joining our partners Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) in hosting a panel discussion on Empowering Women Clean Energy Entrepreneurs at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. This is a public event and so we welcome you to join us to discuss women’s economic empowerment. You can also sign up for our newsletter to receive this and other top stories in your inbox each week.

Every day is International Women’s Day on We would like to invite you to join us as we advance the role of women in accelerating access to clean energy to improve the health and livelihood of more than 1.3 billion people world-wide who lack access to electricity.


Linda Davis
Strategic Partnerships Director