Support women leaders in energy, CS urges
SEE ALSO :July pay shocker for civil servantsShe, however, pointed out that there were innovative ways of empowering women, especially in the area of sustainable infrastructure, and it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape the future. “Sustainable Development Goals are interlinked and their achievement requires transformative shifts, integrated approaches and new solutions,” Kobia said. KenGen Managing Director Rebecca Miano added that the advancement of women was critical to business success. “Companies with women in leadership outperform their competitors, with a McKinsey study finding a 55 per cent increase in average company earnings before interest and tax,” she said. Ms Miano said while most organisations had attempted to change the exclusive work environment, systematic barriers affecting the advancement of women still existed. She decried existing policies that perpetuate assumptions and stereotypes barring women from pursuing leadership roles.
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