7th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Clean Energy for All

Watch the Replay

Embedded thumbnail for 7th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Clean Energy for All
Watch in:

7th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Clean Energy for All

Follow the event on Twitter #AccelerateEquality

Did you know that despite making up 48% of the global work force – women only account for 22% of the traditional energy sector?

Lucy Heintz, Partner & Head of Energy Infrastructure at Actis is on a mission to change that. Her commitment to enhancing Actis’ approach and policies to encourage greater diversity and inclusion is what makes her this year's recipient of the MIGA Gender Leadership Award.

Launched in 2016, the Award (formerly the Gender CEO Award) is designed to recognize senior managers (CEOs or equivalent) working with MIGA, who have a proven track record of seeking to further the cause of women’s advancement and gender equality while contributing to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Please join us on March 8 to learn more about Lucy's work to bring more women into the energy industry and provide opportunities for professional growth. Her dedication to empowering women and providing clean energy for all is inspiring and we think it will inspire you as well.

See the list of speakers ˅

Use the following timestamps to navigate different sections of the video.

00:00 Welcome and opening remarks
7:09 Keynote address: Rania Al-Mashat, Arab Republic of Egypt
13:09 Why Lucy Heintz is being recognized for the MIGA Gender Leadership Award
21:55 What the MIGA Gender Leadership Award means for Lucy Heintz
24:27 Putting women at the forefront of clean energy
25:41 How is MIGA working to keep gender equality a priority
27:24 Challenges experienced as a woman in the energy sector
29:15 Main challenges to establishing broader access in Africa
32:19 Access to energy compared with other challenges faced by women
35:02 Investments: Combination of climate and gender together
38:22 Visions of the Trade Development Bank
41:16 Access to power to facilitate greater use of digital technology for women
42:46 How to make the energy sector more inclusive
44:17 Targeting gender specific programs in the power sector in Africa
47:28 Women in leadership positions
51:29 Gender smart climate investment in emerging markets
55:23 Closure

"I care passionately about inclusion in all forms, as it's what delivers superior performance & advances economic development. What we appreciate so much about our partnership with MIGA is the commitment, energy, resilience & tenacity to solving challenges together, getting things done & delivering projects."

— Lucy Heintz, Partner, Head of Energy Infrastructure, Actis

"Ms. Heintz has contributed to moving Africa forward by promoting sustainable energy solutions—particularly for women who tend to be disproportionately affected by a lack of access to energy. We're proud to support her achievements & through this Award, we continue to play a role in advancing the goal of gender equality & closing the equity gap between men & women."

— Hartwig Schafer, Vice President, South Asia Region, World Bank

"There will always be a need to continually push forward & ensure that there’re equal opportunities & equal benefits for women & girls. To accelerate & scale up gender responsiveness policies, Egypt engages through its country-led multistakeholder framework. This framework incorporates gender as a cross-cutting theme in policies related to climate change, food security, sci & tech."

— Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt

"A million people in Africa, especially in Western & Central Africa, still lack access to electricity. Our goal for now is to move from an overall access rate of 50% to 64% by 2024. This will require that we work with individuals, with firms, with governments, to make sure that this goal can be achieved."

— Ousmane Diagana, Vice President, Western and Central Africa, World Bank

"Countries & companies, when they invest in energy infrastructure & services, they need to consider the needs of girls & women. Tailoring energy investments to the needs of girls & women is a good public policy & it is also a good business."

— Hana Brixi, Global Director, Gender Group, World Bank

Poll Results

Read the chat below!

Hello everyone! Please submit your questions and comments now, using the chat feature. We look forward to interacting with you LIVE on March 8th!
Wed, 02/23/2022 - 16:12
Spring Binsted

Thank you for joining our event!  We will begin shortly.  Make sure to send in your questions and comments and follow MIGA on LinkedIn and Twitter. 
Tue, 03/08/2022 - 10:50
How can I become a great leader like Ma'am Lucy

Soo inspiring
Tue, 03/08/2022 - 11:03

Thank you for the invitation, it is a great pleasure
Tue, 03/08/2022 - 11:03
Andi Kasman

Woman is very important for all job
Tue, 03/08/2022 - 11:03

Read the chat below

Receive updates about upcoming events