Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, Tier 2
Funding Agency: SSHRC
This research identifies occupational patterns in employment in renewable energy in global context, and proposes recommendations for optimizing participation of women and other marginalized groups. Employment in the energy industry is extremely gender-imbalanced everywhere in the world. Globally, women make up 6 per cent of technical staff, 4 per cent of decision-makers, and only 1 per cent of top management in the fossil fuel-based sector. Women are also highly underrepresented globally in the renewable energy sector. As Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, Bipasha Baruah will identify patterns in women’s employment in renewable energy in industrialized, emerging and developing economies, and make recommendations for optimizing women’s participation in that sector.