Welcome to the WePOWER Network website!
WePOWER is a vibrant voluntary women’s professional network in Energy and Power Sector in South Asia that supports women's participation in energy projects and institutions and promotes normative change regarding women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.
WePOWER 's 28 Partners implement gender activities under five strategic pillars to address gaps in women's employment in energy sector and enrollment in STEM education. The total share of women in power utilities in South Asia ranges from 3% to 25%, and the share of women engineering/technical employees is even lower – less than 1% to 21%.
In 2019, WePOWER had 11 partners and in 2020 the Network grew to 24 partners. From Feb 2019-Dec 2020, WePOWER partners completed 837 gender activities/outputs including STEM awareness sessions, study tours, internships, hiring, technical trainings, female facilities build – total over 50 various activities that benefitted 14,797 female participants.