- Thursday 29 September 2022, 10:30 - 12:00 -

Parallel Events Programme

Women Leading PV Research

10:30 - 12:00

The goal of this event is to create a vibrant debate about the challenges and obstacles, as well as the lessons learnt and, most importantly, the success stories of female leaders in PV research.
New insights into the development of diversity in the solar PV sector will be provided and discussed.

This event is organised by WIP Renewable Energies and GWNET in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).



Presentation of IRENA report on women in solar by Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi, Director Knowledge, Policy and Finance, IRENA

Women empowerment through Germany’s Energy Partnership Programme by Katarzyna Rezza Vega, Global Communication and Gender Expert, Bilateral Energy Partnerships, GIZ

Panel Discussion

Irene Giner-Reichl, Senior Advisor of the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), Austria


  • Alessandra Scognamiglio, WCPEC-8 Conference General chair, National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy
  • Laura Schelhas, Group Manager Hybrid and Nanoscale Materials Chemistry, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
  • Veronica Bermudez Benito, Senior Research Director, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Quatar
  • Izumi Kaizuka, Director, Principal Analyst, RTS Corporation, Japan
  • Phoebe Pearce, Research Fellow, UNSW, Australia

Q & A Session

This event is free to attend online via Zoom.
We want to encourage women from all fields of solar PV to participate, to exchange and discuss their experience and get inspired.

Join the event on site in Milan or online via the following link:

This information will be updated constantly.

Organised by:

WIP Renewable Energies
Sylvensteinstr. 2
81369 Munich

Hosted by:

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition


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