Engendering Utilities Stories

  • Featured Story

    Female Perspectives Raise Revenue for Indian Power Utility

    Partner utility BSES Rajdhani Power Limited in India deploys female field staff to improve community relations, reduce electricity theft and illegal connections, and increase revenue. Read the story

  • Announcement

    Engendering Utilities Welcomes New Partners

    USAID’s Engendering Utilities program welcomes 12 new utility partners from 11 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Read the announcement

  • Featured Story

    Partnering with Indian Utilities to Deliver Gender Equality

    USAID has partnered with BSES Rajdhani and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited to strengthen women’s participation in India’s energy sector. Read the story

  • Featured Story

    Changemakers in Action: EVN Macedonia Leads by Example

    Alumni of USAID’s Engendering Utilities program created the Women in INdustry conference to amplify lessons learned. Now in its third year, the conference is reshaping industry attitudes about gender equality. Read the story

  • Kenya Star Reporter

    “It’s not about muscles”

    Grace Karuiru, from Engendering Utilities program partner Kenya Power, on how she has defied odds to excel in engineering. Read the story

  • Newsletter

    Engendering Utilities July 2019 Newsletter

    Nine new partner utilities; Expanded best practices framework; Results fact sheet; Reaching New Heights in Nigeria; Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program. Read the newsletter

  • Announcement

    Engendering Utilities Welcomes New Partners

    USAID’s Engendering Utilities program welcomed nine new partner utilities from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean committed to unlocking opportunities for women in their organizations. Read the announcement

  • Featured Story

    Reaching New Heights

    Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) hires its first female line workers, increasing women’s role in Nigeria’s traditionally male­-dominated energy sector. Read the story

  • Medium

    From Lineman to Lineworker: How Women Are Breaking Boundaries in the Energy Sector

    Gender equality improves the lives of girls and women — and the global economy as a whole. Read the blog

  • EEG Energy Insight

    Gender Equity and Women’s Employment in Electric Utilities

    A research program funded by the UK's DFID profiles three of USAID’s Engendering Utilities partners and their success in improving gender equality in the workplace: EDCO (Jordan); EVN (Macedonia); and EKEDC (Nigeria). Read the profiles

  • Medium

    Girl Power! Leveling the Playing Field for Women in Energy

    Excluding women from energy careers hurts developing countries’ power sectors and limits opportunities for growth. Here are three things USAID is doing to help. Read the blog

  • Medium

    Translating Policy into Action

    Supporting Women and Girls’ Equitable Participation in the Energy Sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Read the blog

  • Women in Energy Profile

    Agnes Obara

    Agnes is the Chief Planning Officer for Engendering Utilities program partner, Kenya Power. Read the profile

  • Women in Energy Profile

    Aneta Petrovska-Rusomaroski

    Aneta is the Head of Human Resources for Engendering Utilities program partner, EVN Macedonia. Read the profile

  • Impact Blog

    Lighting the Career Path for Girls in the Energy Sector

    ‘Bring Your Daughter To Work Day’ events, supported by USAID’s Engendering Utilities program, expose girls to the many job options in the power sector. Read the blog

  • Featured Story

    EKEDC Nigeria Holds First ‘Bring Your Daughter to Work Day’

    Supported thorugh USAID’s Engendering Utilities program, this event opened new career prospects in the energy sector for Nigerian girls. Read the story

  • Featured Story

    EVN Macedonia Holds First ‘Bring Your Daughter to Work Day’

    This visit to their parents’ workplace, supported by USAID’s Engendering Utilities program, inspires girls to dream of new job possibilities. Read the story

  • Women in Energy Profile

    Reem Hamdan

    Reem is the Director General Deputy for Engendering Utilities program partner, Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO) in Jordan. Read the profile

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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