Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
Breaking Barriers and Building Careers for Women in Sustainability

04 Jun 2019   |   1500 - 1830

Organised by CEEW | Women in Sustainability

About the Event

On the eve of World Environment Day 2018, the Women in Sustainability (WiS) Initiative at the Council of Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is organising a discussion on 'Breaking Barriers and Building Careers for Women in Sustainability’.

We will be joined by experts from the government, academia, research and private sectors to discuss barriers, challenges and workplace policies aimed at recruiting and retaining more women in workplaces. We hope to learn from each others' experiences and create spaces for enabling interventions through constructive discussions and collaborations.

About Women in Sustainability

CEEW in collaboration with the United Nations launched the Women in Sustainability (WiS) Initiative in 2017. WiS hopes to expand the conversation around affirmative action to foster enabling work environments for women in sustainability and public policy. We hope that through collaborative partnerships, with like-minded individuals and institutions, this initiative can be nurtured for building a gender diverse workforce in the sustainability sector. You can read more about our work in this Newsletter. In the last couple of years, we have started conversations within and outside CEEW to reinforce the need for gender equality in the workplace, not just in numbers but also in the quality of involvement of women in key areas of research and implementation.

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate


Key Speakers

  • Geeta Menon

    Ministry of Environment,
    Forests and Climate Change
    Government of India

  • Smita Mohanty


  • Yamini Aiyar

    Centre for Policy Research

  • Rajat Kathuria

    Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

  • Ritu Lal

    Amplus Solar

  • Kanika Chawla

    CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

  • Kangkanika Neog