Women In Energy

The Women in Energy series is a joint project between USEA and USAID that was developed out of USEA’s Engendering Utilities Partnership, a program funded by USAID to improve gender policies and gender outcomes at their respective organizations.


Every month we feature a woman who has shown exemplary leadership. The women come from diverse backgrounds and roles, and they bring with them a unique perspective on gender equality within the energy sector.

Manager of the Grid Storage and Emerging Technologies Group
Xcel Energy
Jessica Lau is a leader and engineer motivated by problem solving and creating cohesion in energy systems manager. She is Manager of the Grid Storage and Emerging Technologies Group at Xcel Energy. The team is responsible for deploying and operating distribution batteries and microgrids, conducting... Read More
Chief Engineer, Power Systems & Market, Dept of Energy,
Min of Energy and Natural Resources, Royal Govt of Bhutan
Senior Attorney
Global Director - Policy, Chemicals and Carbon Solutions
Information Security Officer
Electrical Corporation of Ecuador, CELEC EP.
Energy Expert
Pacific Islands
Zehra Aneek Profile Photograph
Former Director of ESG and Sustainability
K-Electric Company
Samantha Hung, ADB Headshot
Chief of Gender Equality
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Founder and Managing Director
M/s Vision Mechatronics Private Ltd
Director of Business Transformation, Org Development
Jamaica Public Service Company
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Principal Research Engineer, Energy Innovations
Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO)
Vice President, Integrated Planning
Duke Energy
Executive Director
Kalininskaya HPP
President & CEO
Utilities Technology Council (UTC)
Head of German Public & Regulatory Affairs
European Power Exchange - EPEX SPOT
Manager of Business & Digital Transformation
Powerlive Zimbabwe
Greenway Appliances
Managing Assistant General Counsel
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)
Center for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Development
Director, Security and Resilience Policy
Xcel Energy
Vice President of National Engagement and Strategy
Duke Energy
Head of Risk Management
Uganda Electricity Generating Company Ltd (UEGCL)
EarthSpark International
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Women in Renewable Energy – Mexico (MERM)
New York EV and Demand Response Program Manager
National Grid
Director of Regulatory Affairs
AES Gener
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
General Electric Renewable Energy
Philippine National Renewable Energy Board
Line Troubleshooter
Head of the Regulatory Advisory Office
Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy
Vice President, Transmission and Substations
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE-A)
Senior Vice President–Generation
Dominion Energy Virginia
South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
President of the Board of Directors
Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment (WCEE)

The Energy Utility Partnership Program (EUPP) is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) and implemented by the U.S. Energy Association (USEA). EUPP works around the world to promote energy security, clean energy access, and capacity building to achieve self-reliance. The contents of this webpage are the sole responsibility of USEA and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.