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. We want to showcase your story this month. The women among you come from diverse backgrounds and roles, and they bring with them a unique perspective to gender equality within the energy sector.

Director, Security and Resilience Policy
Xcel Energy
Sharla Artz serves as the Director of Security and Resilience Policy where she works with utilities, government partners, and industry stakeholders to develop policies that enhance the resilience of critical infrastructures. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President of Government... Read More
Market Director Power Delivery Solutions
President & CEO
American Public Power Association
Managing Director and CEO
Matleng Energy Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Reed Smith LLP
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Planning Officer
Kenya Power and Lighting Company
Head of Human Resources
EVN Macedonia
Acting Executive Director
United States Energy Association
Anderson Stratton International, LLC
Director General Deputy
Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO)

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.