Case StudyCountryOrganisationRoleBackgroundLeading positionConceptRenewable energy sourceUnique Selling Point 1Unique Selling Point 2Benefits gender inclusivenessSupport measuresSupport measure 2NotesPersonal driverExternal driverBarriers 1Barriers 2Barriers 3Gender/ Diversity QuotaWomen's representativeShare of femalesExtension of gender instruments plannedSuggested measuresGender-sensitive communicationTransferabilityImpactRecommendations to increase share of womenRecommendation 2Helpful skillsNeeds
1ItalyResearchSenior researcheryesUniversityPhotovoltaic + HydropowerInnovationNoneNonePersonal reasonsTechnological barriersBureaucratic processesnono>30yesyesInnovationStimulate women's access to STEM
2ItalyBusinessSales directoryesCompanyPhotovoltaicManufacturer to ConsumerNoneNoneLegal frameworkPrice of green technologiesnono>30nonoFocus on competence
3ItalyResearchResearcher and CEOyesCompanyOther: RecyclingRegionalityGender-inclusive recruitingGender-sensitive comm.Environmental concernsFunding from universityLack of fundingPrice of green technologiesnono>30yesyesyesAwarenessInclusive communicationClear gender targets
4DenmarkBusinessArchitect, urban plannerSTEMyesEnergy audit companyVariousIndependenceNiche targetsgood turn-aroundIntrinsic motivationLack of fundingnono>30nonoyesSocietal acceptanceLearning from successful examples
5DenmarkAuthorityEnvironmental advisornoMunicipalityAuthorityinclusive work environmentFlexible time modelsSick-leave for childcare, maternity privileges etc.Intrinsic motivationLegal frameworkLack of fundingBureaucratic processesnono>30nononoSpill-overTeam buildingHome office options
6DenmarkNGOProject managerSTEMnoNetworkall renewablesStrive for 100% RENo women's organisation, but gender focusCombination of energy, environment and genderGender-sensitive comm.TrainingsOwn familyWomen must become decision makersLack of fundingMissing role modelsLack of support for womennoyes>30nocommunicationyesyesAwarenessInclusive communicationClear gender targetsUse pictures with women
7SlovakiaBusinessPower Engineer, Board memberSTEMyesCompanybiomass boilers, specificized in wood chip burningTechnologyNoneNoneIntrinsic motivationLegal frameworkLack of awareness RHC from policyLack of fundingBureaucratic processesnono>30noyesAwareness raisingStimulate women's access to STEM
8SlovakiaBusinessHead of DepartmentSTEMyesCompany established by MinistryVariousCentral body, bottom-upNoneNoneIntrinsic motivationPolitical supportLack of fundingnono>30yesnoyesPublic support for RHCInteraction with schoolsRaise awarenessRole models
9SlovakiaNGOCoordinatornoVariousInnovationRegionalityNoneNoneIntrinsic motivationDemandLack of fundingLack of awareness RHC from policyBureaucratic processesnono>20noyesawareness raisingInclusive communication
10GreeceAuthorityMayoryesLocal authorityEnergy autonomyWomen are more organized and committedNoneNonePersonal reasonsGood collaboration with academiaBureaucratic processesLack of awareness RHC from policyLack of fundingnono>30noyesRHC acceptanceRaise awareness
11GreeceAuthorityMayoryesLocal authoritySolar, wind, HydropowerRenewable energy autonomySocietal acceptanceChildcare optionsNonePersonal reasonsEU fundingOtherBureaucratic processesnoyes>30yesEducation activities, awareness campaignsyesRHC acceptanceRaise awarenessInteraction with schoolsInvolvement of community
12AustriaBusinessDirectorotheryesCompany/ConsultingConsultingNetworking with experienced partnersflexibilityEmpowerment of women in the energy sectorTrainingsGender-inclusive recruitingInteresting jobLegal frameworkMissing role modelsLack of awareness gender policynoyes>30noyesVisibilityInteraction with schoolsRaise awarenessSelf-confidence, courageHigher priority for kids and families
13AustriaBusinessHead of DepartmentotheryesUtility: electricity, heating, renewable, consultingPV, heating pump, HydropowerBroad and innovative approachdigital solutionsrobo.camp for girlsTrainingsTrainings for childrenFlexible time modelsEmpowering womenLegal frameworkLack of support for womenResistance from established colleaguesLack of awareness gender policyyesyes<20yesConsulting, Coaching, Guidelines, picturesyesyesAwarenessInclusive communicationClear gender targetsSelf-confidence, courage
14GermanyBusinessBoard memberotheryesUtility: electricity, heatingSolar, wind, heatingRegionalityFuture oriented conceptsVisibility, dynamicFlexible time modelsGender-inclusive recruitingChildcare optionsInteresting jobClients, staff, CO2 priceMissing role modelsBureaucratic processesLack of support for womennoyes>30yesTrainings, recruiting, mentoringyesyesSocietal acceptanceClear gender targetsRaise awarenessSelf-confidence, courageBalance between job and family
15GermanyAuthorityHead of DepartmentSTEMyesCooperation between municipality and NGOsAll: PV, wind, heat pump, solarNetworking between key stakeholdersStrong backing from policy and societyVisible key personsChildcare optionsIntrinsic motivationPolitical support, FFF, Legal frameworkPrice of green technologiesBureaucratic processesLack of fundingnoyes>30noTraining, supportnoyesAwareness raisingFocus on competenceClear gender targetsClear goalsGender just communication
16BelgiumNetworkDeputy CEOotheryesSolar power networkSolarFlexible time modelsIntrinsic motivationDemandLack of fundingBureaucratic processesLack of awareness gender policyyesno>30yesyesyesClear gender targetsOtherFamily optionsGender-just recruiting process
17BelgiumNetworkManaging directorothernoUmbrella organizationVariousVarious solutionsenergy efficient building solutionsNoneIntrinsic motivationLack of fundingLack of awareness gender policyLack of awareness RHC from policynono>30noCommunication, supportyesnoIncrease entrepreneurship potentialClear gender targetsTeam buildingAvoid stereotypesAwareness-raising activities
18BelgiumNetworkHead EU research projectSTEMyesUmbrella organization architectsGreat expertise in networkBetter communicationGender-inclusive recruitingGender-sensitive comm.Intrinsic motivationSupport professorsnono>30yesTraining, supportyesnoInclusive communicationRaise gender expertise
19GreeceResearchProfessoryesUniversityVariousDesign of zero energy demand buildingNoneIntrinsic motivationR&D fundingLack of awareness RHC from policyBureaucratic processesnono<20noyesnoRaise gender expertiseRaise awarenessSuccess storiesGender inclusive Work-life balance
20BulgariaResearchChair of managing boardSTEMyesEnergy agencyExpertiseFlexible time modelsIntrinsic motivationLack of fundingOthernono>30nonoyesCreate gender-just working-conditions
21BulgariaResearchManagerSTEMyesConsultancy companyVariousClean energyNoneIntrinsic motivationEU scaleLack of fundingBureaucratic processesnono>30nonoyesN.A.N.A.
22BulgariaAuthorityDepartment managerSTEMyesMunicipalityNot specifiedBetter overall resultsNoneIntrinsic motivationLack of fundingBureaucratic processesyesno>30nonoyesRaise gender expertiseTraining programs
23GermanyBusinessManagement boardyesCompanyHeat pumpNoneIntrinsic motivationPrice of green technologiesBureaucratic processesLack of awareness RHC from policynono>20nonoyesStimulate women's access to STEMInteraction with schoolsRole models
24DenmarkAuthorityProject ManagernoCompanyEnergy renovation and renewable energyCO2 neutral area by 2029Smart Grid Green InfrastructureRaising awareness about role of women in REGender-sensitive comm.NoneESA - European Sustainability Ambassadors Programcomprehensive network of citizens, municipal and business and partners like Agency for Energy and Sustainability in Modena (Italy), The Technical School Centre of Kranj (Slovenia) and the Regional Energy Agency in Asturias (Spain)othernoyes>30noactive in promoting, empowering and involving womenyesyescontinuous sharing of experiences and collaborationsRaise awarenessInteraction with schoolsLess pushy approachInitiate more creative initiatives, competitions, hackathons
25SwedenBusinessHead of DepartmentyesCompanybiofuel combined heat and power plantUnique focus on thermal energyComplexity and dimension of power plantsstrong voice of women in organisationGender-sensitive comm.Sustainabilitynoyes>30NOLeadership trainingsyesyesVisibilityInteraction with schoolsInclusive communicationwomen's networkneed to work systematically and creativity
26NorwayBusinessDirectoryesCompanyseparate low-temperature network for heating and "high-temperature" cooling, waste and sewer systemsholistic approachvery innovative heating and cooling concepts for industryfemale with high leadership and heating and cooling skillsGender-inclusive recruitingGender-sensitive comm.Clean Energy and sustainabilitynoyes>20yesTrainings, STEM, girls interestyesyesAwareness raisingRaise awarenessStimulate women's access to STEMRole modelsneed to work systematically on gender and women's empowerment

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