International Ambassadors Program

Equality Initiative Ambassador:
Agnes M. da Costa (she/her)

Agnes M. da Costa (she/her) Ambassador Brazil

2022 - 2024
Director, Agência Nacional de Energia Eléctrica - ANEEL

Why advancing Women in Energy is so important

Advancing Women in Energy is so important because the more women we see occupying leadership positions, the more natural it will be to think of other women to fulfill them in the future: it is really about rectifying an unconscious bias. And, because women are still an absolute minority in the energy sector, so that they are spread all over, what is really welcome are initiatives that connect them, helping to reinforce their sense of belonging in the industry.

Energy Field

  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Other Power and Storage Technologies
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Cross-Cutting Technologies


  • Public Management


  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Portuguese

I'm offering the following support for the Equality Initiative

  • Promote Equality Initiative activities, events, or achievements by speaking publicly and/or privately
  • Provide support in the promotion, review and/or selection process of the Equality Initiative Awards Program
  • Participate and or organize in the Equality Initiative regional, locally arranged, and/ or international events or meetings (virtual options included)

I'm offering the following support to female students and professionals transitioning to or starting out in the clean energy field

  • Launch a new and/or join an existing networking or a matching/mentorship program through a virtual platform
  • Provide advice to early career professionals on finding, applying, and receiving job offers or how to "move up" in clean energy, and where possible actively support other women to advance in their careers
  • Collect and share information on best practices for advancing women in the energy field
  • Share how to gain experience and increase leadership in their sector
  • Participate in the review and winner selection process of the Equality Initiative Awards