International Ambassadors Program

Equality Initiative Ambassador:
Jo Coleman (she/her)

Jo Coleman (she/her) Ambassador United Kingdom

2022 - 2024
Director/Board Member/Consultant , GDFE Services Ltd

Why advancing Women in Energy is so important

Although there has been substantial progress towards gender equality over the course of my career in energy, women remain under-represented in key decision-making roles and in the delivery of the low carbon transition. At the same time women are disproportionately impacted by climate change, energy poverty and the changes required to achieve net zero. Gender equality in energy, as part of a broader diversity and inclusion agenda, is essential to achieving net zero.

Energy Field

  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Nuclear Fission and Fusion
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Cross-Cutting Technologies


  • Business Enterprise
  • Public Management
  • Non-University Research
  • Consultant


  • English

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Participate in the review and winner selection process of the Equality Initiative Awards