International Ambassadors Program

Equality Initiative Ambassador:
Michaela Killian (she/her)

Michaela Killian (she/her) Ambassador Austria

2022 - 2024
Head of power-plant operations Simmering, Donaustadt & Leopoldau, Wien Energie GmbH

Why advancing Women in Energy is so important

I am convinced that supporting and promoting young talent in the tech and energy sector is essential for our future, regardless of whether they are women or men. However, women are still underrepresented in the energy industry, so priorities need to be set here to promote diversity in teams, which has proven to make them even more innovative, efficient and thus more successful. And that is exactly why I see it as my task to be an Ambassador for young women and encourage them to go their own way. That’s why I want to share with them my message to take with them on their way: Study what you love, do it with passion and you will be successful!

Energy Field

  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Fossil Fuels


  • Business Enterprise
  • Public Management


  • English
  • German

I'm offering the following support for the Equality Initiative

  • Promote the Equal by 30 Campaign
  • Promote Equality Initiative-Awards opportunities
  • Participate in the review and winner selection process of the Equality Initiative Awards
  • Communicate about events or achievements on Equality Initiativeʼs social media, write blogs and website
  • Champion The Equality Initiative by speaking publicly and privately
  • Participate in Equality Initiative events held internationally (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 networking or a matching/mentorship program through a virtual platform
  • Offer or promote internships, scholarships, fellowships, or job shadowing opportunities
  • Provide advice on job applications or how to get into or rise in clean energy
  • Collect and share information on best practices
  • Share how to gain experience and increase leadership in their sector, and/or