Gearing up for Women’s Month: Ambassadors’ Program Newsletter #2

Gearing up for Women’s Month

As one of the least diverse sectors in the economy, having high-level men and women in energy that advocate and take action to advance diversity in the sector is crucial. As the Equality Initiative’s Ambassadors Program prepares for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th), we want to take a moment to say thank you to our amazing women and men Ambassadors who are champions of gender diversity in the energy sector.

The February Newsletter Features:

  • Updates from the IEA Ministerial and 50th Anniversary
  • Deep dive on the Chile’s Ambassadors
  • Spotlight on Changing Planet Justice, a non-profit focused on youth-led and community-based climate action.


The International Energy Agency (IEA) celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2024 IEA Ministerial on February 13-14 in Paris.

1. Check out this event from the Ministerial – a high-level dialogue, hosted by Canada, that delved into key issues at the heart of building a prosperous and inclusive new energy economy. The first segment discussed clean energy employment opportunities and the need for greater skills training, highlighting their potential to promote social inclusion and economic opportunities. The second segment explored the positive social impacts of clean energy policies that are predicated on fairness for all. Both segments examined how to ensure that marginalized groups, such as women and Indigenous communities, are meaningfully included in clean energy transitions.

2. The 2024 IEA Ministerial Communique made direct reference to the important role gender diversity and equality in unlocking the talent and capabilities needed to achieve our shared energy and climate objectives.It additionally commended the work of the IEA Gender Advisory Council’s recent recommendations to accelerate gender mainstreaming, improve gender data collection, and support the Equality in Energy Transitions Initiative.Lastly, the Communique endorsed a call for all IEA members, Accession, and Association countries to join the Equal by 30 Campaign.

Ambassadors are working together to elaborate the National Diagnosis of “Energía + Mujer”, this is an Initiative from the Ministerio de Energía Chile.
Our ambassador Jocelyn Ann Black is going to host meetings and webinars to talk sustainability governance for the companies.
Our ambassador Jocelyn Ann Black is going to host meetings and webinars to talk sustainability governance for the companies.
During February, Equality ambassadors participated in the initiative “Educa Sostenible” aimed to promote STEM careers across primary school students.
     February activities

  • Social media activity for “Dia de la niña en la ciencia”, february2024
  • Invitación niñas en la ciencia, february2024
  • Promote activity“Niños/niñasen STEM Apumanque”, february2024
     March activities

  • Participation in “Energyear”, March 2024
  • Participation in “Mujer Sustentable”, march2024
  • Collaborate in communication with Ministerio de Energía Chile for women’s month, march2024
  • Participation in Emergencia climática CGI, march2024
The Changing Planet Justice Foundation (CPJ) is a certified 501c3 non-profit organization that empowers youth to lead community-based climate action. By equipping young people with actionable strategies to tackle climate change and food insecurity in their communities, I hope to spread the message that anyone, of any age, anywhere in the world, has the capacity to catalyze positive change. The CPJ website features an interactive climate-justice curriculum, and hands-on activities to teach youth of all ages about climate change. The Climate Leadership Certification guides young people to develop and implement Climate Action Projects in their own communities. By signing up to participate, young climate leaders will receive several customizable, printable resources including sample climate action project ideas, two idea-organizers/brain maps, a customizable timeline with detailed suggestions for timeframes, and a project planning document to solidify objectives, measure progress, and more.
Finally, the CPJ Journal provides a platform for youth from around the globe to share how climate change impacts their communities; they can submit art, poetry, writing, and more. Students and teachers from schools across the U.S. (and even a few internationally) have engaged with the CPJ Foundation. Currently, we are developing a climate justice activity booklet for K-5th grade students, which will be implemented in the curriculum of a Northern VA school.

Newsletter produced by Ambassadors Program Manager, Leah Bordlee