Project duration: ongoing

ReWiRE has set up a focused initiative to highlight the women working within the electric vehicle sector.

The aim is to spread ReWiRE’s diversity and development targets into the electric and autonomous vehicle sector, and help women in the sector find their voice and promote their value.

The group is composed of approximately 25 key players from the electric and autonomous vehicle sector. They meet on a regular basis to share ideas and discuss key challenges and opportunities in the EV space, from both a market and a women’s point of view.

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Through our work with ReWIRE, we’ve identified key actions that companies can do to address the gender disparity and encourage women to stay in the sector and move up into more senior positions. These include:

  • Find a way to measure diversity and ensure people see and think about it. Until people look at the raw figures, they just won’t see the problems.
  • Address recruitment practices to ensure they are as fair as possible.
  • Look at ways to provide more flexibility. We need to stop looking at jobs in terms of set boundaries, and instead look at the outcomes. By increasing flexibility, senior positions would become more achievable for a great number of people.

However, it’s not just about the organisations, it is important that women build their external profiles too. ReWiRE helps in this by supporting women to put themselves forward for speaking slots, chairing and interviews and providing help in building their online brand. You can read the paper we launched underlining the role of women as drivers of change in the energy transition here.

If you would like to be involved, or find out more information about the next meetings and actions, you can contact Rachel Hayes, ReWiRE founder.


People on this project

Olly Frankland
Electricity Storage Network Lead
Olly leads the Electricity Storage Network, the industry group and voice for grid-scale electricity…
Rachel Hayes
Associate Director
Rachel leads Regen’s strategic partnerships and impact, ensuring we are plugged into key networks…
Hannah Stanley
Stakeholder Manager
Hannah first joined Regen in 2017 quickly becoming the events manager and leading the…
Hazel Williams
Associate Director
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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