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Women in Geothermal (WING) release 2020 action plan

Screenshot of the WING Roadmap 2020 document

The Women in Geothermal (WING) have released a Roadmap 2020 document that provides an action plan until the World Geothermal Congress 2020 to take place in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The Women in Geothermal (WING) have made a splash in recent years, driven by an ambitious group of women that work on promoting the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the geothermal community.

As part of its activities, WING has recently released its Roadmap to the World Geothermal Congress 2020.

In the foreword, Andrea Blair WING’s Global Ambassador provides an insight and the key point on the issuance of this roadmap, answering the question if “men are really more successful than women?”

“The benefits of diversity and existence of inequality has been well documented; to ignore it is a choice.

At WING our focus isn’t on promoting gender equality. We don’t believe it necessary to convince people that equal rights are positive for the whole population. Equality shouldn’t be hoped for, it should be expected.

The culture within the geothermal community is one of openness, friendship, and mutual respect. However, in the working environment worldwide unconscious bias still persists.

WING aims to have an effect on the geothermal industry where gender equality is the result. Our ultimate goal is that one day we won’t need to exist. That day we will celebrate our demise.

We want to be visible and we want to inspire. We want women to see us up front, in positions of influence, making decisions and leading. We want them to then have the courage to step into these roles too.

The Roadmap to Iceland 2020 is our action plan. Our hope is that this document will stimulate your thoughts and discussions within your own organisation, and encourage you to actively pursue gender equality.

With a goal to reach the number of 1,500 members by then, WING aspires to have 50% male membership.

The report can be found here.