Emergence of Women Leadership in the Africa’s Energy and Power Sector

Sabine Dall'Omo
Sabine Dall'Omo

Siemens Pty LTD

Sabine Dall’Omo

Chief Executive Officer Sub-Saharan Africa

In recent years, the energy and power sector in Africa has seen a significant emergence of women leaders. This trend is driven by several factors, including the increasing recognition of the importance of gender diversity in leadership roles, the growing number of women entering the energy sector, and the increasing focus on sustainable development and social responsibility.

One of the key drivers of this trend is the growing recognition of the importance of gender diversity in leadership roles. Studies have shown that companies with more diverse leadership teams tend to perform better and are more innovative. This has led many organizations in the energy and power sector to actively seek out and promote women leaders.

Another factor driving the emergence of women leaders in the energy sector is the increasing number of women entering the field. Women now make up a significant portion of the workforce in the energy sector, and many are pursuing careers in leadership roles.

Finally, the growing focus on sustainable development and social responsibility is also contributing to the emergence of women leaders in the energy sector. Women are often seen as more attuned to social and environmental issues, and companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of incorporating these concerns into their business practices.

Overall, the emergence of women leaders in the energy and power sector in Africa is a positive trend that is likely to continue. By promoting gender diversity in leadership roles, companies can improve their performance, drive innovation, and contribute to sustainable development in the region.

Siemen’s support for women entrepreneurs in Africa

Empowering female entrepreneur’s matters to Siemens. We know that promoting diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship leads to a more innovative and dynamic business environment. We Understand that women bring unique perspectives, experiences, and skill sets can help drive growth and success in business environments. In additions supporting female entrepreneurs helps to address gender inequalities in business and contribute to a more equitable society, as outline in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Women face many barriers to success, such as lack of access to capital, networks, and resources. By providing support, businesses can help overcome these challenges and provide women with the tools they need to succeed. Furthermore, investing in female-led businesses can also have a positive impact on the economy, as women tend to reinvest their earnings back into their families and communities. Ultimately, supporting female entrepreneurs is not only good for business, but also for society.

African Women in Energy and Power (AWEaP)

AWEaP is premised on the conviction that to eradicate energy poverty on the African continent, Africa needs commercially viable, multi-stakeholder-driven initiatives that will ensure the meaningful economic participation of women in the energy and power sector.

To achieve this it has been delivering market orientation webinars where value chains in the energy and power sector are explained by experts in the industry.

Siemens’ support of the AWeaP webinars as a gold sponsor is not only based our shared value with AWeaP to help eradicate energy poverty on the African continent but also to support women in the energy industry to actively participate in conversation and in the acceleration of transformation of energy in Africa.

At Siemens we take equity and the empowerment of women seriously and we believe that to ultimately find sustainable solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, including the energy crisis, it is critical to recognize the important contributions of women as decision-makers, custodians, participants, experts and educators in the energy industry.

Through our participation in these webinars, we believe that there’s greater potential to involve more women, who can contribute to finding better solutions to the energy crisis faced by some African countries like South Africa.

About Sabine Dall’Omo (400 Words)

Chief Executive Officer Siemens Sub-Saharan Africa

Regarded as one of Africa’s most influential women in engineering, Sabine Dall’Omo has consistently put her best foot forward and broken boundaries in this male-dominated field.

She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and board member for Siemens in South Africa, following a successful career at the company for over thirty years. She works tirelessly to push the continent forward in terms of science and technology by ensuring that innovative ideas are harnessed into tangible solutions for society.

In 2021, Sabine was appointed as the Deputy Chairperson of the NEPAD Business Foundation and as an honorary member to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. ; in addition to these roles Sabine has also been appointed onto the Presidential Advisory Council on Investment (PACI).

Outside the office, Sabine has a passion for everything aviation. This qualified pilot has travelled extensively throughout Africa taking in majestic views while frequenting craft markets.