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7th Annual MIGA Gender Leadership Award: Clean Energy for All

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Did you know that despite making up 48% of the global work force – women only account for 22% of the traditional energy sector?

Lucy Heintz, Partner & Head of Energy Infrastructure at Actis is on a mission to change that. Her commitment to enhancing Actis’ approach and policies to encourage greater diversity and inclusion is what makes her this year's recipient of the MIGA Gender Leadership Award.

Launched in 2016, the Award (formerly the Gender CEO Award) is designed to recognize senior managers (CEOs or equivalent) working with MIGA, who have a proven track record of seeking to further the cause of women’s advancement and gender equality while contributing to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Please join us on March 8 to learn more about Lucy's work to bring more women into the energy industry and provide opportunities for professional growth. Her dedication to empowering women and providing clean energy for all is inspiring and we think it will inspire you as well.

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Use the following timestamps to navigate different sections of the video.

00:00 Welcome and opening remarks
7:09 Keynote address: Rania Al-Mashat, Arab Republic of Egypt
13:09 Why Lucy Heintz is being recognized for the MIGA Gender Leadership Award
21:55 What the MIGA Gender Leadership Award means for Lucy Heintz
24:27 Putting women at the forefront of clean energy
25:41 How is MIGA working to keep gender equality a priority
27:24 Challenges experienced as a woman in the energy sector
29:15 Main challenges to establishing broader access in Africa
32:19 Access to energy compared with other challenges faced by women
35:02 Investments: Combination of climate and gender together
38:22 Visions of the Trade Development Bank
41:16 Access to power to facilitate greater use of digital technology for women
42:46 How to make the energy sector more inclusive
44:17 Targeting gender specific programs in the power sector in Africa
47:28 Women in leadership positions
51:29 Gender smart climate investment in emerging markets
55:23 Closure



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