I was at a brilliant Women in Renewable Energy Scotland event in the Scottish Parliament tonight listening to organiser Gail Watt, Rajini Sokhi of FES Renewables Ltd and Morag Watson of WWF speaking from the heart about the old fashioned and counterproductive "dog eat dog," over-competitive male culture which has permeated the City and now threatens to snarl up "new" industries like renewable energy. All speakers stressed the different outlook and outcomes achieved through collaboration and urged action to get women into the workplace so renewable expansion plans don't grind to a halt through lack of "conventional" (male) expertise. Gathering in business cards later -- to make sure I can pass on details of these great speakers the next time someone says "there are no good Scottish women speakers on energy" … I felt another crowd sourced Women's List coming on.
So here we go. A small start – if you'd like to nominate a woman with expertise who wants to speak on the subject of Energy (renewable or otherwise) or want to correct any descriptions here -- please get in touch by adding a comment here or Facebook or twitter. Thanks.
Tina Buchanan, Financial Consultant Aberdeen Specialist in district heating systems
Dr Aylwin Pillair – Law Lecturer Aberdeen University specialist in renewable consents and legal arguments on both sides of the offshore test centre Donald Trump wants to stop.
Morag Watson Policy Advisor WWF – good on the collaborative way Renewables work and renewable schools projects. Rajini Sokhi of FES Renewables Ltd
More info at Women In Renewable Energy Scotland.