Gender Inequality

These 4 charts show the energy sector's gender gap and what needs to change

Women in a meeting at work.

Only one in five leadership roles in the energy sector are held by women. Image: Unsplash/Amy Hirschi

Ewan Thomson
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A bar chart showing average gender wage gaps between firms, non-energy vs energy.
Women working in the energy sector earn less than men, and even less than in non-energy sectors. Image: IEA.

A bar chart showing share of patents with at least one female investor in 2021.
Around a quarter of energy-related patents had one or more named female inventors Image: IEA.

A graph showing women in leadership roles, by industry.
Far fewer women are hired into senior roles in energy than in many other industries. Image: World Economic Forum.

Bar charts showing share of start-ups with gender diverse founders.
Globally, women are less likely to start up a new business in the energy sector. Image: IEA.


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