Hiring Women for Clean Energy Startups

Hiring Women for Clean Energy Startups

Despite representing 47% of the U.S. workforce and earning more college degrees than men since 1982, women remain underrepresented throughout the clean energy industry. While women are better represented in the renewable energy sector than the energy industry overall, women represent just 31% of the solar workforce and just 21% of the wind power workforce.

Gender diversity for higher return on sales

There remains a dearth of women in clean energy even after countless studies have proven that companies with greater gender diversity outperform their less diverse counterparts. In fact, McKinsey & Company estimates that $12 trillion would be added to the economy over the next two years if the gender gap were narrowed.

Dylan Green has been successfully working towards closing the gender gap in clean energy hiring for over a decade. From participating in Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS) mentorship events to speaking to candidates and hiring managers at New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) events, Dylan Green has developed strong relationships with a wide network of qualified female candidates in clean energy. Dylan Green also works closely with Women in Solar Energy (WISE) and Women of Renewables Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) to vet and source qualified candidates for key roles at cleantech startups.

Female candidates for clean energy

Leveraging over a decade of experience in clean energy recruiting, Dylan Green has been able to place female candidates in over 58% of the clean energy roles it has worked each year since making the 50% commitment in 2020. Always maintaining an intentional, intersectional lens and awareness, Dylan Green ensured that at least half of these women were Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ, or have other marginalized identities. Some of our clean energy clients include: Shell New Energies, Lightsource BP, Empower Energies, CleanCapital, Macquarie Group, DC Green Bank, Sol Systems, Standard Solar, Orsted and New Columbia Solar.

Dylan Green looks forward to building upon this success by further developing its network of contacts and continuing to place top-notch female candidates in key roles at clean energy startups.