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 26% 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. For example, companies with greater gender diversity have a 42% higher return on sales. In addition, gender diverse teams make better business decisions up to 73% of the time.
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 57.5% of the clean energy roles we’ve worked. Always maintaining an intentional, intersectional lens and awareness, Dylan Green ensured that at least half of these women were Black or Indigenous 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.
We at Dylan Green look forward to building upon this success by further developing our network of contacts and continuing to place top-notch female candidates in key roles at clean energy startups.