How can solar EPCs increase gender diversity & inclusiveness in a short amount of time? | Janani Ramkumar of CS Energy

The Green Light

How can solar engineering, procurement & construction companies increase gender diversity & inclusiveness in a short amount of time? In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with Janani Ramkumar, VP of Operations at CS Energy, about how CS Energy was able to increase women employees by 70% & achieve 40% women in its C suite in about a year’s time. It all started when Jan, Dawn Robinson & Diana Palazzi Mery founded CS Energy Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) during the pandemic. From providing mentorship to facilitating robust recruiting events & partnerships with organizations like Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) & National Girls Collaborative, CS Energy WiRE has been able to create many more opportunities for women, both at CS Energy as well as within the broader clean energy industry.

Catherine also spoke with Jan about her upbringing in India, how she decided to work in a STEM field within clean energy, & her significant efforts to provide informal mentorship & coaching in order to give back. They also spoke about her recent promotion at CS Energy & her new leadership role with the WRISE New York Chapter.

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