Hydro Tasmania strengthens commitment to gender diversity

18 July 2017

Hydro Tasmania has pledged to support better gender diversity and equal opportunity in the renewable energy industry.

The Chief Executive Officer, Steve Davy, signed the Women in Renewables Leaders’ Pledge this morning at the Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney.

“There is no place in the modern energy sector for boys’ clubs. I’m committed to creating fair work environments,” Mr Davy said.

Studies have shown that better diversity improves business’s decision-making and profitability.

The energy industry, and particularly field and engineering roles, has traditionally been very male-dominated. However, this has started to change in recent times, and Hydro Tasmania already has a strong focus on improving gender diversity.

The Hydro Tasmania group employs more than 1,100 people, of which just under a third are women. While much work remains, that ratio has steadily increased in recent years.

The business set a target to increase the proportion of women in management roles from about 23 per cent in 2015 to at least 30 per cent by 2020. That target has already been exceeded.

Almost 45 per cent of people admitted to Hydro Tasmania’s 2017 Graduate Program intake were women.

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