Thriving in the Workplace as a Female Leader

# #Women #in #Power #Energy #Transition

This session will allow participants to discuss the challenges women face in the workplace environment, especially in leadership roles, and give them an opportunity to hear ways to overcome these obstacles. A special focus will be on the diverse stories of female leaders coming from different parts of the world and holding esteemed positions in industry or academia. This discussion is essential to encourage young and aspiring women in the field of power and energy by connecting them to potential female role models and mentors they can look up to, learn from, and network with to advance their future careers.

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  • Date: 28 Jul 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Copenhagen
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  • Polytechnic University of Tirana
  • Sheshi Nënë Teresa
  • Tirana , Tiranes
  • Albania 1001
  • Room Number: Room Pedrolo

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  • Co-sponsored by the International Conference on Renewable Energies and Smart Technologies (REST-2022)


Jelena Ponoćko


Women in Power for a More Diverse Power & Energy Society

General introduction to Women in Power.


Dr Jelena Ponocko is a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester, UK. Her research focuses on assessing demand-side flexibility and the effects of demand-side management on power network performance. Jelena has authored or coauthored over 40 research papers and technical reports. She has been an active IEEE PES member since 2015. She is the IEEE Power and Energy Society Women in Power Representative for Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

Arijeta Pajaziti


Importance of women in Energy transition

Transforming the energy sector of her country and the importance of unlocking the vital and dynamic force of women to spark this change.


Arijeta Pajaziti Qerimi, Executive Director of the Association of Women in Energy Sector of Kosovo (AWESK) and member of the Women in Energy Association.


The key discussion points in the session would be:

  1. Overcoming conscious and unconscious gender bias in a male-dominated workplace
  2. Tips, advice, and opportunities for climbing up the ladder from a female student to a female leader in the domain of power and energy
  3. Maintaining work-life balance as a female leader
  4. Responsibilities of a female leader towards fellow leaders and the younger generation