As a testament to her dedication to fostering mentorship programs that connect aspiring female leaders with accomplished businesswomen in the green and blue industries economy, Dr. Tinuade Sanda, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), has joined other prominent women on the global stage in the launch of the Women in the Sustainable Economy (WISE) initiative, spearheaded by Vice President Kamala Harris in the United States.
This was revealed in a statement obtained by EnergyDay from EKEDC on the sideline of the invitation of the company MD/CEO by the US Vice President for the unveiling and launch of her Women in the Sustainable Economy (WISE) Initiative.
According to the statement, Dr. Tinuade Sanda’s participation at the WISE launch displays recognition for contributions made by women in the sustainability sector.
“Programs like WISE have the potential to have a lasting impact on how we approach sustainable development going forward, with women leading the way in positive change.
“Dr. Tinuade Sanda is the founder of EmHERging, a mentorship platform that connects aspiring female leaders with accomplished businesswomen across various sectors of the global economy.
“The platform aims to equip mentees with the wherewithal to excel in their chosen fields and break through the barriers of gender bias,’ the statement revealed.
EnergyDay gathered that US Vice President Kamala Harris launched the WISE Initiative recently at APEC Economic Leaders Week, with the announcement of more than $163 million from the United States government to bolster women’s economic participation in green and blue industries where they have been historically underrepresented, such as energy, fisheries, waste recycling, forest management, and conservation.
She also announced more than $900 million in commitments by governments, private sector companies, foundations, and civil society to bolster women’s economic participation in sectors such as clean energy, fisheries, recycling, forest management, and environmental conservation.
Meanwhile, the launch of the WISE initiative was part of the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to advance the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All”.
It marked a pivotal moment in the intersection of women’s empowerment and the drive toward a more sustainable and equitable economy.