Future Female Leaders in Energy

Equipping upcoming female leaders in the Energy Access Sector with the skills to thrive.

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About the Programme

The Future Female Leaders in Energy Programme is specifically tailored to equip young women in entry level roles in the Energy Access Sector with the skills they need to be future senior leaders. The programme combines online courses and experiential workshops to equip participants with  the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to thrive in this rapidly growing sector.

Programme Objectives:

  • Equip participants with the resources and tools to be future leaders.
  • Support more women to pursue careers in Energy Access.
  • Create a supportive community of emerging female leaders.
  • Inspire more women to take on leadership roles in the sector.

What to Expect?

  • A programme led by industry experts with a proven track record in leadership and management.
  • A supportive learning environment that is tailored to the sector and meets the unique needs of participants.


Join us in creating a more sustainable and inclusive energy industry!


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Key Information

Key Programme Details 

Programme Starts:
February , 2024

6 Months (4 weeks per module) 

Virtual (a blend of live workshops and self-paced courses)

Programme Fee:
$50 per participant*

*Fees subsidized by Transforming Energy Access  

Application Deadline: 
January  22, 2024


Qualified participants must meet the standard eligibility below:

  • Female
  • Between 20 and 35 years of age
  • 1 to 2 years of work experience in the energy sector
  • Entry to mid level management
  • Internet enabled- Smartphone/internet connection to access programme resources
  • Proficiency in English 
  • Working and/or residing in an African country

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For inquires contact: fiona@africanmanagers.org

"The course is very interesting and very well taught! I am enjoying learning. I am new in the energy field and have really basic knowledge so learning about it in this course is really opening my eyes without feeling too stressed by overly technical information. It is concise, to the point, illustrated where needed and well delivered!"

- Live Katabarwa in Rwanda

About the Learning Journey

The programme is divided into 6 modules. Each module is covered over a one month period. The modules are as listed below:

Module 1: Introduction to the energy sector

Introduction to the Energy Sector provides an overview of the energy sector as a whole, both national grid and off-grid. Participants will learn about the fundamental principles and structures of energy, the evolution of energy supply, and the system as a whole, from power generation to energy consumption by the end-user. We will also touch on politics and laws surrounding  energy sector

Module 2 :Introduction to Leadership Skills

Introduction to Leadership Skills is  aimed at developing key leadership skills and insights into what it means to lead at three different levels: Personal, Interpersonal (Team), and Organizational. The program employs a unique combination of classical and contemporary theory, personal development exercises, and action-learning.


Module 3: Speak Up and Lead

Speak Up and Lead teaches you how to be proactive in the face of a challenge, speak up for what’s right, inspire others, and create an empowering environment for your team to succeed.

Module 4: An Introduction to Finance

 An Introduction to Finance introduces you to some finance basics and equips you with the right language to start talking about and understanding finance. This module is critical for future managers who want to engage with their colleagues around financial issues and participate in discussions around the financial implications of business decisions.

Module 5: Risk Management

Risk Management provides a comprehensive overview of the field of enterprise-wide risk management. Participants will learn how to apply the knowledge they gained practically by creating their own risk register and utilizing risk management tools and methodologies, which can be presented to a board of directors or senior management, or used as a strategically beneficial intervention throughout their careers.

Module 6: Project Management

Project Management looks at all the concepts and processes needed to successfully set up and manage projects. This is a very practical course that will guide you to make use of a number of tools and frameworks.

At the end of the programme, participants will be required to submit a project report on an existing case study, encouraging the practical application of learnings across all 6 modules.

About the Partnership

As part of the UK aid’s Transforming Energy Access platform, African Management Institute (AMI) is collaborating with University of Cape Town (UCT) to offer a leadership skills development programme that will help entry-level and junior employees access to energy sector and nurture their leadership skills and increase gender inclusivity in the access to energy space. The programme will equip participants with tools and resources to help transform and grow their careers.

This project is funded by UK aid from the UK government via the Transforming Energy Access platform.




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