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Equality Platform meeting: How to support women to become sustainable energy entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs

On 16 May, the Equality Platform meeting will be hosted by Florence School of Regulation in Florence, and will bring together all actors involved in the Equality Platform activities - Directorate-General for Energy representatives, Platform members, signatories and project partners.

Women play a key role in sustainable business and policymaking. Women in energy experience a unique journey, with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Nevertheless, their potential remains underutilised. The 5th Equality Platform meeting will discuss ‘How to support women to become sustainable energy entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs’? We will address the question how to best support women with equality-related ideas and initiatives, both in their own companies (entrepreneurship), as well as employees within organisations (intrapreneurship). Key topics relating to this include how to overcome obstacles such as access to finance and networks. 


Members who would like to register for the meeting (in person or online), please contact us by email: ENER-EQUALITYatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (ENER-EQUALITY[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).

If you are not yet a member, please learn more about the initiative and how to apply on How to become a member, or send us a message to: ENER-EQUALITYatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (ENER-EQUALITY[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).

For social media: #EqualEnerEU


General publications16 April 2024
Speakers – biographies


  • energy industry | energy policy
  • Thursday 16 May 2024, 09:30 - 12:30 (CEST)
  • Florence, Italy


  1. 16 May 2024, 09:30 - 12:30 (CEST)

    09:30 – 10:00

    • Arrival at the premises, meet and greet 

    10:00 – 10:10

    • Video message from Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General for Energy of the European Commission

    10:10 – 10:20

    • Welcome remarks and kick-off by Anne Weidenbach, Member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson

    10:20 – 11:30

    • Panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in sustainable energy


      • Donata Cappelli, Angels4Women (in person)
      • CostanzaHermanin, European University Institute (online)
      • Lina Tsaltampasi, President of Greek Association of Female Entrepreneurs and WEnCoop, W7 Advisor, EU Female Entrepreneurship (in person)
      • Livia Kalossaka, Creative Destruction Lab (online)

    11:30 – 12:00

    • Coffee break 

    12:00 – 12:30

    • Discussion on the operation of the Equality Platform, including on upcoming meetings 

    12:30 – 12:45

    • Closing remarks by DG Energy, European Commission


    In the afternoon, from 14:30 to 17:30, the Florence School of Regulation, organises the second edition of the LUCE Awards recognising and celebrating the significant contributions of women in driving the Green Transition. All participants in the Equality Platform meeting are invited to register and attend also the LUCE award.

Practical information

Thursday 16 May 2024, 09:30 - 12:30 (CEST)
Sala del Capitolo, European University Institute, Florence, Italy