The solar industry is constantly evolving and one aspect that we’ve seen evolve with it is women within the industry. While it is clear that women are underrepresented in technology and science-specific fields, this is clear within the solar industry as well. Currently, according to the U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study, women had represented only 26% of the solar workforce in the year 2019. In comparison to many other industries, women also have a clear pay gap compared to men. When it comes to managerial positions, only 28% of women hold the title of director, manager, or even a presidential position.
With this data in mind, at Sunlogix Energy we wanted to address these disparities by setting a different standard than what the solar industry and STEM fields hold today. We know the solar industry has a lot more to it than just installing solar panels. There are various positions in solar such as research and development, software development, sales and distribution, and so much more. With solar job opportunities growing there is a need for more women in the workforce to fulfill these positions.
Having more women in the solar industry brings a lot to the table when it comes to the skills and diversity needed to grow the business. With solar being so vital to the future, women in the industry find themselves bringing the passion and drive that is needed to excel at bringing solar to the forefront of a sustainable planet. Women offer a unique perspective to the workplace which is helpful in every department whether that may be installation or sales.
At Sunlogix Energy, we are committed to always doing business better and that is why we are committed to empowering women through solar. We feel it is our responsibility to create a cultural change and address the lack of women in solar through proactive steps by bringing education and value to women in a growing industry. By investing in women we believe we can spread more skills, knowledge, and inspiration within our communities.
Lastly, women in solar have a huge economic opportunity by investing in a job in the solar industry. According to the World Bank, women in work invest 90% of their earnings into their families and communities compared to 35% for men. This means that the money that is earned by the women in solar is more likely to be spent within our local communities – further driving local growth. At Sunlogix Energy, we believe in helping our communities grow and giving back to our local neighborhoods which makes investing in women in the solar industry even more of a benefit.
We encourage and welcome the women of our communities in Arizona and California to learn more about the benefits of working in the solar industry by getting in touch with our solar company today. If you aren’t sure whether or not the solar industry is right for you we can discuss various roles and aspects of the business that work well with your background and skill set.