Moving the DEI needle forward at Nextracker with its first inaugural Women’s History Month Awards Celebration
The clean energy sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S. Women makes up less than 30% of all workers in clean energy. With Women’s History Month being the opportune time to celebrate women, especially in tech and energy, Nextracker held its first Women’s History Month Award Celebration, virtually.
During this inaugural event, held on International Women’s Day, March 8, the company honored women who were employee-nominated for two separate awards. Melina Acevedo, recognized for her work in the community was nominated for the Community Impact, and Swetha Itharaju, recognized for her mentoring efforts, with the Mentor Award.
The celebration began with a foreword from Nextracker CEO Dan Shugar, who spoke about the challenges the industry has faced and Nextracker’s will to overcome some of the disparities we are facing in hiring more women and diverse talent. The event also included a moving slideshow of women who have made significant contributions across the world, the honorees and their amazing acceptance speeches, and information on how Nextracker is making its own impact in spaces for women and girls with our Half The Sun Scholarships and Women’s Network ERG.
This first-of-its-kind celebration will continue on an annual basis as an opportunity to honor and recognize women at Nextracker globally as we continue to “move the DEI needle forward.”