This week’s Women in Renewables installation comes from Ellie. She joined Greensolver in 2020 and progressed quickly to a managerial position. She is responsible for Marketing activities across the whole business. This involves working on internal and external projects in order to increase Greensolver presence.
When did you join Greensolver and what does your role involve?
I joined Greensolver towards the end of 2020. My role involves looking after the marketing and comms across the whole business. This spans from internal projects such as company presentations, sales documents and internal newsletters to external projects like social media management, website maintenance, webinars and events, PR and email campaigns. Overall, my job function is to promote Greensolver – the people, services and markets!
Have you worked in the renewables industry before? Previous roles leading to now?
This is my first role in the renewable energy industry and I already love it. The industry is young and fast-growing so I believe joining when I did was the perfect time. It’s also gratifying to know that the work I’m involved in contributes towards climate change efforts and creating a brighter future.
My previous roles leading up to now have all been marketing related. This role has given me the opportunity to further expand my knowledge and work on some really exciting projects – like this Women in Renewables campaign!
Do you think the industry could do more to promote diversity?
I haven’t been in the industry for long, but what I do know is that male to female diversity within the sector is not equal. Whilst the renewables energy industry may be more representative of females (32%) than other engineering sectors (22%), this is still by no means equal.
I’m aware of several conversations and initiatives going on in the industry, such as this the Women in Renewables campaign, as well as STEM opportunities for young women wanting to join the sector.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to join the renewable energy industry?
Go for it! As I previously mentioned, the industry is young, dynamic and growing. It appears that when most people join the industry, they tend to stay in it which is really encouraging.
What’s your favourite part about your role?
My role is very varied; I get to talk to people from all parts of the business and work on lots of different projects. No day is the same. As my role is generalist marketing, I get to work on a variety of platforms and develop skills in many areas.
Least favourite part about your role?
I think the function of my role grew very quickly, and whilst this was exciting and the prospect of my responsibility was great, it was also quite scary. I am still learning lots everyday, but feel like I’ve got the right support to be able to succeed in this new position!
What’s your favourite part about working for GS?
I like having the freedom and flexibility to express my opinions, which are valued. Working as part of a small team means I have a lot of impact in my role and I can see projects through from start to finish which is very satisfying.
Where do you see the future of renewable energy going?
With real action now taking place on climate change and efforts towards net zero in full swing, I have no doubt that the industry will continue to boom. People are becoming more and more onboard with renewable energy sources and this can only mean good things for the industry.
If you would like to join the renewable energy industry, check out Greensolver’s latest opportunities here.