Ampol joins EnergyLab in supporting women climate tech entrepreneurs
Ampol, Australia and New Zealand’s leading transport energy distributor, has formed a partnership with EnergyLab, Australia and New Zealand's largest climate tech startup accelerator and innovation network
As an EnergyLab partner, Ampol will provide funding and expertise to support EnergyLab’s Women in Climate and Energy Fellowship (WICEF). Designed to inspire, educate and support more women to launch climate tech startups, the Fellowship aims to create a defined pathway for women entrepreneurs by providing the knowledge, mentorship and access to investment networks needed for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Fellowship has been running since 2019 and has seen over 70 women successfully graduate from the program.
Brent Merrick, Ampol Executive General Manager, International and New Business, said the partnership forms part of Ampol’s future energy and decarbonisation strategies and aligns with its diversity and inclusion objectives.
“We’re proud to support EnergyLab’s Women in Climate and Energy Fellowship to help provide the mentorship and support required to make climate tech start-ups successful, and to help address gender equity challenges in the sector.
Megan Fisher, EnergyLab’s CEO, confirmed the importance of the partnership: “EnergyLab is committed to promoting and supporting gender equality in the climate tech sector. With less than 20% of climate tech startups being founded by women, there is more focus required on this issue. We thank Ampol for their sponsorship and appreciate the shared commitment to support the next generation of women founders through our Women in Climate and Energy Fellowship.”
Applications for the 2022 Fellowship intake are open now.