Hitachi Energy contributes to UN SDG 5 on Gender Equality

Hitachi Energy contributes to UN SDG 5 on Gender Equality
From left to right Octavia Motshwane Controlling and Planning Specialist, Michelle Sampson Finance Director for Southern Africa, Faith Magobolo Project Manager and Thabisa Majozi Project Engineer

Three female employees graduate from WBS Women in Leadership course
Global technology leader Hitachi Energy is contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal 5, achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, by increasing its female diversity from 19% to 25% by 2025 and championing its Diversity 360 approach and mindset in all daily work.

On Monday 24 April, the Wits Business School (WBS) Women in Leadership course celebrated its latest successful graduates, including Octavia Motshwane, Faith Magobolo and Thabisa Majozi from Hitachi Energy.

The course addresses the number of women in executive positions. Michelle Sampson, Hitachi Energy’s Finance Director for Southern Africa, delivered a keynote address at the graduation ceremony. She ex-plained that education initiatives like the WBS Women in Leadership course align with Hitachi Energy’s Di-versity 360 vision to ensure diversity and inclusion are at the core of its long-term business success of creating an environment for employees and businesses to thrive.

Diversity 360 is one of the key leadership pillars at Hitachi Energy; it is an employee-centred approach de-signed to nurture diversity of thought and embrace the power of connections to foster innovation for its cus-tomers and partners. It also encourages lifelong learning and believes diversity and collaboration equal great innovation.

The vision is integrated into all of Hitachi Energy’s practices and policies, which foster female acceleration through development programs, global employee network platforms and its Female Talent Development Programme. The company has set clear targets for recruiting and developing women in leadership roles.

“We have made a promise to create economic, environmental and social value for a sustainable energy future. We champion inclusive culture powered by individual differences, collaboration and diversity of thought,” says Sampson. “We have supported, and continue to support, various value creation initiatives. Beyond technical innovation, we look to our impact on society and how we can improve lives and inspire others,” she concludes.

Hitachi Energy remains committed to championing its Diversity 360 approach and mindset in its daily work. We are continuously developing our talents, experts and leaders to further advance their profes-sional skills and knowledge, which enables our business to provide superior, high-quality products, sys-tems and ser-vices to our customers.

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain.

Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future.

We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

About Hitachi Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society with data and technology. We will solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products, under the business structure of Digital Systems & Services, Green Energy & Mobility, Connective Industries and Automotive Systems. Driven by green, digital, and innovation, we aim for growth through collaboration with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2021 (ended March 31, 2022) totaled 10,264.6 billion yen ($84,136 million USD), with 853 consolidat-ed subsidiaries and approximately 370,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

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Hitachi Energy Ltd.
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