The cartoon would be much more funny if it were not true. Unfortunately what is in the cartoon is the very first line from a blog entry by the Energy Department.
To tackle the economic and energy challenges of the 21st century we need more women at the table.According to this blog, that is why the DoE launched the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative.
C3E believes there needs to be more women in the clean/green energy industry. They are disappointed by the low numbers of women involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Maybe they can nip this in the bud and force more women to major in these subjects instead of "Women's Studies." Irony.
The C3E does have statistics on its side:
There is also a business case for gender diversity; studies show that organizations’ outcomes qualitatively improve when the leadership is composed of at least 30 percent of each gender.If you set up a company be sure you have 30% men, 30% women, 30% hermaphrodite, and the final 10% what-ever. Because it you want to be successful in green energy too many trouser snakes is sure to hinder innovation. Crotch flowers will help your clean energy business bloom.