Committed to improving equal access to opportunities in the country, ENGIE Energía Perú launches its scholarship program “+ Women in Energy”, an initiative that will benefit more than 150 women in the country over the next three years.
“+ Women in Energy”, an initiative that seeks to promote the participation and inclusion of young women in the energy sector through the financing of university studies, technical and certified training courses related to STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
This is a comprehensive program that will reach different levels of studies and contains awareness-raising stages in schools, accompaniment of young women with economic needs and good academic performance through scholarships and mentoring; and, finally, support for job placement.
One of the pillars of the program is its agreement with the University Nacional del Centro of Perú, where in addition to financing studies, the selected students within the Electricity career will be able to receive mentoring courses by ENGIE experts; and participate in the selection processes of the internship programs of ENGIE Energía Perú, its customers or allied suppliers.
In Perú, according to INEI figures, only 32.1% of women aged 15 years and older are able to study a higher education career. On the other hand, SUNEDU has revealed that only 32% of science, technology and computer science graduates are women. If we go further, in 14 Latin American countries, only 13% of women participate in the workforce in the electricity sector.
“We seek to reverse this reality and this scholarship program has a clear purpose: to increase the participation of women in the selection processes of companies, mainly in the energy sector, thus improving their professional opportunities. We hope that more than 150 women can benefit from the program, which will last for three years,” said Daniel Cámac, Deputy Country Manager of ENGIE in Peru.
For ENGIE, achieving gender equity in the coming years is strategic, which is why it has set the goal of reaching 50% female representation in all the Group’s leadership positions worldwide by 2030.