Jury met to choose winners 2019

On Tuesday, January 8th, at Enel's Corporate building, the jury of Premio Energía de Mujer 2019 deliberated for about two hours to choose the twelve winners that will be announced on March 8th at the award ceremony.

How are the winners selected?

The award is divided into 12 categories for each of which a shortlist is submitted to the jury out of proposals put forward by employees of the Enel Group (over 2,000 employees) and the group’s Communications Department.

Before the shortlist is compiled, candidates are evaluated and their contribution in their areas of action is analyzed. The resulting shortlist is then presented to the jury.


2019 Jury

  • Isabel Plá, Minister for Women and Gender Equity.
  • Esperanza Cueto, Women’s Community Director (awarded in 2018).
  • Alejandra Mustakis, President of Entrepreneurs of Chile Association -Asech (awarded in 2015).
  • María Teresa Ruiz, 1997 National Award of Exact Sciences (awarded in 2008).
  • Soledad Onetto, Journalist (awarded in 2010).
  • Francisca Valdés, Executive Director of Female Entrepreneurs.
  • Paula Escobar, Editor El Mercurio magazines (awarded in 2015).
  • Ximena Casarejos, Teletón Executive Director (awarded in 2009).
  • Jeannette Von Wolfersdorff, Director of the Santiago Stock Exchange (awarded in 2018).

Energía de Mujer Prize Categories

The prize seeks to highlight the achievements of women who have made a significant contribution to Chilean society, and whose example may inspire other Chilean women in their own careers or fields.

It also aims to be as representative as possible of the diversity of areas in which women have made exceptional achievements.

1. Arts

We award a prize to the woman who has stood out as a reference for the arts, music and/or literature, either through a particular piece of work or her work in general, and who has actively helped to build the country’s cultural identity.

2. Public Service

We award a prize to a woman in politics or public service who has made a significant contribution to improving public policies and has shown commitment to the well-being of Chilean society.

3. Environment and Sustainability

We distinguish the woman who has best promoted environmental care and protection and stood out as an ongoing force for energy efficiency in Chile or who has set out to make the country more sustainable through leadership of opinion or the implementation of actual projects.

4. Contribution to Education

We award a prize to a woman who has shown commitment to promoting and improving education in Chile through specific projects in the classroom or as a leader of opinion in this important field.

5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We give this award to a woman whose projects and initiatives have succeeded in generating innovative and creative solutions for the development of a better Chile.

6. Community Work

We recognize a woman who has successfully implemented projects or led institutions that address a specific social problem, thus substantially improving quality of life for a particular community.

7. Journalism / Investigative Reporting

We will award the distinction to a woman who, as a journalist, has been able to lead editorial or journalistic projects that contribute, with an objective and independent vision, to Chilean society, or who, through her work, has achieved disseminating information of national interest that contributes to the public debate.

8. Entertainment

We give this prize to a woman from the world of entertainment who has captured the heart of the general public.

9. Sports

We recognize a woman who has achieved national and international renown through sports, boosting Chile’s standing in this area.

10. Contribution to Public Debate

We award this prize to a woman who, from her discipline, has contributed to debate about ideas or public policy in a bid to promote the country’s development.

11. Track Record

We recognize a woman with a long and respected track record of supporting Chilean society in general.

12. Internal prize: Enel Group Woman

Employees of the Enel Group recognize a woman who has stood out for her work, support for the company’s values and strong commitment to the company.

Photo gallery Energía de Mujer award 2018