The holidays are over and March is here, a month where everything starts moving again and we go back to the year's routine, from where we left off. However, March also holds something special, the twelfth edition of the Women's Energy Award, an instance in which we meet to honor 13 Chileans who have achieved achievements in areas relevant to society and whose example inspire new generations.
The event is an excellent scenario to reflect on the bravery and courage of women who have played a key role in the history of Chile, especially when we refer to a constantly changing work world.
This award arose in 2007, in order to celebrate International Women's Day and its role in Chilean society. It also reflects the commitment we have as the Enel Group to gender equity and social development in our country.
Throughout these years we have awarded more than 100 great women, from the President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet, to representatives of various categories that carry an important weight in the current social context, such as education, arts, sports, and communication, among others.
Last year in 2017, the Women's Energy Award winners were: Marcela Serrano, Constanza del Río, Carolina Figueroa, Marina Hermosilla, Alejandra Mizala, Emilia Díaz, Pía Salas, Macarena Pizarro, Tonka Tomicic, Paula Molina, Erika Olivera, Liliana Solari, and the employee of Enel Distribución, Soledad Silva.
Her energy is unsurpassed
The 2018 Women's Energy Award consists of 13 categories, where Enel Group employees (more than 2,000 people) and Communications Management propose a group of candidates, who are analyzed to then do a general assessment of the contribution that each of them has done in our Chilean society. From this analysis, a short list is defined for each category, which is finally presented to the official jury of the contest.
The categories seek to recognize a representative diversity of areas where women have achieved exceptional achievements.
An award connected to its origin
At the foot of the serene Villarica Volcano, we find Molto. A town where the preparation of the Women's Energy Awards took place. Ana Lagos and the group of artisans "Hebras del Alma" (Threads of the Soul) are in charge of making the prizes, who sought to recreate the figure of a woman who demonstrates her drive and strength, symbolically incorporating the four colors of Enel.
Today, after 10 years, this group of artisans have been rejuvenating their image thanks to their constant work, and who, with affection and perseverance, managed to create a unique prize for each category of the Women's Energy Awards.