Women Innovation Lab (WIL), the community founded in 2019 that today brings together more than 130 women from Enel, participated this week in EXPONOR CHILE 2022 in Antofagasta.
The important event hosted the first version of the "Women's Talent" Mining & Energy Labor Linkage Meeting organized by REDEG, together with companies and academia to connect female talent with various job opportunities, development and talent attraction programs offered these strategic sectors for the country and where the participation of women is still less than 25%.
WIL was part of the Network Managers panel where Valeska Pesse, one of its founders, addressed how with transparency, trust and collaboration within each company, women's communities and networks achieve a positive impact on professional development, while equity is promoted. The new WIL project, winner of the “Make it Happen” Innovation program, was also highlighted, which will give life to an international network of communities in the countries where Enel is present and through which it seeks to amplify the impact and benefits achieved in Chile to other regions, ensuring that they contribute to SDG 5, on Gender Equality.
In addition to companies, leaders of networks such as the EUMMinería Foundation, the USACH Mining Engineering Student Center and the Network of Women Engineers (RIM) Antofagasta participated in the discussion, emphasizing the need to generate awareness and programs that make references and open new opportunities for young professionals, empower them to innovate and the mobilizing force that women's networks have.
WIL is an open and autonomous community that, based on the principles of sisterhood and empowerment, aims to promote professional development and female leadership through innovation.