Seven women with different positions of responsibility in the energy industry inaugurated this morning the 1st Women Stem and Energy Transition Seminar: Accelerating the change towards sustainability at the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) organized by the Genesal Energy Chair of Energy Transition.
At the opening, the director of the Chair, Enrique Roca, insisted on the importance of giving greater visibility to female engineers and professionals in the STEM fields (a term whose acronym refers to the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to achieve a parity that is still far away – according to experts it will be reached in 2050. In this sense, he recalled that in the energy industry sector, and in technical sciences in general, only 29% of women hold positions of responsibility.
Rocío Vega Martínez, from the Reganosa Digitization area; Beatriz Mato Otero, Director of Corporate Development and Sustainability at Greenalia; María Landeira Suárez, delegate in Galicia for Naturgy’s Renewable Development; Ángeles López Agüera, university professor at the Energy Sustainable Applications Group; Ángeles Santos Casal, HR Director at Genesal Energy; Rebeca Acebrón San Miguel, CEO of Acebrón Group, and Marta Gómez Palenque, responsible for Circular Economy of the Government of Castilla-La Mancha were the speakers at the forum, where they addressed the processes related to energy change and the future of renewables within an industry that is committed to abandoning fossil fuels
The seminar was held at the headquarters of the Energy Transition Chair, located at the Higher Technical School of Engineering (ETSE) and it marked the beginning of its academic activity.
The Energy Transition Chair is an initiative promoted by Genesal Energy (based in La Coruña) in collaboration with the USC. It was created last December, and its goals are promoting public-private collaboration, promoting training and employment, and raising awareness about the energy transition and more sustainable models.