The Naturgy Foundation and AEMENER (Spanish Association of Women in Energy) signed an agreement to encourage female professions in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and to promote women in the world of energy.
At a time when only 4% of young Spanish women opt for a career in science and technology, both organisations will implement the ‘Energy is female. Their future as well’ programme, which is aimed at promoting technology professions for girls aged 3 to 16 years old.
The partnership agreement signed by the managing director of the Naturgy Foundation, María Eugenia Coronado, and the chairwoman of AEMENER, Carmen Becerril, fundamentally aims to lead educational programmes to position themselves as agents for a change of trend. Both Coronado and Becerril agree that the energy sector will need the addition of female talent to guarantee the innovation required to stop climate change and promote the energy transition.
In a broader sense, the Naturgy Foundation and AEMENER will collaborate on carrying out different activities and exchange information and knowledge about projects and initiatives. They will also encourage the representation of both parties in activities and forums.
The signing was attended by the director of AEMENER, María Romera, the director of Education, Dissemination and Heritage at the Naturgy Foundation, Eva Buch, and the head of the Environment and Sustainability at Naturgy and head of the education department at AEMENER, Nieves Cifuentes.
Through this agreement both organisations reinforce their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of gender equality and female empowerment.