AES Mujer

Project name:

AES Mujer

Project location: 

El Salvador

Sub-focus area: 

Diversity & Inclusion

Since 2013, we have generated opportunities for inclusive and sustainable economic development work in two areas. The EMPRETEC workshops, a United Nations entrepreneurship program, are provided to female relatives of AES people and help participants develop skills and knowledge to start their own businesses. Additionally, through residential electrical installation courses, we provide formal training on how to implement reliable electrical installations.

AES Mujer has enabled the strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture and the consolidation of the entrepreneurial, competitive and productive skills of hundreds of Salvadoran women.

Impact:

491 women have participated in these programs

Partners:

FUNDEMAS: Business Foundation for Social Action

CIUDAD MUJER: program through the Ministry of Local Development

#MujeresConEnergía

Project name:

#MujeresConEnergía

Project location: 

Colombia

Sub-focus area: 

Diversity & Inclusion

To promote gender equality in the organization, AES Colombia hired 111 women for the construction of the Parque Castilla Solar project, to work in various technical, operational and administrative roles during the construction process. This is part of the successful #MujeresConEnergía campaign that was started 6 years ago to hire women across the operations and maintenance of Chivor. Today the company has women in both technical and administrative areas, from entry-level positions to management. AES Colombia also promotes the incorporation of female interns, apprentices and temporary employees in its operation, seeking new talents in technical areas of the electricity sector as well as industrial security, treasury, accounting, management and performance, among other areas.

With the challenge of # MujeresConEnergía, AES Colombia has implemented different initiatives to raise awareness of the value of equity within companies, yielding positive results directly related to saving and effective management of resources, empathy with communities and problems with solutions efficient.

Impact:

More than 200 women

Partners:

Aequales, PAR Community