The struggle for preventing violence against women and achieving gender equality is experienced and felt on the streets of every country in the world. This struggle that has been taking place for centuries continues and today is using the common sense of the entire society to create a fairer, more real world, with more energy: the energy of empowered women that will bring about decisive changes in the future.
These winds of change are being reflected in our South American subsidiaries. At Enel Peru, gender equality is being felt on a daily basis and promoting inclusion is a sustained task that is being experienced in the organizational culture of the company. This vision has already borne fruit, since many women occupy managerial and leadership positions that previously were reserved only for men.
At Enel Peru, 30% of employees are women and 7 of them are part of the management committee. This fact was recognized in 2015 by the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, which distinguished the company with the seal "Safe Company Free of Violence and Discrimination Against Women", thanks to its efforts to promote gender equality.
Months after receiving this award, in August 2016, Enel Peru participated along with its officers in the national march "Ni Una Menos" (Not one left behind). This in order to achieve a decisive position against physical and psychological violence towards women.
"Education itself is making us see that we have a wider scope of action because we are opening up many opportunities. We can get to wherever we want, it all depends on each one of us, "says Maribel Rodriguez, head of health and safety at Enel Peru.
We reconcile family life with jobs
Enel promotes the balance between the job and family life of its employees, in such a way as to attend to their real and daily needs. The flexible schedule and the balance day (additional day of vacation) are some of the benefits that Enel Peru makes available to women and men in the company. In addition, details such as having a teleworking system and lactation rooms are other facilities that humanize the relationship between workers and the company and make it more flexible.
This model of work based on the fundamental rights of people was recognized by winning first place in the “2015 Good Labor Practices" contest, which was awarded by the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion in Peru.
At Enel, we understand that great changes begin with actions. That is why our subsidiaries have been adapting to the new times to create a new job situation: A fairer future for all, where every woman, worker, or person is important in overcoming old paradigms.