Women are still a minority in technical careers, as well as in positions of responsibility at companies. One of the main causes is the lack of female references who inspire girls and young women to opt for vocations in the fields of science and technology.
At Endesa, we have exceptional employees who have not hesitated to provide their experience and bring visibility to their jobs to show that the younger generation can also be mathematicians, distribution specialists and engineers, among so many other technical professions.
Irene Navalón, Ana María Martínez and Alicia Mateo are the names of the three professionals who have shown us their point of view about the role of women in a profession traditionally held by men:
Irene Navalón, predictive maintenance engineer
When she was 14 years old, Irene already knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Perhaps she didn't know what it was called yet, but she had discovered the world through her father, and since then, she has spent hours assembling and disassembling electronic apparatuses. Her next stop was clear: the Advanced School for Engineering in Seville.
Her interest in the world of technology became intertwined with her curiosity for energy when in her third year of university, one of Irene’s professors showed her the possibilities in this field. Now, at age 28, she is a predictive maintenance engineer within the technical support department for thermal and combined cycle plants.