The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and Energy (SNMPE) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today launched the Program for Emerging Women Leaders of the Extractive Sector with the intention of promoting equality of gender.
“The program aims to enhance the leadership skills of women in middle management positions to promote greater female participation in high-level decision-making in the extractive sector”, said Andina News Agency yesterday.
The program was inaugurated with the presence of the deputy minister of hydrocarbons, Eduardo Guevara, the president of the SNMPE, Luis Marchese, and the representative of the IDB in Peru, Viviana Caro, who highlighted the importance of promoting gender equality in this economic sector.
The program lasts a total of six months and 30 Peruvian women with high potential and that currently work in MEM or in private companies linked to the sector will participate.
The academic institution in charge of the course will be the INCAE. It will consist of face-to-face and online modules.
“Having women in the decision-making bodies leads to better public policies in the government, and a greater return on capital in the private sector,” said the head of the Division of Leadership and Development of the Employee and coordinator of the program, Victoria Cárdenas, according to Andina.
“It also inspires more women to participate in decision-making positions and reduces prejudices and negative stereotypes,” she added.
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