Fighting and committed women

Published on Monday, 8 March 2021

Within the framework of International Women's Day, we want to make visible the value and contribution of women in positions that have traditionally been occupied by men. This is the case of Marisa, who leads the work of crews in the Quilmes-Avellaneda area, of our distributor Edesur.

Edesur's board of directors has also been recognized for its high composition of women in different events for Women's Day, one of them being held annually by the National Securities Commission simultaneously with different stock exchanges around the world, supported and promoted by the United Nations Organization.

In the Enel Argentina group, there is a significant percentage of women in different positions, who from their experience and knowledge add immeasurable value to the company. Although we are an energy company, in which men traditionally work every day, the number of women within our workforce is greater, both in administrative positions and in the field.

It is worth noting that in order to achieve equity, many habits were changed and today women have an active role. Every March 8 this fight is commemorated and we unite more to continue demanding equality among all and for all.

Why is it celebrated on March 8?
Women's Day is commemorated every March 8 around the world, after a momentous event that took place in 1908: 129 women died in a fire at the Cotton factory in New York, United States, after they declared themselves on strike with permanence in their workplace.

These women demanded a reduction of the working day to 10 hours for the same salary received by men who did the same activities and also to improve working conditions. Instead of listening to them, the factory owner ordered the doors of the building to be closed so that the women would desist and leave the place. But it ended in tragedy, the workers died in the fire. In May of that same

In 1977, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) officially designated March 8 as International Women's Day and today, this date is used to make visible the requests for gender equality and fight so that women are increasingly empowered.