Marisa Vázquez (46) is Edesur's first female gang leader and works in the Losses area in the Quilmes-Avellaneda work zone. From the desk and on the street, he coordinates, manages and supervises the technical work teams.
Among its tasks is to verify in the field the existence of irregularities in the energy service, such as clandestine connections, prepare the minutes and execute the energy recovery. He also does administrative work to coordinate the teams he manages.
«The Loss office was always important because we recovered the consumption of leaks through direct connections. For this, we follow an action protocol, which allows us to identify the irregularity, then draw up an act with the presence of authorities and, finally, execute the energy recovery, ”he explained. Irregularities occur in different geographical areas, regardless of the socio-economic status of customers.
«It is the same everywhere, although there are always more sophisticated thefts in certain areas than in others. We see everything from direct connections to remote controls inside the meters, ”explains Marisa.
Leadership and character
The role it plays demands particular soft skills. One of them is leadership. "It is not easy when you have to coordinate crews where they are all men, because there is always someone who resists following orders, because of a gender issue," explains Diego Acuña, one of his everyday coworkers. She has the experience to drive and carry out the procedures.
When moments of tension arise, Marisa confronts them with security and defending their point of view, as a result of 27 years of service in the company. «At that time I explain the reasons why a certain procedure should be done. Once I do it, lower the tension and return everything to normal ».
For Marisa, one of the most important conquests for women must be equality in work spaces. «There is no difference between man and woman. As for work, we can all do everything. I love what is happening today, that women have more space, because we deserve it, ”he says.
In her work team, the security officer is also a woman. Romina Lucero, sergeant of the Police of the province of Buenos Aires, accompanies her in most of the procedures on the street. «I accompany the crews and verify the records of the work they perform in each inspection. Also see for your safety, ”explains the official.
Edesur adheres to UN Women's Principles of Empowerment (WEPS) to carry out its gender equality policy. The commitment also involves strengthening the role that women play in our society by making their value and contribution visible in sectors with positions that had traditionally been occupied by men. That is why we focus on women's energy, a communication space where we will reflect stories of collaborators that help us make a difference and improve.
Women's Day is a great opportunity to make visible and promote transformations necessary to include and develop women as full-fledged individuals and on equal terms as men.