The Energía de Mujer (Woman’s Energy) Prize is a national award that reflects Enel Group’s commitment to the country’s social and cultural development and to strengthening women’s role in our society.
It originated in 2007 as a way of commemorating International Women’s Day. To date, over 100 women have received the award, ranging from the President of Chile to representatives of the worlds of the arts, sport and communications as well as social leaders and entrepreneurs.
It pays tribute to women who have made a significant contribution to the development of Chilean society from their own particular field.
How are the winners selected?
The award is divided into 13 categories for each of which a shortlist is submitted to the jury out of proposals put forward by employees of the Enel Group (over 2,000 employees) and the group’s Communications Department.
Before the shortlist is compiled, candidates are evaluated and their contribution in their areas of action is analyzed. The resulting shortlist is then presented to the jury.
Energía de Mujer Prize Categories
The prize seeks to highlight the achievements of women who have made a significant contribution to Chilean society, and whose example may inspire other Chilean women in their own careers or fields.
It also aims to be as representative as possible of the diversity of areas in which women have made exceptional achievements.
The categories in which the prize is awarded each year are:
1. Art, Music and Literature
We award a prize to the woman who has stood out as a reference for the arts, music and/or literature, either through a particular piece of work or her work in general, and who has actively helped to build the country’s cultural identity.
2. Public Service
We award a prize to a woman in politics or public service who has made a significant contribution to improving public policies and has shown commitment to the well-being of Chilean society.
3. Environment, Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability
We distinguish the woman who has best promoted environmental care and protection and stood out as an ongoing force for energy efficiency in Chile or who has set out to make the country more sustainable through leadership of opinion or the implementation of actual projects.
4. Contribution to Education
We award a prize to a woman who has shown commitment to promoting and improving education in Chile through specific projects in the classroom or as a leader of opinion in this important field.
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
We give this award to a woman whose projects and initiatives have succeeded in generating innovative and creative solutions for the development of a better Chile.
6. Community Work
We recognize a woman who has successfully implemented projects or led institutions that address a specific social problem, thus substantially improving quality of life for a particular community.
We award this distinction to a woman working in the field of journalism who has spearheaded journalistic or publishing projects that provide an objective and independent vision for Chilean society.
8. Social Communication
We highlight a woman who has used her communications skills to position herself as a respected and trustworthy voice for public opinion.
We give this prize to a woman from the world of entertainment who has captured the heart of the general public.
We recognize a woman who has achieved national and international renown through sports, boosting Chile’s standing in this area.
11. Contribution to Public Debate
We award this prize to a woman who, from her discipline, has contributed to debate about ideas or public policy in a bid to promote the country’s development.
12. Track Record
We recognize a woman with a long and respected track record of supporting Chilean society in general.
12. Internal prize: Enel Group Woman
Employees of the Enel Group recognize a woman who has stood out for her work, support for the company’s values and strong commitment to the company.