- Cepsa's professional women share their academic and work experience with students from Almoraima High School in Castellar.
Fundación Cepsa and Fundación Inspiring Girls, which works to increase the self-esteem and professional ambitions of girls, as well as their job expectations, through the experience of women volunteers from all sectors, have organized an inspiring session of panels with the aim of showing different career opportunities to a group of first year secondary students from Almoraima High School in Castellar de la Frontera (Campo de Gibraltar).
Several studies show that the presence of women in particular in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) continues to be very low. For this reason, Fundación Cepsa and Inspiring Girls continue to carry out initiatives of this type, which on this occasion consisted of a talk at the school, in which the students had the opportunity to listen and talk with five leading women from different professions and technical areas of the San Roque Energy Park.
The objective of this initiative is to introduce students to professionals to respond to their aspirations and expose them to options in their professional development in the field of STEM careers, and, on the other hand, to motivate these professionals by offering them the opportunity to share their experience, which is valuable and inspiring.
Estrella Blanco, head of Fundación Cepsa in the province of Cadiz, emphasized that “it is very important for teenage girls to see that there is a world full of possibilities in technology and science, where they can develop their talent. Learning firsthand about the careers of STEM women at Cepsa is sure to motivate them and build confidence in themselves to achieve their goals. With the help of Inspiring Girls we are opening new professional horizons for young women in Campo de Gibraltar."
The volunteers who participated in this initiative were Loreto Caro Linares (Environmental Protection); María José Caballero (Planning); Marta Servio (Plant Operator); Laura Sánchez (Digital Transformation); and María González (Optimization and Programming).