Expert Voices: Redressing Gender Imbalances, One Panel at a Time

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Sick of “manels”—expert panels composed only of men? Us too. A new group, Voz Experta, or “Expert Voice,” aims to balance the scales. Since its creation, Voz Experta has been able to change the composition of over 100 panels.

Veronica Irastorza, co-founder of Voz Experta, crashing an all-male panel at the “7th Mexico Gas Summit,” organized by Industry Exchange in San Antonio, Texas, May 2019. (Courtesy of Voz Experta)

The energy sector in Mexico is known for its gender imbalance. While women are underrepresented in board of directors in all sectors, the energy sector is worse, with only 3 percent female participation.

In order to support women’s advancement to the upper echelons of the industry, a group of prominent women in the sector have formed an advocacy organization called Voz Experta—in English, “expert voice.”

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