Two Geothermal Development Company (GDC) have been recognized internationally by the Women in Geothermal (WING) network, for their role in women empowerment.
WING is a global network that aims to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in the geothermal community.
GDC Senior Engineer Drilling Equipment Maintenance Diana Macodawa was feted for focusing on strength without micromanaging; while Senior Engineer, Direct Use Esther Njuguna was awarded for openness – being truthful and acting with integrity in her line of duty.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Engineers Diana and Esther could not travel to America to receive their awards. Their pre-recorded acceptance videos discussing the WING values and their appreciation to the network were aired at the 2020 Geothermal Resource Conference Geothermal Resource Council Annual Meeting (GRCAM).
“The empowerment of women and the improvement of their political, social, and economic status is very important and essential for the achievement of sustainable development, “stated Diana.
Esther emphasized on the importance of integrity in day to day life and in the professional marketplace. “Do things right first time, and follow your ethical convictions regardless of who’s looking. Being truthful is gratifying” noted Esther. “Since the world has now become a global village, we must embrace one another irrespective of background; and we need to be open and honest when communicating or giving feedback,” she explained.
WING is a non-profit organization, founded in October 2013 at the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada and is represented in over 48 countries worldwide. Congratulations to Eng. Diana and Eng. Esther.