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Date: March 11, 2024
Ailén Pedrotti
By Ailén Pedrotti
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Mobility Portal Group and the key role of women in the world of electromobility

Mobility Portal Group highlights the role of professionals in the eMobility world, as well as those who are part of their team and contribute daily to the coverage of this exciting world. Now, a snapshot of the key points of a team composed of 80% women.
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On International Women’s Day, data becomes relevant, and Mobility Portal Group doesn’t overlook what it says.

In Europe, the average percentage of women working in the transportation sector across the European Union is around 22 per cent, according to a report from the European Parliament published on July 18, 2023.

Specifically in Spain, women account for 19.2 per cent of employment in the automotive sector, including manufacturing, sales, and vehicle repair.

Meanwhile, in Latin America and the Caribbean, the presence of women in the transportation world ranges between eight and 21 per cent of the workforce.

When it comes to the energy sector, the numbers are not different.

Globally, in 2016, women accounted for only five per cent in executive roles, 19 per cent in non-executive roles, and 14% in managerial positions.

The transition to sustainable and electric mobility is underway, as well as a paradigm shift regarding the positioning of women in the labor and professional world.

More and more eMobility companies are committed to gender parity in their workforce.

And this is not exempt from the business strategy of Mobility Portal Group.

Julieta Perez, Marketing and Corporate Strategy Manager en Mobility Portal Group.

“We are proud to have a workforce composed of 80 per cent women, with 30 per cent of them holding leadership and decision-making positions,” states Julieta Perez, Marketing and Corporate Strategy Manager of the group.

She adds, “From our space, we advocate for equal opportunities and professional development regardless of gender.”

Throughout the portal’s trajectory, this has been a fundamental point in its growth.

While the editorial firms in the automotive and energy worlds are mostly led by men, Mobility Portal Group makes a difference.

This is a path that is pursued, will be pursued, and will be attempted to be contagious to those who are also immersed in this exciting world.

The commitment to the team is not the only key in the business strategy, but also the search for prominent female profiles in the coverage of the electromobility sector.

Historically significant personalities have attended our virtual events and have also collaborated in the various actions we deploy daily.

Some of them include:

  • Auste Pranckute, Co-founder of Stuart Energy.
  • Katarzyna (Kasia) Sobótka, Investment Manager in E-mobility at Claritas Investments.
  • Susana Solís, Member of the European Parliament for Ciudadanos and member of the liberal Renew Europe group.
  • Tamara Berríos Montoya, Country Manager of BYD Chile.
  • Isabel del Olmo, representative of the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE).
  • Gloria Hutt, former Minister of Transport in Chile.
  • Ángela Orozco, former Minister of Transport of Colombia.
  • Silvia Rojas, President of Latin American Sustainable Mobility Association (ALAMOS)
  • Marta Blázquez, President of Faconauto.


The list could go on to be more extensive, but the reality is that giving visibility to these profiles is not always an easy task.

“We are a digital platform that seeks to highlight and showcase the work of women leaders who inspire others to follow in their footsteps and build a more equitable future in the electromobility and sustainable industry,” says Julieta Pérez.

In this regard, she points out: “However, we are aware that there is still much ground to cover in terms of gender parity.”

A clear example of this can be seen in our virtual summits.

Mobility Portal Group has held more than 30 virtual events on the topic, with over 700 companies and 900 speakers participating.

But the reality is that the percentage of women’s participation is still very low.

That’s why we take this opportunity to encourage more companies to include their female executives as speakers and showcase the talent they bring to their projects.

In this context, our Marketing and Corporate Strategy Manager expresses: “We aspire to a future where mobility is electric, sustainable, and, above all, gender equitable. Together, we can build a more diverse and inclusive industry that represents the needs and perspectives of all people.”

“On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of women in the electric and sustainable mobility industry, and we renew our commitment to building a fairer and more equal future for all,” concludes Julieta Pérez.

Read more: International Women’s Day: Leaders in eMobility raise their voices and invite the female population to join the sector

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