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The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are proud to announce the selected participants for the “Women in the SICA Energy Transition” mentoring programme.

The mentoring programme which received 70+ applications aims to advance the careers of junior and mid-career women working in the energy transition, in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.

We sincerely thank all applicants for taking part in this process.

The selected participants for this year’s programme include:

Costa Rica

  • Anyela Murillo Arroyo, Geographic Information Manager, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
  • Heyleen Villalta Maietta, Calibration Laboratory Coordinator, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
  • Jessica Arias Hernández, Geochemist in Geothermal Industry, ICE
  • Karla Hernandez Chanto, Independent Consultant

Dominican Republic

  • Yenny Altagracia Rodríguez de Estepan, Head of the Department of Hydrogeology and Water Quality, Servicio Geológico Nacional de República Dominicana
  • Australia Ramírez García, Head of hydrogeological studies division, Servicio Geológico Nacional

El Salvador

  • Lilian Roxana Alfaro Alfaro, Planning Engineer, ETESAL, Empresa Transmisora de El Salvador S.A. de C.V.
  • Karla Esmeralda Ramirez Garcia, SIIM Systems Technical Coordinator, ENTE OPERADOR REGIONAL
  • Marcela María Molina de Orellana, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Unidad de Transacciones S.A. de C.V.
  • Fatima de la Paz Melgar Velis, Junior Smart Energy Consultant, Engie Impact
  • Verónica Georgina Quintanar de Martínez, Operation Planning Coordinator, Unidad de Transacciones
  • Diana Marcela Barillas Lemus, Investment Project Analyst, LAGEO S.A. de C.V.
  • Aida Antonieta Flores Acosta, Focal Point with the External Cooperation and Technical Assistant of the Executive Secretary, National Energy Board
  • Neimy Catiliana Giron Calixto, Regional Communications Officer, GIZ
  • Stephanie Tatiana Mejia Morales, Operation and Maintenance Leader, Mapreco Hydroambiente
  • Ingrid Marisol Campos Chávez, Legal analyst, Comisión Regional de Interconexión Eléctrica (CRIE)
  • Lorena Elizabeth Hernández Méndez, Business Developer and Strategic Marketing, DELSUR


  • Marialina Trujillo Monroy, Deputy Manager of Large Clients and Public Administration, Inkia Energy, Energuate
  • Yenzi Gabriela Guevara Hernández, Project Coordinator E-Waste, FDN
  • Dessireé Menéndez Archila, Economic Studies Coordinator, Administrador el Mercado Mayorista
  • Ana Beatriz Sánchez Melgar, Legal Specialist, Comisión Regional de Interconexión Eléctrica (regulador del mercado eléctrico de América Central)
  • Samantha Linda Matilde Catún Guevara, Energy Business Coordinator, Pantaleon Group
  • Krista Flores Armendariz, Legal Advisor, Comisión Nacional de Energía Eléctrica


  • Vera Matute, Social and Environmental Director, Ministry of Energy in Honduras
  • Shidia María Matute Agurcia, Operation Programming Analyst Engineer, National Electric System Operator Association
  • Luisa María Rendón Cantillano, Legal Affairs Analyst, Ente Operador Regional (EOR)
  • Ada Suyapa Cerna, Electrical Systems Planning Engineer, National Electrical System Operator (ODS)


  • Samar Rimawi Bolt, Operations Analyst/ Energy and Market & Finance Division, BID – NICARAGUA
  • Yanin Maria Morales Chow, Renewables Energy Analyst, Ministry of Energy and Mines (Nicaragua)


  • Lizbeth del Carmen Gonzalez Marciaga, Red Electrica Analyst, Centro Nacional de Despacho CND_Empresa de Transmision Electrica SA
  • Vielkis Torres, Project Coordinator, Sindicato de Industriales de Panama
  • Greizy Barrera Chang, Head of Commercialization and Trading Central America, Enel Green Power Panama
  • Guadalupe Gonzalez, National Director of Electricity, National Secretariat of Energy
  • Leslie Sofía González Saavedra, Regulatory Specialist, Enel Green Power
  • Jessica Yarelys Guevara Cedeño, Research / Professor, Universidad Tecnologica de Panamá
  • Krisly Ilane Guerra, Associate Programme Officer – Remap, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC)
  • Tiffani Kristel Batista Guerra, Dispatch Analyst, Centro Nacional de Despacho – ETESA
  • Liliana Gisell Morales Córdoba, Legal Advisor in the office of Deputy Kayra Harding, National Assembly of Panama

Each of the selected mentees will be matched with a hand-picked mentor with whom they will engage in a bilateral exchange between August 2021 and June 2022; this matchmaking is done based on career aspirations stipulated in the application form.

In parallel, an exclusive knowledge-transfer course on energy and personal development topics will be organised for the mentee cohort to stimulate growth.

Stay tuned for updates on the participants and the programme.


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