Ana Perez

"The growing energy sector is for everyone and it benefits from the diversity of thinking and new perspectives generated by a gender inclusive workforce..."

Expertise

Women Leadership

Participation and Decision-making

Gender Equity & Social Inclusion

Gender in the Energy Sector

Gender Mainstreaming in Projects

 

Ana Perez, Associate Director of the RTI Global Gender Center, is a committed gender equity advocate, and dynamic global business leader that brings over 20 years of experience in the development and private sectors and nine years of direct experience on gender issues in the energy sector.

Ms. Perez led the design and operationalization of a gender integration program for a large private energy company that transformed its operations into a more equitable work environment for women. She is well versed in the latest trends in gender mainstreaming strategies and approaches, particularly for organizations in the energy sector. Ana currently serves as LEED – Energy – Senior Gender Technical Advisor at RTI.

Ms. Perez is a certified ILO – Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) facilitator and has completed gender assessments in the Middle East, Mongolia and most recently in Rwanda. Ms. Perez is a public speaker and advocate on gender equity and social inclusion issues, having led the curriculum development and facilitation of gender workshops around the world.

Education

Industrial Engineering, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; Exchange Programs at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, and University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada.

MBA with a focus on social entrepreneurship, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

Quote/Fun Fact

“The growing energy sector is for everyone and it benefits from the diversity of thinking and new perspectives generated by a gender inclusive workforce. Women and girls are a key resource that is untapped and can bring tremendous contributions to the world.  I believe in the benefits of providing access and opportunities for women and girls to achieve better education, and thus financial independence. At RTI, I am truly blessed with the opportunity to do the work I love every day where I have the chance to meet resilient women and girls, men and boys around the world.”