International Ambassadors Program

Equality Initiative Ambassador:
Claudia Andrea Ortiz Benavides (she/her)

Claudia Andrea Ortiz Benavides (she/her) Ambassador Chile

2022 - 2024
Analyst of Hydrogen Economy, Hinicio

Why advancing Women in Energy is so important

The day when we understand that we are all nature, will be the day when cooperation will win over competition, empathy over selfishness, and generosity over greed. It is the day when our actions and efforts will focus on a just socio-ecological transition, in which female leadership will play a key role and which depends on the teamwork built by the women who nurse, who clean, who create, who operate equipment, who contribute with responsibilities in the whole puzzle that makes up the development of the energy sector. Change depends on everyone’s commitment.

Energy Field

  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells


  • Consultant


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

I'm offering the following support for the Equality Initiative

  • Promote Equality Initiative activities, events, or achievements by speaking publicly and/or privately
  • Provide support in the promotion, review and/or selection process of the Equality Initiative Awards Program
  • Participate and/or organize in the Equality Initiative regional, locally arranged, and/or international events or meetings (virtual options included)

I'm offering the following support to female students and professionals transitioning to or starting out in the clean energy field

  • Develop a career toolkit or other useful resource.
  • Collect and share information on best practices for advancing women in the energy field, share how to gain experience and increase leadership in their sector
  • Launch a new and/or join an existing networking or a matching/mentorship program through a virtual platform
  • Offer or promote internships, scholarships, fellowships, job shadowing, or training opportunities
  • Provide advice to early career professionals on finding, applying, and receiving job offers or how to "move up" in clean energy, and where possible actively support other women to advance in their careers
  • Participate in the review and winner selection of the Equality Initiative Awards