INWIC launches website hub
A new website launched by the International Network for Women in Cooling (INWIC) will act as a hub for the organisation and its members.
Formed just over 12 months ago, INWIC provides a networking platform for women working in cooling, which broadly covers heat pumps, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.
Launching the website, INWIC president, Colleen Keyworth invited all women working in the cooling sector to join INWIC and become part of the global community. “As a collective, we have the potential to achieve remarkable feats,” she said.
Women who are working or studying in the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors are encouraged to apply to INWIC through the member level of membership. Members receive exclusive benefits, such as access to a private forum where women can engage with one another and discuss their experiences and challenges of working in the HVACR industries and the upcoming free mentoring programme.
Other individuals who are interested in supporting this initiative can also become members through an affiliate membership. HVACR associations, societies, and other not-for-profit entities with a role in women’s career development may apply for partner membership. Businesses, corporations, and industry associations and coalitions may apply to become industry supporters.
INWIC is led by the World Refrigeration Day (WRD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction as the joint secretariat, in cooperation with founding partner organisations AIRAH (Australia), AREA (Europe), ASHRAE (Global), CAR (China), FAIAR (Latin America), IIR (Global), IoR (UK), ISHRAE (India), JSRAE (Japan), U-3ARC (Africa), and Women in HVAC&R (North America).