International Women's Rights Day

Portraits of the project actors:
Perrine Le Gaouyat, BoP Operations & Maintenance Project Manager

Every year, 8 March celebrates International Women's Rights Day. In this context,
Ailes Marines wanted to highlight the women who operate
every day to help the project move forward.
Zoom in on their careers, their missions and their daily motivations.

What is your background?

I started my career by joining a school of engineering specialising in civil engineering.
I have always been attracted by the Energy sector and theexcellence sought in this field.
Thus, I first joined a company developing nuclear power plants.
Thereafter, I moved internally from the site to project management by leading teams and contracts in engineering, manufacturing and construction.

Later, I joined Ailes Marines, which introduced me to the world of renewable marine energy and maintenance.

How long have you been working on the project?

I have been working for Ailes Marines since September 2020.

What is your role?

I am currently a BoP Operations & Maintenance Project Manager.

I am in charge of the proper functioning of what we call the Balance of Plant of the Saint-Brieuc wind farm (once it is built).
In other words, this involves the maintenance of several strategic elements such as the offshore electrical substation, the various surveys to be carried out during the operation (environmental, bathymetric, etc.), the farm's production control tools, the maintenancebase on land, etc.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Through my missions, I work with regional partners in order to find local actors willing to participate in the project and thus tointegrate the project in the territory ina sustainable way and humbly participate in the development of the territory.

If you had to describe your mission in 3 words?

To define my activity, I would use the words: multidisciplinary, long-term vision, collaborative.

Why did you enter the
sector of Marine Renewable Energy?

I have always been interested in Marine Renewable Energies because of their technical complexities, particularly in relation tomaritime activity.

Since the beginning of my career, I have chosen to work continuously in thedecarbonised energy sector.


Women's rights: the fight against inequality

The fight against inequality is a real challenge for society and one that continues to be fought.

For over 40 years, the United Nations has placed this cause at the heart of its sustainable development goals, stating that " Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, it is also a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world".

In order to be aware of the key figures surrounding this issue, a review is carried out each year to monitor progress in this fight, as well as the challenges that remain, on a global scale.

As a reminder

Notable advances in recent decades include

  • More girls in school
  • Fewer girls forced into early marriage
  • More women in leadership positions and in parliament
  • Laws and reforms to advance gender equality

Despite these advances, many challenges remain:

  • Persistent discriminatory laws and social norms
  • The under-representation of women at all levels of political power
  • The rate of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence

Together, let's continue to fight against inequalities.