Frans Vreeswijk
General Secretary & CEO, International Electrotechnical Commission
Frans Vreeswijk

Women deserve to have an equal say in the technologies that drive our future. The IEC is proud to join the Geneva Gender Champions initiative to strengthen the participation of women in IEC technical work and to make IEC International Standards more relevant to women around the world.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Reach out to all IEC members to increase their awareness regarding the importance of women's participation in IEC technical committees, and encourage them to consider gender balance when sending participants to the IEC Young Professionals Programme.

  • Train Technical Officers to encourage IEC technical committees to adopt a more gender balanced approach in all relevant IEC International Standards.