FRANCE: Léana Khaled Payan, a refrigeration engineer with Axima Refrigeration in France, has been named as the winner of the first European Women in Cooling Video Competition.
The competition, organised by European contractors group AREA and World Refrigeration Day, was designed to highlight women exhibiting best practice and innovative thinking when performing cooling tasks.
The organisers requested entrants to provide a video of not more than 10 minutes in length and to speak in their local language to promote inclusiveness and provide a lasting resource that could be used to encourage more women into the sector.
Léana Khaled Payan’s entry was chosen from 12 finalists – three from Spain, two from France, two from Turkey, and one each from Ireland, Poland, Italy, Norway, Slovakia.
An after-sales service technician with Axima Refrigeration for the last five years, Payan received her prize – a cheque for €1000 – at last week’s 20th European RACHP Conference in Milan, which she attended as a guest of the organisers.