The International Network for Women in Cooling (INWIC) was established in 2022 to advance the engagement of women, promote career opportunities, and increase their overall participation in the refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pumps (RACHP) sector.

INWIC is led by the World Refrigeration Day (WRD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction as the joint Secretariat, in cooperation with a highly-reputed group of founding partners active in this sector – 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).

Visit INWIC website 👇



Second edition:

The challenge is to provide a video showing best practices in the design and application of RACHP systems and/or handling of refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pumps.

The video must be posted privately on AREA’s Facebook page: “AREA” or sent to by 7 April 2024. All European languages are welcome. 

Brochure and specifications are available in several languages HERE


About the first edition (2023):

The name of the winner was released on the 8 June during the conference #20EUconfRAC: Léana Khaled Payan, young French technician of Axima Refrigeration, who was evaluated as the best among the 12 participants. Congratulations to her!

All 12 participating videos can be found 👇

Video Competition