About WUN

WUN was started in 2018 when a group of likeminded women, working in utilities, united around a common cause. The five founders were not only passionate about the industry they worked in, but also passionate about the contribution women were making and could continue to make in the future.

The Utilities sector still lacks diversity and with many women still being underrepresented. “Women now comprise 30% of the sector, a rise from 26% in 2022, with a corresponding 30% representation of women in leadership positions. The water industry has the highest levels of female representation at 35%, an increase of 7%.”….”Women and ethnic minorities are underrepresented compared to the UK as a whole and both women and employees from ethnic minorities are leaving at increasing levels.”Source Energy & Utility Inclusion Measurement Framework, 2024.

So we have made progress in many ways, but in the work place we are yet to see true equality and diversity, especially in the Utilities Sector. As a group we know that this won’t change, if we don’t do something about it and at WUN we are passionate about building a community of women who can connect, support, develop and encourage one another.

WUN has now created quite a movement. With over  7,800+  members and followers and providing a variety events for members to attend as well as a free mentoring service.

Listen to the podcast with Angela Peart & Hayley Monks on why they were founding member of this movement.

Meet the Board

Meet the Advocates