Penny Randell is a Senior Marketing Executive within the EDF Business Solutions Marketing team at EDF. She first heard about WUN from her director at the time, who was also a founder. After helping run one of their events, she joined the network soon after.
Shortly after joining, we were hit by the Covid-19 lockdown. Penny regularly attended the WUN for All sessions and found it beneficial connecting with others (virtually) and feeling part of the WUN community. ‘’The sessions were helpful for managing change and continuing to develop in myself – they gave me the motivation to want to become an advocate and support the mission to get more women to stay in energy and grow. It is an ever-evolving sector and every day I learn something new and interesting.”
Penny also knows what it is like to take an unusual route into the industry, having moved from a PA job into her marketing role. “I was ready for something new and had the core skills of organising and stakeholder management, but technical understanding of marketing and the sector was a whole new challenge. I was lucky to get the opportunity, but I had also built up a good network around me. This helped me talk things through with great people. It’s so useful having people who can mentor or encourage you and the bigger your network, the more people you can go to for guidance.” Now she’s almost completed her CIM professional marketing qualification and is continuing to develop and grow in the energy sector.
‘’It has been a wonderful experience, to be a part of WUN and to volunteer alongside some great women advocates and founders. I look forward to continuing to support the growth of such a valuable network.’’