Flexible working – your thoughts

    Not sure about you, but I am a little bit done with a few words and phrases – ‘Unprecedented’, ‘zoom quiz’ and ‘I’ve forgotten my mask’ to name a few. There’s one that keeps popping up and that is ‘the new normal’ but this is one that I think a lot of people

The reporting of a Gender (not a health) Crisis?

On the second day of lockdown, when the world was in turmoil, the Government quietly announced its decision to suspend the requirement for Companies to publish their Gender Pay Gap data. The announcement was clear that the decision means there will be no expectation on employers to report their data for the 2019/20 year. The

Karen Robinson

ROLE CALL   WUN is this month launching its new Role Call series where senior women in utilities share their views and advice exclusively with our readers. We’ll be hearing their messages to those entering the industry, their own stories and what drives them, how Covid-19 is impacting diversity, and some invaluable role model advice

I’m just so busy.

Text message from friend “Hey Jo, how are You?” Sleepy and stressed Jo “All good this end, just busy as ever” This is my standard response. The movie “I don’t know how she does it” is just a retelling of my life. Doting parent, challenging career, house to keep. Sometimes I don’t know how I

Self promotion and how to speak up

It was full house last night with over 100 women (and a few men) attending WUN’s latest event very generously hosted by Elexon, a key sponsor. As always the event had three objectives- Provide learning and new skills Provide inspiration and insight from senior women in the industry Create a forum to build networks and

Water Industry Awards!

  For the first time, the 2020 Water Industry Awards will feature a Women in Water category!   This award will recognise an initiative that helps to redress the balance and encourage more women to work in water. Organised by Water and Wastewater Treatment (WWT),  the event celebrates and rewards outstanding achievement and innovation in

Sabre tooth tigers and psychometric tests- Who do you think you are?

What do sabre tooth tigers, hunter gatherers and psychometric preferences have in common? The answer we found out at the latest Women’s Utilities Network event is that to survive and thrive you need diversity of types in a group. It is no co-incidence, that on a show of hands in the room, the majority of

How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Mentoring

I, Kate, a mentoring sceptic, got a great new job because of my WUN mentor. They say there’s no one as devout as a convert. So in this post I want to tell you about why I was wary, what I have gotten out of the relationship so far, and what I was wrong about.

Energy Assets Partners with Womens Utilities Network

1st October 2019 Energy Assets Partners with Womens Utilities Network Energy Assets is teaming up with the Womens Utilities Network (WUN) to encourage greater industry diversity and better careers progression for women in the utilities sector. Britain’s leading independent metering, construction, data and energy network company has become an official sponsor of WUN and will