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

Self Development

I can be quite an avid reader. I tend to go through spells of reading lots and listening to audio books but then get overwhelmed with the volume of ‘stuff’ in my head and stop for a while. It’s a keenness to learn and be better. Having checked out my, fairly extensive bookshelf, there are,

Im 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