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

Busy – bizi?

I have always disliked the word busy.  In  a previous role I would challenge myself and my team if they used the word.  Busy for me implies you are not in control and it has become a word associated with those who are important. It implies some sort of status; I have lots to do,

Careers – Do they happen by accident or design?

There are very few people I know in successful careers, who when asked how they got there, say it was all part of a grand plan.   However, when starting out, and in the early stages of career development, a question that is often asked is ‘where do you want to be in 10 years’

Doing the best job – “I’m all in…”

“Get lucky and say yes” at the last WUN event I heard this I just hadn’t realised I’d already played it out.   18 months – that’s how long I’ve been back at work; running a full-time job and being a full-time mum. I’m happy!   In 2007 I decided it was time to start

To Wear or Despair?

I am going to talk about what we wear at work and is it important? But before I begin, I just wanted to let you know that I have absolutely zero qualifications in this kind of stuff. I am not in the fashion industry and I have no credentials whatsoever in the ‘style’ department. So,

Networking Networking Networking

Since setting up WUN, a common theme from our membership has been ‘how can I be a better networker’, and on Thursday 2nd May we went all guns blazing and based a whole event around that topic, hosted by our legal friends at CMS London in their stunning venue at Cannon Street.  We aim to