The Future of Utilities …… it female?

With only a week to go until the Future of Utilities event in London, here at WUN we’re getting ready to be a media partner for the first time. This incredibly exciting opportunity to put women at the centre of the utilities industry, and looking at the speaking list, it really feels like the pendulum

This is me!

When I was first asked to write a blog, I presumed I’d write about my professional life, I do have a lot to say about the learning and challenges of the last 20 plus years (I know, hard to believe I’m old enough to have worked that long right? {looks longingly at snapchat filtered photo

Goals are important but don’t forget to enjoy the journey…

I was thrilled to get my Success Planner at the last WUN meeting in January and having flicked through the pages I started to reflect on some of the great questions in it.   In loving the planner, I started sharing it with others around me – who equally liked the planner and saw the

To pour the tea or not? The Power of Personal Branding

If anyone had any doubt about the power of the Womens Utilities Network, established to encourage and develop women working in the Utilities sector, attending last night’s event Personal Brand would have put that doubt to rest. With almost 700 network members now registered, more than 120 of them attended last night’s event, generously sponsored

Joanne Smalley – Our expert speaker

Joanne is an experienced energy industry professional, specialising in marketing, communications and branding. Over the past 15 years she’s worked in a variety of marketing, communications and stakeholder management roles for three of the big six, headed up the comms functions at ELEXON, and led the energy practise at a boutique PR agency.   Nearly three

Work life balance at Christmas time? Errrrrrrr I don’t think so?

A thousand presents, a perfect Xmas dinner for 15, gingerbread houses, decorating the tree, elves on the shelves……………..the list goes on and on – seemingly never ending!!!!  I’m mad about Christmas and always have been – it’s my favourite time of the year, and I can feel the mood building as we approach the holiday

WUN – What a difference a year makes!

November is usually about the time I start to reflect on the year that has passed and think about what has changed. For me 2018 has been a big year of change, and one of the biggest changes has been my job. I made the decision over New Years’ 2017/18 that I wanted to change