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

Emotional Resilience or Emotional Brilliance – Part 2

Written by Emma Lovell: The Response I came across Angie Needle’s blog recently: Emotional Resilience or Emotional Brilliance and it was exactly what I needed to read. So much so, that I contacted Angie to thank her for writing such transparent and truthful words. Writing blogs or content about the industry can be easy when

Getting more women into Utilities – why should we care so much?

This week, WUN was a media partner of Marketforce’s Future of Utilities Summit held in London – a two day conference that explores the challenges of the UK energy and water markets.  With over 400 delegates, and a room full of sponsors, all keen to showcase their latest technology and solutions, it is always a

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