Women in Power: The future of the sector’s leadership

Women in Power: The future of the sector’s leadership

Krysti Shallenberger | Utility Dive

The country is in the throes of a reckoning in the workforce. Politicians, media stars, executives and journalists have come under fire for alleged misbehavior in the workplace.

In turn that led to social media campaigns, like the #MeToo hashtag, and increasing scrutiny over what constitutes proper behavior in the workplace. But these issues are only part of a larger problem of how companies are defining women’s roles following an influx of women in the workforce a century ago.

The utility sector is no exception. And its problems are urgent: About 70% of the workforce is set to retire in the coming years. Utilities are scrambling to recruit a younger — and more diverse — workforce for an industry known for the opposite.

“The [#MeToo] evolution that is happening now is long overdue,” said Barbara Lockwood, vice president of regulation at Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest utility…(Read the full story)

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *