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Women in Utilities success programme

Develop Training sought after females in managerial or team leading roles who strongly believe in creating greater gender diversity in the utilities sector.

This programme is designed to accelerate the careers of women in the utility industry, provide advocacy and mentoring to support pathways to leadership roles, we also strive to create a culture of empowerment.

So what's the Women in Utilities success programme?

  • An advanced programme of training, networking and mentoring for women in the utility industry.
  • The programme will provide qualifications relevant to the individuals sector/job role through 15 days of training (valued up to £15k - at no cost to the participant).
  • The programme will provide participants with a high level of skills including an understanding of the challenges the industry faces, global perspectives from various industry leaders.
  • A network of mentors among leading women in the industry.
  • Provide companies with a solution to training and CSR through this high level programme.
  • Helps companies in the sector to identify talent and reach gender equality benchmarks.
  • Become part of a network of alumni to then support the next generation of participants by becoming mentors of the programme.

The process

  1. Nominations - CLOSED 31st October 2019
  2. Judging - panel meeting by mid November 2019
  3. Shortlist - notified and interviewed by mid December 2019
  4. Winners - confirmed and announced in press by end of December 2019

Ensuring gender diversity

Gender diversity is an on-going problem in the utility sector, having diversity at all levels of the workforce in all roles is an essential ingredient to drive innovation, bring a wider range of skills to a business as well as providing invaluable perspectives to ensure a more varied pipeline of talent for the future.

Yet, our industry continues to be male-dominated. Develop Training, working with Severn Trent, British Gas and Eon have created the Women in Utilities success programme to ensure gender diversity in our sector is being discussed, developed and provide that pipeline.

You can support the Women in Utilities programme by:

  • Becoming a mentor
  • Partnering with us on the programme

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact the marketing team on 01332 253500.

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