CIGRE Women’s Network is about promoting women in engineering, particularly in the large power systems domain. We actively support CIGRE UK’s core values with a special focus on women: building a community of UK experts; facilitating effective knowledge sharing; fostering and mentoring the next generation of engineers.
The Network has many worthy objectives, but above all it is exactly as its name indicates; about providing a platform for women to build a network. That means establishing links with people working in similar fields, and/or with similar roles, responsibilities and pressures. These connections can help surface new opportunities and secure the support needed to advance professionally.
The group offers:
- a training ground where women can meet senior role models;
- exchange on topics that specifically affect women such as the gendered nature of leadership, the impact of unconscious bias and how to combat such barriers;
- a space for women to raise questions they might ordinarily feel unable to discuss.