WiNUP September 2013 Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
When & Where
The Women's International Network of Utility Professionals was formed in January 1999 but its roots go much deeper. The organization evolved from The Electrical Women's Round Table, Inc., a group with a long history of providing growth and development to those in the electric industry and allied fields.
EWRT was founded in 1923 when seven women from New York attended the annual meeting of the Society for Electrical Development on Henderson Island in Lake Ontario. This had always been an all-male event but at this time the women gathered around a round table and discovered common career issues among them. They began meeting once a month back in New York, inviting other women to attend. By 1925 the group had grown to 50 women. They decided to organize. In 1927 the Electrical Women's Round Table filed for and received a Certificate of Incorporation from the Secretary of State of New York.
Our membership includes professionals in a wide array of industries. Members come from such diverse industries as utilities, universities, marketing companies, law firms, and everything in between. That diversity is what keeps meetings relevant and interesting to all who attend.
The objectives of WiNUP are to provide:
• Opportunities for professional development.
• Networking and mentorship.
• Recognition and visibility for members and business partners.