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WiNUP In the Community
Acorns to Oaks
WiNUP provides growth and development opportunities to its members through programs, networking, mentoring, and recognition's.
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Member Registration form 2020 FILLABLE 1-15-20
A chapter or regional group hosts the annual conference providing networking and learning opportunities for members and nonmembers at a reasonable cost. Our conferences engage industry experts who speak on relevant topics including industry trends, operational improvement, and leadership development.
Chapters hold luncheon and evening events throughout the year to provide professional development as well as access to industry experts and executive leadership serving utilities.
Members have the opportunity to obtain career counsel and guidance from established utility leaders and professionals.
Members have numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills by participating on local chapter committees, officer elections, international office committees, and international officer elections. Members grow their natural abilities
WiNUP takes pride in paying forward and giving back to our communities. Our focus is on educating and developing women and girls in order to strengthen the workforce available to utilities and heighten to women’s desire to join the utility industry.
Fellowships of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 are available annually to members and nonmembers who are pursuing graduate study in the utility industry or allied fields. These fellowships are for one academic year and are renewable by reapplying.
Awards and Grants:
Awards and grants are given out each year to recognize chapter efforts in supporting their members and the community, to recognize outstanding individual members, to support continuing education and to assist members with their costs to attend the annual conference.
Our Members Speak...
WiNUP provides opportunities for professional development of members, networking and mentoring among members, and recognitions and visibility for members and business partners. Here our members speak detailing what brought them to WiNUP and why they feel WiNUP is a valuable tool.
“A great benefit of WiNUP is that you gain a different perspective about issues from people who are outside your own company and your usual network of associates. You meet and learn from people with all ranges of experience and job titles – from the 30-year veteran executive to the recent college grad. WiNUP encourages and promotes relationship building with those you meet. The friend you make today may be the one who can help you solve a job-related problem tomorrow.”
Vikki Michalski, 2011 WiNUP International President and communications professional for AEP Ohio
"At the first WiNUP (then called Electrical Women's Round Table Inc.) meeting I attended over 20 years ago, I immediately felt comfortable. It was a welcoming, nurturing environment where I was able to hone my leadership and organizational skills and gain greater confidence. There are so many opportunities to "make your mark" in WiNUP, which in turn benefits other members and the organization as a whole, and helps you grow personally and professionally. The camaraderie among members is strong — the relationships built through WiNUP, with accomplished women from throughout the country, are a highlight of being a member. I only regret that I didn't know about WiNUP when I started working in the utility industry in the 1980s, because I could have benefitted greatly from the wonderful mentors within the organization."
Emily Schilling - Editor, Electric Consumer | Indiana Electric Cooperatives
WiNUP 1999 International President
"If I had to come up with one word that I associate with WiNUP, it would be SUPPORT. WiNUP provides access to a network of professional women that champion each other’s successes. Knowing that no matter what challenges I face, I need only to reach out to this exceptional group of leaders, mentors, and friends to gain expertise, insight, guidance and encouragement provides a degree of confidence and comfort that is invaluable."
Danette Scudder - Tennessee Valley Public Power Association
WiNUP 2015 International President
WiNUP In the Community
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Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 6 organization under the IRS Code. Section 501 (c) (6) of the IRS code provides for the exemption of business leagues – which is an association of individuals with a common business interest. Contributions to WiNUP are not tax deductible as a charitable donation.
Contributions may qualify as a business expense. Donors should consult a tax professional.