First in a three-part series: Celebrate Women’s History Month

Learn more about Women in Networks (WiN)

Did you know that WiN:

  • Just celebrated its 10th birthday and has more than 560 membersWomen in Networks
  • Is dedicated to creating a positive environment for women at National Grid
  • Provides professional growth opportunities through education, networking, mutual support and mentoring
  • Helps the company better respond tovaried stakeholder groups and succeed, thanks to more diverse leaders

WiN sponsored these exciting events in 2014:

  • Spearheaded/co-sponsored WHAT A DISASTER:  Preparing for Nature’s Worst! with Asset Strategy, Emergency Planning  and the other National Grid employee resource groups (ERGs)
  • Held two successful Women Empowered Programs– one in Res Woods, the other in Syracuse
  • Celebrated its 10th birthday November 7 with guest speaker First Lady Diane Patrick, wife of former Gov. Deval Patrick, MA
  • Raised awareness and funds for breast cancer research in October as part of annual Shine a Light on a Cure Campaign
  • Hosted a VERA House White Ribbon Campaign lunch-and-learn session to create awareness on domestic violence. Ethics & Compliance’s Margaret Ireland shared the story of her sister, Elaine, brutally murdered as a result of domestic violence
  •  Participated in a Women’s Build Habitat for Humanity Project in Syracuse; partnered with YWCA(Upstate NY) and Dress for Success (DNY) for a Women to Work lunch-and-learn and clothing drives;held Meals on Wheels volunteer days; and collected dresses for young women through Long Island Volunteer Center’s (DNY) ‘Prom Boutique’
  •  Supported and participated in Junior Achievement (JA) teaching programs (DNY) and JA’s annual bowl-a-thon
  •  Sponsored the American Cancer Society’s (Boston Chapter) Women Leading the Way to Wellness Event, focused on women’s roles in early cancer prevention and detection; and hosted the Society’s St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the Boston Hope Lodge, where our executives served and dined with cancer patients and their families
  • Partnered with Bentley University and Network Strategy to co-sponsor the Gearing Up Conference, focused on how women can promote themselves through effective communications and strategies

Find out more about WiN 

Next week … take our quiz to test your knowledge of Women’s History

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