Welcome to the PPL Currents blog, dedicated to telling the stories of the people, technology and issues energizing our communities and business.

PPL employees honored for volunteerism

Seven PPL employees were honored Thursday (4/19) for their volunteerism during the company’s second annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.

A room full of employees – most of whom are volunteers themselves – applauded the winners as PPL Chairman Bill Spence handed them awards in the General Office North Auditorium.

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A PPL memory book: women at work through generations

Take a look through our memory book, recognizing some of the women of PPL who blazed new trails, shattered expectations and boldly stepped into new roles. Today and every day, we celebrate all of the women past and present who have contributed to the forward progress of PPL.

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PPL regional affairs director and community leader reflects on the importance of female role models

Obando-Derstine was once a shy and quiet girl – a native Colombian and Spanish speaker in a New Jersey school filled with English-speaking students. A teacher took Obando-Derstine under her wing in kindergarten, boosting the girl’s confidence and teaching her English. That teacher and other role models along the way laid the foundation for the leader Obando-Derstine would eventually become.

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PPL, Barnes & Noble team up to help young readers succeed

PPL will host book fairs at participating Barnes & Noble locations March 24 as part of the company’s Cover to Cover initiative to share the joy of reading and help children sharpen their reading skills over the summer. Mention Cover to Cover when you check out March 24 at participating Barnes & Noble bookstores and a portion of the proceeds will help put books in the hands of children in grades K-3 who might not otherwise have books to read over the summer.

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PPL HR specialist shares her story of inclusion at LGBT Business Summit

Kristin Leayman shared her story during the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Business Summit on March 6 at Moravian College in Bethlehem. PPL was one of many companies to sponsor the event, which was designed partly to instruct employers how to provide more inclusive workplaces for LGBT employees.

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