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Be there when it matters

Ever since her days at the University of Michigan, Wendy Stark always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in law; however, she did not envision that her journey would lead her into the world of utilities, and much less, into a leadership role. 

“Oddly enough, I was not at all interested in corporate work at the time,” recalls Stark, who serves as executive vice president of utilities,chief legal officer and corporate secretary of PPL Corporation. “My career trajectory was certainly not a straight line; it was more about navigating a pathway that has changed over time.” 

Fueling innovation and collaboration

Here at PPL, we fuel innovation and growth – and strengthen our company culture – by fostering an inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued and respected. Employees embrace being a part of our inclusive culture, and it’s one of the many reasons why we offer 16 different employee-led business resource groups (BRGs) across our family of companies. These resource groups provide opportunities for employees to network with coworkers across the companies, collaborate over shared experiences and volunteer in the community. 

PPL Tomorrow, a BRG established for young professionals in Pennsylvania, recently teamed up with United Way’s Emerging Leaders to host a networking event in downtown Allentown that brought together more than 100 local professionals, including many team members from PPL Electric Utilities and PPL Services Corporation. 

Staying true to yourself and persevering through setbacks

Angie Gosman still remembers her first day at Louisville Gas and Electric Company. She arrived at Trimble County Power Plant in 1986 as “data entry operator 1” having just graduated from high school at age 18. No one told her what to wear, so she showed up in her business best – complete with ‘hose and heels. On day two, she traded those in for blue jeans and boots and got to work.

Smiling female holding baby with adoption advocate emblem

PPL named Adoption Advocate by Dave Thomas Foundation

PPL is pleased to be named a 2021 Adoption Advocate by The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. In addition, PPL has been ranked one of the top five adoption-friendly workplaces in the energy and utility sector for its financial reimbursement and paid leave benefits for families that adopt a child.

Giving thanks to everyday heroes

Our companies’ fieldworkers have taken extra steps to keep themselves and customers safe – all while continuing to provide reliable energy services. This week, we take a moment to applaud their efforts, and the efforts of all of our employees, and say “thank you.”

10 tips to nail a virtual job interview

How do you properly connect with hiring managers during virtual interviews? For Careers in Energy week, we caught up with PPL Corporate Talent Manager Brian Case to offer tips to job seekers on how to ace a virtual interview.