PPL named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2023

Award recognizes PPL’s commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive culture, work-life balance and career development for women.

PPL Corporation has been recognized as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2023 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group.

“We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition from Newsweek,” said Angie Evans, VP and chief DEI officer for PPL Corporation. “The award highlights our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive culture as we continue to innovate and grow our company.” 

Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group identified America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women in the United States by conducting a large-scale study based on over 224,000 company reviews. Companies were evaluated based on a variety of factors, including corporate culture, working environment, work-life balance, training and career progression, as well as compensation and benefits.

“Women face unique challenges in the workplace,” said Nancy Cooper, global editor in chief for Newsweek. “These challenges can range from unequal pay and a lack of representation in leadership positions, to discrimination and sexual harassment. Raising awareness of inequities in the workplace is the first step toward rectifying them. And it’s equally important to highlight those companies that are leading the way.”

In addition to juggling challenges in the workplace, very often women are balancing the demands at home as well. For busy working moms, having a supportive employer that understands and values the importance of family life is imperative.

In honor of Mother’s Day, PPL employees (and moms!) shared their views on balancing motherhood with their careers:

“PPL supports my work-life balance as a mom. The company has great benefits that have supported me from pregnancy and beyond. My kids have been welcomed on Zoom calls when they were home sick from school. I love the flexibility in my schedule that allows me to be there for my kids while also being a professional.”

Rebecca Fries
Senior Health & Wellbeing Coordinator
PPL Services
Mom to Amelia (3) and Dylan (1), pictured with husband David

“I have a great support system at home that I depend on and I’m not afraid to ask for help when needed. At work, I appreciate my director allowing for flexible/hybrid work schedules which allow for me not to miss my children’s programs/events at their schools and then return to work afterwards. I think one of the silver linings of COVID was allowing more of a work-life integration.”

Karmen Powell
Manager, Distribution Electric Engineering
Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities
Mom to Karrington (6), Langdon (3) and Karson (1), pictured with husband Leslie

“Our company supports and encourages work-life balance and provides the flexibility that is so greatly needed by working parents. It’s rewarding to be able to grow as a professional but have the flexibility to be there for my kids in a pinch, whether it’s volunteering on a field trip or running to an appointment. Growing up, I admired my mom’s work ethic as a teacher and how she was able to balance it all but still put family first. Now a working mom myself, my goal is to model that same example to my two boys.”

Michaela Crimmins
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Rhode Island Energy
Mom to Ryder (4) and Teddy (3)

“I love that PPL sponsors and encourages our employees to volunteer for worthwhile causes. My family and I regularly volunteer for Earth Day and for my Environmental group’s Community Roots program. On more than one occasion, my 6-year-old daughter has worn her PPL volunteering T-shirt and proudly told others that she is a ‘PPL-er!’”

Lori Burkert
Manager of Environmental Compliance
PPL Electric Utilities
Mom to Daniel (12) and Anna (6)

May 12, 2023

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