Articles in Careers.

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. 

During the event, PPL Corporation Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer Matt Green reflected on his career journey, recalling the impact of the many professional mentors who were instrumental over the two decades since he first joined PPL after working in federal government.

“There were many great leaders and mentors who saw my spark and encouraged me along the way. Anything that I’ve managed to accomplish is a testament to those leaders who paved the way for me,” said Green. 

PPL Electric Utilities employees Nicole Maloney, manager of regional metering, and Project Manager Dan Kelly encouraged those in attendance to support their local United Way agencies and volunteer.  

“Your leadership and passion lay the foundation for a cycle of ongoing community engagement, inspiring those you meet along the way to be a force of positive change alongside you,” added Green. 

As a company deeply committed to creating utilities of the future, we’re proud to develop, support and empower emerging leaders and innovators, while sharing with them PPL’s core value of giving back to the communities we serve. 

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.

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.

Keeping families strong

Mike Altimare, senior analyst-financial planning for PPL Services, had just learned he was going to be a first-time dad when PPL announced it was implementing a paid parental leave program for employees.