Category: Inclusion and Diversity

PPL female leaders offer lessons on leadership and success

March is Women’s History Month, which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. At PPL, we’re proud of the integral roles women in our company play in shaping the future of our business.

PPL employees learn how to outsmart unconscious biases

Even the most open-minded, well-intentioned people can fall victim to making snap judgments that aren’t aligned with their core values and beliefs. And those quick decisions, although not intended, could prevent others from getting a fair shake. That’s the main message behind the Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour.

PPL recognized as a 2018 DEI Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

When Kristine Maciolek Small, director of Diversity and Inclusion and Talent Management, came to work at PPL in 2013 she chose not to identify as a person with a disability. Although she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2002, it wasn’t until she got involved with PPL’s business resource group REACH, which supports individuals with disabilities in our workplace.

Understanding the “T” in LGBT

On June 12, FUSE, PPL’s employee-led business resource group, brought together nearly 50 PPL employees, leaders and members of the community for a lunch and learn to highlight what it means to be transgender. The event featured speaker Madeline Marquardt, owner and president of Ephektiv, Inc., who spoke about her personal journey as a transgender woman.

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.

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.

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.