Guidehouse Sponsors Book on the History of Women in the Utilities Industry

In cooperation with Public Utilities Fortnightly, Guidehouse has sponsored a book about the history of women in the utilities industry

Guidehouse is a proud sponsor of the recently published book, Women Leading Utilities, the Pioneers and Path to Today and Tomorrow. The story charts the path of Edith Clarke, the first professional female electrical engineer in the United States, and highlights today’s women CEOs who continue to break down barriers across the country’s utilities. Michelle Fay, partner at Guidehouse, contributed a sponsor note emphasizing impact of the book in recognizing the influence of women in the development of today’s electric utilities industry.

In an interview with Fay that will appear in the July issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly, she explains why Guidehouse decided to sponsor the new book about women leaders in the utility sector. “Diversity is something we're passionate about. It's not something we just talk about,” Fay said. “The more people you bring into the conversation from different backgrounds and experiences, the more varied perspectives you bring to the conversation.”

In the book, Public Utilities Fortnightly’s Steve Mitnick tells the story of Edith Clarke, a pioneer of her generation of women innovators who significantly accelerated the electric grid’s development in the early twentieth century. He also highlights the courageous women who broke through the barriers to leadership in the late twentieth century. The book ends with profiles of the great female CEOs, COOs, CFOs and GCs of today, in investor, publicly, and cooperative-owned utilities across the country. 

The American Public Power Association, Anterix, Edison International, Electric Power Research Institute, Guidehouse, and PPL Corporation have sponsored this book enabling Public Utilities Fortnightly to distribute it digitally throughout the industry at no charge or obligation.

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