“About 70% of the workforce is set to retire in the coming years. Utilities are scrambling to recruit a younger — and more diverse — workforce for an industry known for the opposite.
Women composed 22% of the utility workforce compared to 47% nationwide in other industries. This is all despite studies showing women benefit a company’s bottom line. For example, a 2015 report from a Boston-based trading platform, Quantopian, said women CEOs in Fortune 1,000 companies drive three times the returns of S&P; enterprises dominated by men.”
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