We Energies: Female employees share inspirational messages on International Women’s Day

Milwaukee – It’s impossible to put into words the positive impact women have on our company and communities each day. From designing, engineering and repairing complicated energy systems to leading thousands of dedicated workers — female employees at We Energies are truly making a difference. 

Each of these female leaders are an inspiration — but who inspires them?

In honor of International Women’s Day, we asked some of our female employees to share how women throughout history motivate them.
In a video posted on We Energies’ YouTube page, a diverse group of women throughout WEC Energy Group, the parent company of We Energies, reflect on powerful words spoken by trailblazers such as Maya Angelou, Serena Williams and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

More than a dozen women, from young professionals to senior company leaders, are featured, each highlighting the many roles the company depends on each day to provide customers with safe and reliable energy.

“Every decision, every change, big or small, has an impact on the people around me,” said Elizabeth Jost, director — gas operations for We Energies. “And I want that impact to be a positive one.”

WEC Energy Group is dedicated to ensuring a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. Nearly 2,000 women work throughout the company, many in leadership positions. The company actively supports diversity and inclusion in part by promoting its eight business resource groups, including its Women’s Development Network, to all employees.

WEC Energy Group and its subsidiaries have received local and national awards for their commitment to a diverse workforce. We Energies was recently named as a Diversity in Business Award recipient by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Nationally, WEC Energy Group was recognized in 2019 as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity, and as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies for 2021.