At the recent Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Austin, Texas, on March 25-26, women in utility linework were showcased.

“While women still comprise a very small percentage of lineworkers, the women who have previously and currently do this frontline work have paved the way for many more to come,” according to Joy Ditto, American Public Power Association’s president and CEO.

“Identifying and developing the untapped potential of those in the workforce who have been historically underrepresented in public power — or restricted to specific roles based on race, gender, or ethnicity — makes tremendous practical sense. The workforce of tomorrow may be closer at hand and more accessible than we may have imagined,”

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