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Female electricians' networking portal announced

03 August 2018

A joint initiative, led by the Women on the Tools charity, has resulted in the launch of the Open Circuit forum for female electricians.

It is designed to allow women working in this area to connect, share views and advice, the charity said.

Launched in partnership with the Joint Industry Board (JIB), Certsure and the ECA, it is open to any working or training female electrician.

Inspiration for the forum came from the Amber Light Society, a group of female electricians in New York, created to provide support for for members and the industry.

Partners in the UK initiative are now encouraging female electricians to join and are also asking electrical contractors to promote it to their female employees.

Women on the Tools business development manager Andrea Kelmanson said the Open Circuit network would help to "reduce the isolation experienced by many individual tradeswomen".

This will be achieved by the forum becoming a portal "for sharing information and ideas, to be a place for making and developing work contacts, as well as becoming a way of enabling the experience of women electricians to be accessed and heard", said Ms Kelmanson.

Those wishing to join the Open Circuit network can do so here.

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