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2016 Beverly Winkler Company Name: PSEG Program Name: GROW Program Director: Beverly Winkler   Address: 80 Park Plaza, Newark, NJ Call: 9734308922 Email: Beverly.winkler@pseg.com Website: pseg.com Video Leadership Excellence Rank Best Mentoring Program 2 GROWing PSEG Women Leaders Our editorial team interviewed Beverly Winkler from PSEG at the Leadership Excellence Awards this past February. Here are some excerpts from the exclusive interview. What is the overall objective of your program? In 2013, PSEG launched the Growing and Reaching for Opportunities for PSEG Women (GROW) program designed to accelerate the leadership development and expand business and operational knowledge for women while increasing PSEG’s bench strength of talented women. This program also supports PSEG’s strategic goal to attract, develop, retain and reward PSEG employees. Additionally, PSEG’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion was a driving force behind the creation of this program to help create more roles for women in a utility. Who do you impact with your program? GROW is a nine month program focused on engaging and developing the participants through an increased sense of self-awareness utilizing targeted assessments, leadership development programs, expansion of business knowledge and tours throughout the various business facilities and functions, and team mentoring.  This program was developed with a success measurement of 40 percent internal movement within 18-24 months of program completion.  Movement at PSEG is defined as moving to another assignment that is meaningful for both the organization and the employee. Moves include rotational assignments, promotions, expanded lateral moves, or transfer of departments. Women participants are nominated by their business leader leveraging the following criteria: • High Potential/emerging female talent at the manager level • Strong demonstrated leadership ability either of people and or function • Recognized ability to move to a higher and/or expanded role in two years • Sustained performance and role model of PSEG’s values • Executive endorsement What are the lessons you’ve learned this year from facilitating your program? A critical part of the GROW program is the role of a mentor to help develop the participant talent and to expand leadership capabilities and cross-functional business and operational knowledge. Mentors for the GROW program are selected based upon similar criteria with the exception that they are a higher level in the organization:  directors or recently promoted vice presidents that demonstrate strong coaching skills and are interested in ‘paying it forward’ as a development leader in the business. #AWorldInspired LEAD2016 19


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