Women’s History Month
Lisa Grow is the CEO of IDACORP.
It's appropriate as PUF celebrates Women's History Month that PUF talked with a couple of women in power. In this issue, we are fortunate to spend time with the CEO of IDACORP, Lisa Grow, and the COO of American Electric Power, Lisa Barton.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: You're the CEO of IDACORP and Idaho Power. How do you perceive your job and responsibilities?
Lisa Grow: It's been an interesting transition. Coming into the role last June, in the middle of a pandemic, I remember thinking we didn't know how bad this was going to be. We didn't know if the economy was going to tank. We didn't know if people were going to die. There was so much that we didn't know.
I felt like my role was to keep the company healthy financially, keep the lights on, and take care of our employees. It became a job about taking care of humans. I do care about financial results like other CEOs, but I believe if you take care of the customers and employees, then owners do well also.
In a weird way, it's been exhilarating because we've been able to push the boundaries. We got a lot of input from our workforce, because we were doing things none of us have ever done. We've got half our workforce at home, another quarter in the office because they can't do their jobs at home, and all of our people in the field.