Building Companies
Reflective of Society

The energy industry recognizes the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. While we have made significant progress in many DE&I initiatives, we know that to make our companies and industry stronger, there is more work to be done. Forward-leaning companies continue to explore workplace culture, recruiting practices, outreach, and engagement opportunities to determine how best to enrich their teams with the inclusion of those who have historically been under-represented. Strategic business leaders are committed to ensuring their companies better represent the communities and customers they serve.


The future of ingenuity in the energy industry is reliant on a diverse workforce – a workforce that welcomes and values different life experiences, backgrounds, beliefs, and ideas – working together to power and fuel American life. Diversity broadens our problem solving, creative thinking, and innovative capabilities, all of which help families, companies, and society prosper.


Our industry is committed to fostering equitable workplace cultures that provide access, opportunity, and outcomes for all people, where everyone is valued and respected. We see pervasive examples of this throughout the industry in leadership development programs, career advancement opportunities, wage equity, skill-based hiring, and employee empowerment.


We recognize that the diversity of our workforce contributes to the success of our industry. As a result, we understand the importance of being inclusive of underrepresented groups and reflecting the communities we serve through development of programs such as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), wellness programs, and educational partnerships that help each employee bring their whole self to work.

The Energy Industry is Stronger with Diversity
of Thought, Leadership, and Action.

Here are some examples of the industry’s leadership and commitment to DE&I


Omaha Public Power District, like many other industry companies, sponsors Employee Resource Groups to create communities for employees based on gender, race and ethnic identification, etc. These groups play many important roles, including helping to recruit, mentor and foster diversity and inclusion with new and tenured employees.


Duke Energy

Duke Energy was named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” list with a perfect score of 100 percent in its Corporate Equality Index.

Lincoln Electric Systems

Lincoln Electric Systems offers free Spanish and sign language classes for employees to help them better engage with their colleagues and community.


PSEG is one of several industry companies that has developed a Diversity and Inclusion Council to bring greater awareness of their diversity and inclusion commitment to employees and champion diverse perspectives and inclusive behaviors within their own work environment, and throughout the company at large.

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, a nationwide pledge that declares a commitment to improve diversity and inclusion within their company.


AVANGRID has made demonstration of behaviors that embrace diversity & inclusion a measurable part of talent, leadership development, and performance management activities.


Evergy is one of our industry leaders that is committed to supplier diversity as they recognize that increasing opportunity for diverse suppliers can enhance the economic value for customers, shareholders and communities.

Tucson Electric Power

Tucson Electric Power is one of many energy companies that working to attract talent from the neuro-diverse community. This move comes in an effort to attract the best and brightest employees to propel business forward, welcoming the opportunity to make necessary accommodations.

Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy recognizes, as a major employer in their region, they have the resources to positively impact inclusive attitudes, behaviors and outcomes in the communities they serve – a responsibility they take seriously. They are a cofounder of Inclusive ICR, a coalition of local employers and organizations that works to advance diversity and inclusion in the region and they sponsor events with a wide array of organizations including Centro Hispano of Dane County, Corridor Women Connect, Gay Straight Alliance, One Iowa, OutReach, Urban League of Greater Madison, and Women Lead Change.