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While the energy industry has made progress toward diversification, more work is needed.
According to the 2021 Diversity in the U.S. Energy Workforce Report from the National Association of State Energy Officials, the energy sector has a below-average proportion of women in the workforce. Only 25 percent of energy workers are female, compared to an overall average of 47 percent across the nation. The energy sector has below-average representation of Hispanic and African American workers. Only eight percent of energy workers are Black, and Hispanic individuals comprise 16 percent of energy workers. In a new survey conducted by Pride in Energy, findings show that almost 35% of workers in the energy industry have witnessed or experienced discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in the last five years. Fewer than half of surveyed energy workers across race and ethnicity were optimistic about their company’s diversity and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, promotion, and leadership roles.
Three members from Edison Energy’s DEI Taskforce, Grace Junge, Diana Winters, and Grace Morrissey, will be attending this online event, focusing on diversification in the energy industry.
- Date: October 20-21, 2021
- Time: 1:00PM–5:00PM CT
Session Description: EUCI’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Energy Industry conference will bring together a curated cross-section of energy leaders and experts to explore diversity and inclusion solutions. Topics addressed include: Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Company Culture, Essential Elements for Building Impactful DEI Strategies, Age Diversity, and Creating the Workforce of the Future.