APPA, Other Groups Release Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roadmap

The American Public Power Association (APPA) and other industry partners recently released a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Roadmap for Industry Change through the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD).

The roadmap is part of a multi-year initiative to support the energy industry’s efforts to ensure a diverse workforce and a sector recognized for its commitment to equity and inclusion practices. It is intended to offer a look at why a commitment to DE&I is essential in the energy sector and what actions should be explored by companies, union partners, and the industry as a unified force.

The roadmap will be followed by years of support in delivering the how, which will come through educational offerings, toolkits, best practice sharing, partnership development, data and metric insights, and more.

Washington, D.C.-based CEWD is a non-profit consortium of more than 120 energy companies, associations, unions, educational institutions, and government entities working in partnership to ensure a skilled, diverse workforce pipeline for the energy industry.

Recommendations from public power utilities to support future considerations or action by the industry in this area can be shared with Ursula Schryver, Vice President, Strategic Member Engagement & Education at APPA, at: [email protected] or CEWD at: [email protected].

Click here to download the report.

APPA members have access to a wide range of workforce-related resources as a result of APPA’s membership in CEWD.

Missy Henriksen, CEWD Executive Director, discussed the organization’s work in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the primary issues that will drive CEWD’s 2022 workplan in an episode of APPA’s Public Power Now podcast earlier this year.

Joy Ditto, President and CEO of APPA, earlier this year joined the Board of Directors for the CEWD.