Duke Energy’s communities, customers and workforce are more diverse today than ever. Diverse employees and leadership are critical assets as the company transforms to better serve customers and communities.
Duke Energy believes that a commitment to diversity and inclusion helps foster innovation and enables us to attract and retain world-class talent.
With that in mind, the company elevated diversity and inclusion to the C-suite and named Joni Davis as chief diversity and inclusion officer. In that role, Davis is focused on building a diverse and inclusive organization that delivers the right products and services to its customers, grows the business and enables people to reach their full potential.
One of the many ways the company aims to diversify its talent pipeline is through deepening relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In 2018, Duke Energy became the first energy company to sign up for the HBCU Partnership Challenge created by the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.
Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (D-NC) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), co-chairs of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, launched the HBCU Partnership Challenge to promote greater engagement and support from private companies with HBCUs.
Duke Energy’s wide-ranging support of HBCUs underscores the company’s commitment to attract and retain the diverse talent the business needs to successfully serve its customers. For example: