Consumers Energy Again Named One of America's Top Companies for Women
"We're embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into everything we do — for the betterment of our co-workers, customers and communities," Hendrian said. "We stand for an equitable, inclusive workplace that embraces the diverse makeup of the communities we serve and values the ideas and contributions of all. We will continue to be a driving force of change to create and foster an environment where everyone feels they belong."
- In 2020,
Consumers Energyannounced a change to its parental leave policy, allowing birthing mothers six months (24 weeks) paid leave, and a four month (16 weeks) paid leave to a non-birthing parent. The leave time can be used for adoption and foster care placements and be taken over a 12-month period.
- Between 2011 and 2020, female leaders at the company increased from 25% to 33%.
The Women's Advisory Panelwas founded in the 1980s as the company's first employee resource group, or ERG, to support the retention, development, and success of women.
- The Women's Engineering Network, also an ERG, connects and empowers women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
"Even with this success, we are still not satisfied. We will continue to advocate and do more to create equity and increase diversity in traditionally male-dominated fields," she said.
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