Duke Energy Named to Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Women

Aug 30, 2019 2:10 PM ET

Duke Energy is proud to be named by Forbes’ as one of America’s Best Employers for Women. We serve increasingly diverse communities in an increasingly complex world. That is why diversity and inclusion are central to both our work today and our vision for the future.

It is our mission to build and enable a diverse workforce ready to deliver for our customers and our business. We are guided by our vision of an inclusive environment where all people are valued, respected and encouraged to reach their full potential. And we pursue a strategy that integrates diversity and inclusion into everything we do.

The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers with whom we partner to serve our customers. Among the programs that Duke Energy offers to advance diversity and inclusion are:

  • A 20-year-old network of Employee Resource Groups representing women, African Americans, Hispanics, people with disabilities, new employees, veterans and the LGBT community that work to address the needs of employees, communities and customers.
  • Duke Energy offers mothers and fathers fully paid parental leave – totaling six weeks – to allow for bonding, bolster work-family balance and help attract and retain highly skilled workers. Duke Energy’s other family-focused employee benefits include a $5,000 reimbursement for costs associated with adopting a child, generous vacation time, paid sick leave, and paid time off to care for a sick or injured child, parent or other family member.
  • Diversity Councils that sponsor local D&I education and awareness activities, and support our diverse customers through volunteerism and community outreach.
  • ​More than $30 million annually in charitable contributions to support diversity within our communities, focusing on education, workforce development and environmental programs.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to create the ranking of America’s best employers for women. The list was compiled by surveying 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

Visit our website to learn more about Duke Energy’s commitment to diversity inclusion.