Consumers Energy Again Named One of America's Top Companies for Women
Forbes Magazine Ranks Energy Company No. 1 in Michigan, Best Among Nation's Utilities
JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is one of the top 20 best employers for women in the country and No. 1 in Michigan, according to a new ranking from Forbes Magazine. The national recognition reflects Consumers Energy's long-standing commitment and continued efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion, Cathy Hendrian, senior vice president of people and culture said.
"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."
Consumers Energy ranked No. 1 in the utility sector and was 19th overall in the annual Forbes ranking. The magazine collaborated with market research firm Statista, surveying 50,000 Americans, including 30,000 women, working for businesses that employ more than 1,000 workers. Representation at the executive and board levels were considered, as were initiatives to improve gender equity.
The Jackson-based energy company, which has served Michigan for nearly 135 years, has long supported and empowered the women in its workforce, which includes more than 8,500 full-time employees:
In April 2021, Forbes also named Consumers Energy one of America's Best Employers for Diversity. Despite the national recognition, Consumers Energy will continue to strive for improvement, Hendrian said.
"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.
Learn more about Consumers Energy's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at ConsumersEnergy.com/Diversity.
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.8 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
For more information about Consumers Energy, go to ConsumersEnergy.com.
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