July 2, 2020

Energy’s Collective “Aha” Moment

Tisha Schuller sits down with Paula Glover, CEO of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), to discuss how our current racial equity and justice reckoning can be a transformative moment in the energy industry — as long as we take meaningful steps today.

In today’s episode, we explore answers to the questions:

  • What makes this moment different from past reckonings of racial equity and justice?
  • What sort of focused efforts should energy companies adopt for diversity and inclusion?
  • How do you make sure your company values are translated into organizational action?
  • What must be done to create a company culture that is truly inclusive?

Paula is the President and CEO of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), a collection of over 2,000 energy leaders across 40 nationwide chapters, and has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Paula leads the Association’s efforts to voice the concerns of African Americans and other minorities in matters of energy policy, regulations, and environmental issues. Paula is a thought leader around diversity and inclusion issues and has testified before Congress on the impact of policies on underserved communities. In 2014, Paula was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics.

Episode Resources

We invite you to consider joining the American Association on Blacks in Energy.  You can reach out to Paula through email at pglover@aabe.org.

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[Interview recorded on June 25, 2020]

 

Running time: 51 min

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