CEWD Board of Directors Issues Statement Against Racism

Organization Will Host Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forums to Create Road Map for Transformation

CEWD’s Board of Directors issued the following statement on June 11th, 2020.

The Center for Energy Workforce Development stands with energy sector businesses against injustice, racism, and discrimination. We recognize the need to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace to ensure our companies better represent the communities and customers we serve.

Racism is systemic. It has caused significant pain and barriers for Black Americans. We must address these truths to eliminate bigotry and support our fellow Americans who deserve respect, equity, and access to opportunity.

We will foster deeper dialogues and diligently drive action to address underlying issues that perpetuate discrimination. This process will begin with a series of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Forums to allow industry stakeholders to create a road map for transformation. We recognize that businesses, communities, and society are strengthened by equity and inclusion and we must be leaders for change. That change begins with us.