Diversity Conversation with Local Leaders
On February 2, Monica Brooks, our manager of diversity & inclusion, stole the show as a panelist at the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion event at a Local Leaders Summit. The virtual event was presented to Leadership Lycoming alumni and included conversations around building a powerful and dynamic culture. Leadership Lycoming offers professional development opportunities for aspiring leaders and community volunteers. Over 100 graduates of the program attended the event.
Monica, along with the other panelists, discussed several topics, including:
- Creating awareness of implicit bias
- Diversity in the workplace
- Benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Building authentic relationships and trust
Monica gave examples of our focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion by talking about PPL’s Business Resource Groups, company policies, standards of integrity, and hiring practices. She also shared examples of our leaders’ commitment and dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace.
“At PPL we create an environment where people feel heard,” said Monica. “Employees know they can show up and be their true selves without judgment.”
The audience enjoyed a personal story Monica shared about her eagerness to advocate for fellow students as early as elementary school. Everyone agreed she was destined for this role.
To learn more about PPL’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, visit pplweb.com