Diversity Conversation with Local Leaders

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:Photo of Monica Brooks, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion at PPL

  • 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

We believe in the power of diversity

We believe in the power of diversity

There’s strength in diversity. That’s why it’s important for us to build and sustain a diverse workforce. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s good business.

We also believe in promoting diversity outside of PPL. And we want to make sure the companies that supply us with products and services reflect our core value of diversity and inclusion.

We have a supplier diversity program to source and promote suppliers of all backgrounds, including businesses owned by women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

The program is making an impact. Since 2016, our spending with diverse businesses has nearly tripled!

And the future looks bright. We recently named a new leader of our supplier diversity initiatives, Sandy Schrauger, and we’re committed to increasing our reliance on diverse suppliers in the years to come.

Is yours a diverse-owned business? Are you interested in partnering with us? Learn more about our Supplier Diversity Program.