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Recognizing diversity and inclusion in the energy industry!

Energetic Women is proud to induct NiSource as the 1st Excellence in Women's Development Award Winner.

Energetic Women wishes to give special recognition to a company for their leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the utility industry. The company recognized by this award valiantly champions diversity and inclusion efforts and meets the following criteria:

  • Member of Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) for 3 years or greater (non-consecutive)
  • Representation via attendance to the Energetic Women Conference for 3 years or greater (non-consecutive)
  • Provides resources and tools tailored to assist women in excelling in non-traditional roles that includes engineering and operations
  • Active talent management and development organization(s) that facilitates initiatives that encourages and supports women to pursue non-traditional roles that includes engineering and operations
  • Achieves their internal diversity and inclusion goals targeted to increase the selection and retention of diverse candidates at the levels of middle management and above
  • Supports Employee Resource Groups within their company to assist with diversity and inclusion goals


The Excellence in Women’s Development Award winner is chosen by the Energetic Women Leadership Team based on the information provided on this form. For consideration, the nominated company must be in the energy industry and their efforts must benefit women in energy operations and engineering. Nominators are encouraged to submit up to two supporting materials on behalf of the nominee company as appropriate, including press clippings and/or testimonials.


Nominate your company (Deadline: January 30, 2018)

Candidate Organization:

Nomination Submitted By:

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Please describe their strategic direction: (500 words maximum)
A leading company establishes strategic direction with goals and initiatives to support diversity and inclusion. What has the nominee done to stand out to prepare women within the energy industry for leadership roles in operations and engineering? Describe the nominated company’s vision and mission for diversity and inclusion for their company. What are the efforts taken to achieve the vision and mission of diversity and inclusion? What strategy has the nominee established and implemented to broaden the leadership diversity within the organization?


Please describe their development opportunities: (500 words maximum)
Leading diversity and inclusion companies provide resources and tools tailored to assist women in excelling in non-traditional roles (including engineering and operations). Name the effort(s) taken by the nominated company to develop diverse candidates for professional and leadership development, highlight any efforts that are specific to women in operations and engineering. Explain any activities or efforts used to promote and retain women in perational, engineering or non-traditional roles.


Please submit the Company profile statistics for the following:
Groups excluded are IT-Support, Purchasing – support, HR – support and Environmental, Health and Safety – support.

Please also include any past recognition the Company has received for their achievements in these areas. Feel free to respond on a separate sheet if more space is required. Email supporting material, press clippings, and additional information to staceyb@midwestenergy.org.

Questions? Email staceyb@midwestenergy.org or call (651) 289-9600 x114.