The Power of Our People: Women’s Leadership Council Podcast
The global pandemic and racial and social unrest brought to light important issues such as employee safety and health; diversity, equity and inclusion; the value of technology; and the desire for personal and professional engagement. Adjusting to the new norm required us to be agile, innovative and empathetic to the needs of our employees.
In 2020, the AEP Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) kept these objectives in mind when they created a podcast and blog series to engage women and men across the organization on important issues, including racism, the benefits and challenges of working from home, and ways to identify development opportunities in a distributed work environment.
The Women’s Leadership Blog is a platform for employees to share powerful content on careers, culture, and connection. Podcasts provide an environment for our employees to have safe and candid conversations. The honest and relatable stories also help our employees recognize that everyone’s journey, awareness and experience is different, setting the stage for empathy, understanding and friendship. The work of the Women’s Leadership Council serves as an accelerator for progress toward a more diverse and equal future.