Partnerships for Success
Our diversity efforts are fueled by a number of internal and external initiatives, programs and partnerships. Whether through educational institutions, professional associations, community organizations, employee resource groups (ERGs) or leadership development forums, we are focused on building and fostering partnerships that give us greater access to diverse talent.
We are proud to support and participate in Paradigm for Parity®, the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge and the Columbus Commitment: Achieving Pay Equity. We also have relationships with many other diverse organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, to assist us with our diversity efforts. These partnerships not only expose AEP to more diverse talent but also help us become a recognized partner and leader among potential employees.
We have alliances with several colleges and universities that broaden our access to diverse candidates. Through our 2025 Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap, we will implement a companywide targeted college recruiting initiative that focuses on partnerships with schools representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and women’s colleges and universities, as well as working with offices of diversity and inclusion at other colleges and universities. We set a 2025 goal that at least 10 percent of new hires into full-time, entry-level jobs will come from targeted high school development programs, technical colleges and/or universities (based on available opportunities).