For REsurety to succeed in its mission to empower a clean energy-fueled future, we need an interdisciplinary team with different perspectives and backgrounds, where all team members are encouraged to contribute their voice. To support our commitment to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture both within our company and in the energy sector at large, REsurety launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Team in March of 2020. The DEI Team’s primary goals are 1) to provide forums for education and open discussion, and 2) to hire and enable a diverse team.
REsurety’s DEI Team organizes monthly meetings to discuss topics relevant to DEI generally and within the energy and climate industry specifically. The main purpose of these meetings is to provide a safe forum for team members to discuss, debate and explore topics proposed by the DEI steering committee because of their impact. To date, topics have included the role of the Black Lives Matter Movement in advancing social justice, leading inclusive meetings, mitigating gender bias in the workplace and understanding the equity impacts of the February 2021 winter storm in Texas.
The DEI Team also introduced a mentoring program that enables team members to accelerate their career development skills through long-term mentor relationships with more experienced colleagues. Mentees have used the mentoring program to work on their communication skills and to discuss paths to promotion within the company.
More recently, REsurety’s DEI Team has collaborated with our People Operations team to revise the company’s recruiting framework, with a focus on incorporating DEI principles into REsurety’s sourcing and hiring process. The revised framework provides guidelines and templates for interviewing committees to mitigate unconscious bias. It also includes a review of all new job descriptions prior to their being posted to ensure we maximize the diversity of candidates that will apply to the role.
We are a mission-driven organization with large ambitions. We can only deliver on our mission and our goals by attracting, retaining, and empowering a diverse and inclusive team – and one that feels both the opportunity and obligation to drive positive change in the world beyond our walls.
If you share our values and our ambitions, we hope to hear from you!