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CenterPoint Energy Receives the Energetic Women Excellence in Women's Development Award


MEA and Energetic Women are proud to recognize CenterPoint Energy with the 2018 Excellence in Women's Development Award for their active efforts in achieving diversity and inclusion success.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (PRWEB) August 07, 2018

MEA and Energetic Women are proud to recognize CenterPoint Energy with the Excellence in Women's Development Award for their active efforts in achieving diversity and inclusion success. The Excellence in Women's Development Award recognizes a company in the energy delivery industry that valiantly champions diversity and inclusion efforts via resources and active talent management that supports women in non-traditional roles, including engineering and operations.

CenterPoint Energy's focus on workforce diversity and respect is reflected in their Women in Leadership (WIL) Advisory Council. The Council was established in 2011 to increase female leadership development within all organizational areas of CenterPoint Energy, including operations and engineering. Recently, the WIL Advisory Council started a 'Pipeline to Purposeful Leadership' that provides opportunities to educate women on feeling confident in their pursuit of leadership and management positions.

"The WIL Council has created a safe space for diversity conversations," says Beverley Melchisedech, VP of Operations Support at CenterPoint Energy and member of the Council. "What started as a Council for directors and above has evolved to include managers, with the next phase planned to include supervisors. Our goal is to share as much information as we can to support our future leaders."

CenterPoint President and CEO, Scott Prochazka, was shown, in a pre-recorded video, at the recent Energetic Women Conference congratulating CenterPoint Energy's Women in Leadership (WIL) Advisory Council on their continued efforts to foster a culture of respect and diversity within their company and industry. Beverley Melchisedech and Shachella James accepted the award on behalf of CenterPoint Energy.

CenterPoint Energy offers a variety of internal professional growth programs and opportunities to bring female leaders and employees together to foster discussion, networking and relationship building. Support and funding, at the corporate level, of these highly attended programs is a testament to the company's commitment to diversity. The result is a significant increase in female leaders, specifically in engineering and operations.

For more information about the Excellence in Women's Development Award or Energetic Women, contact Stacey Bonine, staceyb (at) MEAenergy (dot) org, or (651) 289-9600 x114 or visit

About Energetic Women:
Energetic Women, a program of MEA, is a national professional and leadership development resource within the natural gas and electric utility industry. Our mission is to prepare women within the energy industry for leadership roles in operations and engineering, which is where the greatest gap exists today. We promote, support, connect and recognize those who believe in developing high potential leaders to create a sustainable future and increase diversity at the top levels.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. We were founded as a trade association over 110 years ago by distribution utilities whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, we fulfill the same purpose through education, leadership development, and industry connections. Energy delivery companies, contractors, and suppliers around the country benefit from our 55 summits, roundtables, and webinars, 400+ online technical courses, safety assessments, evaluator training, operator qualification compliance tools, and leadership courses for field personnel.

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