At MISO, Diversity and Inclusion is key to addressing the challenges facing both the company and the industry. MISO values the unique perspective that each employee brings to the table. By recognizing our similarities and embracing our differences we create a culture that thrives. The three main focuses of the Diversity and Inclusion plan are workforce, workplace and community. The three of these initiatives together build a strong foundation for our culture and are essential to the attraction and retention of talent, while creating a destination company - a place people choose to come and choose to stay.
As noted below, MISO employees and its Board of Directors are more diverse than the energy industry as a whole. This is not because there are quotas to be met or an elaborate algorithm, but because the opportunities provided appeal to and attracts a more diverse talent pool.
Every day MISO's employees provide their talents and expertise so that affordable and reliable power is delivered to over 50 million people in the MISO footprint. Yet, there is another part of the MISO story that remains less visible: the power of our people. MISO has been working hard over the last few years to invest even more in our people and in the communities we serve resulting in more diversity, more development and more community service opportunities. The MISO Community Impact Report spotlights successes that can't be achieved by technology and process alone. It requires our most important asset: the people of MISO.
MISO has five employee led and organized resource groups. Our resource groups are helping us move the needle by improving understanding of our similarities and differences.
Develop MISO's next generation of employees by connecting, growing and embracing modern professionals
To bring MISO employees together to serve the communities where we work through leadership and participation by volunteering.
Create a more culturally aware organization by providing insight, advice and recommendations on African-American workplace, workforce and community subjects
Enable a sustainable talent infrastructure and to ensure professional development of women through mentoring, growing and retaining women at MISO and to address issues of concern to women at MISO by sharing ideas and experiences.
GROW: Expand our knowledge, skills, and abilities, sponsor professional development speakers and events and share professional and personal growth resources
CONNECT: Build trusted relationships, work with other resource groups to build shared experiences and sponsor internal and external networking opportunities
Build a collaborative community of present and future SMEs across MISO. Grow capabilities and skills to tackle the ever-growing difficulty of process improvement at MISO. Develop the competency of turning information into meaning. Encourage responsible innovation. Solve problems efficiently, make our lives easier!