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6 Policies That Secretly Increase D&I for Companies

Increase D&I with Policies that Boost Employee Satisfaction When people talk about trying to increase D&I, they’re usually discussing diversity training and policies that impact how human resource departments function. Those are important features, but the reality is that diversity and inclusion is a...

How Diversity Fuels Innovation in the Energy Sector

Think of workplace diversity as a kaleidoscope “There is no such thing as a new idea,” Mark Twain is quoted as saying. “It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them...

How to Create Value with Company Culture

Company culture tends to be something that you feel long before you see it. Just like when we meet someone new and start to get a feel for their personality, we pick up on the nuances of an organization too. As employees, leaders, and customers, we engage...

Plan it around purpose: thoughts on women leading in energy and work

If your family is anything like mine, the holiday season is a non-stop rush from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. It’s great – but I try to make time to reflect, just the same. I have been at BP 35 years as what we call...

Why Sustainability is the Best Way to Give Thanks

Although traditions vary, many of us will be gathering with friends and family to give thanks in the coming weeks. If you’re like most people, family will be the first thing you express gratitude for. Things like career, money, spirituality, friends, health, and home round out the list of things people...

3 Simple Ways to Cultivate Optimism in Your Team

Companies that cultivate optimism come out on top in lots of ways. Research from Gallup shows optimistic people more engaged, successful, healthy, and happy that their pessimistic counterparts. Plus, it aids in creativity and perseverance and impacts morale. The trait isn’t necessarily ingrained in people either. Although most...

4 Simple Ways to Find a Mentor in the Energy Sector

Mentorship is impactful to the mentor and mentee. Regardless of accomplishments, everyone should find a mentor. Having the right person in your corner can give you new insights, expand your knowledge, and help you take career advancement steps that will get you where you want to...

3 reasons your energy company needs a returnship program

If your organization doesn’t have a returnship program, it’s missing out. While “returnship” is a trademarked term, and has been since 2008 when Goldman Sachs ran its inaugural ten-week program for people who wanted to return to full-time work, the methodology is everywhere now.

What “Returning to Work” Looks Like

Are you considering returning to work after a leave of absence or thinking about taking leave, but have worries about what you’ll return to, or if you’ll be able to return at all? These are valid concerns, particularly in the energy sector.

How to Have it All at Work with Less

A couple of weeks back, I talked about the secret to having it all; how we, as women, can have it all at work and in our personal lives. The response to this piece was overwhelming. People reached out to tell us about what having it all...