Utilities Workforce and Spend
Crystal Ross-Smith is Director, Diversity and Inclusion, at Ameren.
PUF spoke with leaders from AABE, Ameren, Evergy, Exelon, Southern Company, and Burns & McDonnell about diversity spend and diversity in the workplace, what they are doing to promote inclusion, and why it is crucial to the success of their companies. Read on to learn more about these fascinating issues, the challenges, and where they see their initiatives going in the future.
PUF's Joseph Paparello: You're the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Ameren. Talk about your daily role.
Crystal Ross-Smith: My day to day role is working with my team to create strategy to make sure that everyone in Ameren, our contractors, and people in our community that we impact, get the message about diversity and inclusion.
We focus on what it means, what we're doing to make sure that we have an inclusive workforce, and anyone doing business with us or anyone interacting with us also has that understanding and same mission.
PUF: What is Ameren doing surrounding diversity and inclusion? What are some initiatives?