Employee Resource Groups
Employee resource groups (ERGs) give voice to the diversity of our workforce. They are an integral part of our culture and contribute to the success we are having with efforts of inclusion. These groups support AEP’s values and goals while contributing to the company’s diversity and inclusion objectives and business goals in several key areas, including recruitment, retention, professional development, customer education and community outreach. The groups provide a forum for exchanging new ideas and enhance the company’s desirability as a prospective employer. Currently, AEP has seven ERGs located at corporate headquarters and at other locations around the AEP system. We are seeking to expand these groups across AEP.
AEP’s Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups support AEP’s values and goals while contributing to the company’s diversity and inclusion objectives.
- Asian American Employee Partnership
- Hispanic Origin-Latin American (HOLA) Employee Resource Group
- African American Employee Resource Group
- Military Veterans Employee Resource Group
- AEP Pride Partnership [for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their allies]
- Abled and Disabled Allies Partnering Together (ADAPT)
- Native American Employee Resource Group (NAERG)
Open to all employees, the ERGs sponsor programs and events focused on culture, education and personal and professional development. They are active community volunteers supporting efforts such as Project Mentor and Make a Difference Day. ERGs also play an active role in AEP’s diversity and inclusion efforts, including recruitment.
One of the key factors that contribute to the success and growth of our ERGs is the support they receive from senior management. Each ERG has at least two senior leaders as executive sponsors who provide guidance and counsel to the group’s mission and goals. In addition, the executive sponsors ensure the group has visibility across the enterprise.