In 2014, DTE Energy appointed Sandy Ennis as its first vice president of Diversity & Inclusion. In the past three years, Ennis has worked to ensure diverse representation among DTE’s workforce by attracting and retaining a diverse talent pool, creating opportunities for employee inclusiveness and development, and offering D&I learning opportunities.
Ennis recently joined Vanessa Denha on WJR 760 AM to talk about how DTE is raising the bar in this space. Tune into the full conversation below to hear about:
- A new program that provides internships to high school students or recent graduates who come from challenging backgrounds in Detroit
- Unconscious bias training to help employees and leaders recognize and minimize blind spots
- Eight employee-led ‘Energy Groups,’ which provide environments, platforms, and forums for underrepresented groups within the company
- DTE Chairman and CEO Gerry Anderson’s recent commitment to a nationwide pledge advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Ennis’ biggest piece of advice to other employers and leaders? “Listen to your employees.”