"Diversity and inclusion, to me, mean unqualified respect for every individual. They mean that we see potential business value in every person's contributions; whether inside the company, or outside. They mean that every individual sees an opportunity to reach their goals within Duke Energy with their energy met by room to grow. And, finally, they mean that as we live these values, our company begins to reflect the communities we serve at every level in our organization; from new employees all the way to our board of directors."
Senior Vice President, Carolinas Delivery Operations
"Embracing diversity and inclusion is not an “initiative” in my mind, but a natural part of who we are as a company. We serve a diverse population of customers, and having a diverse workforce allows us to better understand the marketplace. I also believe that drawing on the qualities and experiences of employees of different genders, ethnicities, languages, education and cultural backgrounds makes us more creative, better problem solvers, and better communicators."
Vice President, Large Business Customers