Championing a Diverse Culture

We invest in our future by creating a culture that values diversity and inclusion to make us a stronger and more resourceful organization.

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A Stronger Organization
We enable growth and innovation by advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Living our Values and Beliefs
At OG&E, we live our core belief of valuing diversity and inclusion by embracing the uniqueness of all individuals.
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Leveraging Our Diversity
Strengthening Networks
Our Member Resource Groups (MRG) provide volunteer, community outreach, and leadership development opportunities for our employees, whom we call members. MRGs are employee-led, and today OG&E has groups supporting African Americans, Asian & Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Public Service, Veterans, and Women.
Partnering with Diverse Suppliers
We're spending nearly $155 million with diverse vendors in 2021, a five-fold increase since 2017.
Establishing a Diverse Industry
As sponsors of Urban League’s Urban Reentry Jobs Program, we’re helping to increase diversity in the energy industry.
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Building a Diverse Workforce

We understand that diverse perspectives are far more likely to lead to creativity and innovation in the workplace; therefore, we are committed to strengthening talent pipelines for the energy industry. To accomplish this, we continue to build our community partnerships, invest in energy industry training programs, and promote job opportunities through many channels to diversify our talent pools.

Developing Women Leaders
Women leaders comprise 20 percent of the OGE Energy Corp. board. Judy McReynolds serves as our lead independent director; she previously served in a as chair of the Compensation Committee. Sheila Talton, another female member, who is also African-American, joined the board in 2013 and currently serves on both the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Our company has long valued the diversity of women directors on the board, having had its first female member, Martha Griffin, serve from 1987-2005.
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Strengthening Supplier Diversity

Our commitment to working with suppliers from a variety of backgrounds means we’re focused on building relationships with businesses owned by minorities, women, and veterans.

OG&E and our contractor, Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc., were each recognized by the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City with Jay Galt Corporate Partner Awards for their support of the Urban Young Adults Reentry Jobs Program
Urban League: OG&E and Maxwell Recognized
OG&E and our contractor, Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc., were each recognized by the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City with Jay Galt Corporate Partner Awards for their support of the Urban Young Adults Reentry Jobs Program*. Participants receive the education and workforce assistance needed to enter the energy industry while developing job readiness skills such as financial literacy, cultural and societal awareness, and professional development. Nicole Rhodes, Director T&D Construction Operations, and Sean Trauschke, President & CEO, received the award on behalf of the company. *Through this partnership with the Urban League, we have the opportunity to build a diverse talent pipeline through our transmission and distribution contractor workforce.
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Diversity and Inclusion Statement
We value a supportive and respectful work environment and embrace the uniqueness of each individual. By living our values and beliefs, we collectively create accountability, become a stronger, more respectful organization, and demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive work environment. Each employee, regardless of background and viewpoint, has the opportunity to contribute to the success of OGE Energy Corp. while serving and supporting the diverse communities where we live and work.