Atmos Energy Celebrates International Women’s Day Recognizing Women in Energy | Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy Celebrates International Women’s Day Recognizing Women in Energy

Company
March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day is a global event celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Since 1911, women have come together each year to celebrate achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity, and fundraise for female-focused charities.  This year’s theme is Choose to Challenge,” promoting an inclusive world that celebrates women’s achievements.  

According to the International Energy Agency, women account for only 22 percent of the oil and gas sector labor force and 32 percent in renewablesdespite making up 48 percent of the global labor force.  In the United States, the National Science Foundation determined that women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce but only 28 percent of the science and engineering workforce.  Atmos Energy strives to increase diversity and partners with local colleges and universities to identify and recruit qualified applicants, targeting jobs fairs focused on women, minority, and veteran candidates. 

At Atmos Energy, female team members impact all areas of the company, bringing forth their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills, talents, backgrounds, and experiences to be the safest provider of natural gas services. Atmos Energy women are leaders, executives, engineers, service technicians, accountants, customer service agents, communicatorsmarketing associates, public affairs managers, human resources team members, instructional technology experts, workforce development creators, company culture facilitators, attorneysgovernmental affairs liaisons, energy assistance providers, and operational support team members. 

Over the past five years women and minorities have accounted for 56 percent of the officer appointments, including the promotion of two women to division president,” said Kelli Martin, Atmos Energy vice president of workforce development.  “Investing in our people has allowed us to expand our workforce and reflect the changing demographics of communities where we do business and where we live.” 

Atmos Energy has increased leadership diversity over the last five years, including a 10 percent increase for women and an overall 34 percent increase for minorities.  In 2019, 64 percent of the participants in five of the developing leaders learning tracks were minorities/women. Currently, 25 percent of women are leaders, and more than 20 percent are minorities. 

I am honored to serve alongside our employees who strive for excellence in their roles,” said Matt Robbins, Atmos Energy senior vice president of human resources. “We want our workforce to be a reflection of the communities we serve and have a culture which is grounded in respect, inclusion, and diversity.”  

To learn more and join Atmos Energy in celebrating women’s achievements, please visit, https://www.internationalwomensday.com/