The Energy Inclusion Conference Announces the Top DEI Champion Awardees

Mar 4, 2021 8:25 AM ET

United States, March 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Energy Diversity & Inclusion Council kicks off The Energy Inclusion Conference announcing the Top DEI Champions in Energy on February 23 - 25, 2021. This year’s conference theme is “Inclusion Leads to Innovation”. This virtual conference will feature keynote speakers such as Pedro Pizarro, Paula Gold Williams, Girish Saligram and more. During the conference, professionals will gain access to learning sessions held by industry experts, organizational tracks, and endless inspiration that highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in the energy arena. The Top DEI Champions award features the highest caliber of executive leadership within this industry.

Selection to the list was based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated dedication and continuing commitment to advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in their workplace.

  • Fostered positive communication and actively promoted inter-group relations among persons of different races, ages, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious backgrounds, or physical and mental abilities.

  • Participates in a variety of corporate and community events that promotes mutual respect, acceptance, cooperation or tolerance: any level of involvement in community events, projects, efforts or organizations that promote or celebrate tolerance and contribute to diversity awareness in the community and workplace.

  • The ability to value and respect diverse points of view and varied ways to approach issues and topics.

  • Leads others by his/her actions while advocating for change

“The 2021 Top DEI Champion award is a true testament to the abilities of leaders in the workplace,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the Energy Diversity & Inclusion Council. “Each year, we are amazed and inspired at the achievements of each awardee. The 2021 class is truly a powerful force.”

Top DEI Champions Awardees: 

Angela Johnson
Human Resources Director
Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Kimberly Blasingame
Director, Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion
CenterPoint Energy

Pranika Uppal Sinha
Senior Manager, Talent Development & Inclusion

Shanta Eaden
Director – PMO

To learn more about the 2021 Energy Inclusion Conference and all of the presented awards, visit  For 2022 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dennis Kennedy at

About The Energy Diversity & Inclusion Council 
A non-profit organization committed to fostering an inclusive culture within the energy industry that leverages and advocates for DEI principles to ensure an equitable workplace. The council provides opportunities for energy organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion. More information about the Energy Diversity & Inclusion Council is available at

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National Diversity Council