COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has been named one of America's Best Employers for Women by Forbes and Statista. The company is one of 300 organizations identified as being well-liked by female employees.
The list is based on an independent survey from a sample of 75,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Forbes and Statista also considered the diversity of executive leadership roles within candidate companies.
"Building an inclusive workforce is a key part of AEP's mission and culture," said Nicholas K. Akins, AEP chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We're proud to be recognized for creating a positive work environment for women, and we'll continue our efforts to attract diverse talent who can bring new ideas and perspectives to better serve our customers and communities."
AEP also was included for the second consecutive year in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for its commitment to gender reporting and advancing women's equality. AEP is a member of Paradigm for Parity®, a coalition of employers committed to promoting gender parity, and a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge.
Learn more about AEP's efforts to create a more diverse, inclusive workforce.
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP's approximately 17,400 employees operate and maintain the nation's largest electricity transmission system and more than 221,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation's largest electricity producers with approximately 30,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 5,200 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP's family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners, and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.