At PJM, diversity is a crucial factor in driving innovation and creativity. When a team is diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and other characteristics, it brings a wide range of perspectives and experiences to the table, leading to more effective problem-solving and decision-making. Companies can tap into a valuable pool of talent and ideas that may have been overlooked by including female professionals.
We strongly believe that supporting female professionals can also help to promote gender equality in the workforce. While the energy field has traditionally been male-dominated, there is a growing recognition that women have valuable skills and perspectives to offer. PJM hopes to break down barriers and create a more equitable and diverse workplace by valuing and supporting female engineers and STEM-related disciplines.
PJM Interconnection manages the high-voltage electric system that provides power to 65 million people in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia. It's the largest power grid in North America.
As a neutral, independent party, PJM administers a competitive wholesale electricity market. PJM’s long-term regional planning process provides a broad, interstate perspective that identifies the most effective and cost-efficient improvements to the grid to ensure reliability and economic benefits.
PJM serves all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
An independent board oversees PJM’s activities. Effective governance and a collaborative stakeholder process help PJM achieve its vision: “To be the electric industry leader – today and tomorrow – in reliable operations and efficient wholesale markets.”
PJM believes that the diversity of the 65 million people we serve is a strength, and that the collective sum of our individual differences will lead to our best and most innovative outcomes – whether those differences are based upon how we look, where we come from, whom we love, our abilities or disabilities or what we’ve experienced, etc.
PJM is committed to doing even more to foster a more diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We seek to continue to foster a workforce that includes a general reflection of the different communities we serve and to create a workplace that embraces and nurtures these differences. By doing this, we honor the diversity of our footprint, and we progress toward the best possible and strongest version of PJM.