Workforce diversity remains a priority within Noble Energy.
We held our second cultural diversity “lunch and learn” event. Presentations focused on reinforcing an environment where diversity of experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, thoughts and ideas is embraced and celebrated. Showcasing Noble Energy’s diversity, an employee who is a native of the Falkland Islands gave a presentation on this unique group of islands where we have operations.
In the Marcellus business unit, we hosted a women’s leadership brown bag luncheon attended by approximately 50 women from Noble Energy and other energy companies in the region. Guest speaker Leanne Meyer, Program Director of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women, spoke about research on challenges women face as they navigate their leadership path. Meyer presented tips to overcome these hurdles and advice on how to develop leadership skills in both career and personal lives.
Women’s Leadership Lunch
Noble Energy was a major sponsor of the fourth annual Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, which brought together several hundred woman- and minority-owned businesses and small businesses. This is Noble Energy’s second year to sponsor and participate in the event, which has helped the Marcellus business unit increase vendor diversity.
More than 60 Houston employees, friends and family participated in the Pride Houston festival and parade, in collaboration with our strategic non-profit partner Legacy Community Health Services, to celebrate equality. This was Noble Energy’s first year to participate in the event, which organizers estimate was attended by more than 700,000 people.
In Denver, we celebrated diversity through our sponsorship of and participation in four community events:
- The Denver Black Arts Festival, which strives to develop, promote and celebrate African arts and culture. The 2015 event focused on the African diaspora and included a parade, live music and dancing, a children’s art and learning pavilion and more.
- The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, which attracted more than 125,000 visitors. The festival’s mission is to build bridges of awareness, knowledge and understanding between Asian Pacific American communities and the general public.
- Denver PrideFest, which attracted more than 250,000 participants from Colorado and surrounding states. Noble Energy sponsored and walked in the parade along with our partner One Colorado, a leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for Coloradans and their families.
- Senior Day at the Weld County Fair, where more than 200 seniors from the community enjoyed a barbecue lunch, energy industry bingo and live music.