ONEOK’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy involves all employees—from individual contributors through senior management. A Diversity and Inclusion Council, chaired by the president and CEO, and vice chaired by another senior executive, serves in an advisory capacity to guide ONEOK’s diversity and inclusion efforts. The council’s members come from all levels of the company, including people from different backgrounds and work locations.
As part of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, ONEOK continues to support employee-driven business resource groups, which are intended to promote the development of traditionally underrepresented segments of our workforce. In 2018, three groups—Black/African American, Veterans and Women’s—worked to expand opportunities for employees to come together to exchange ideas, build relationships and provide professional development opportunities. In 2019, we welcomed two more groups—Latinx/Hispanic American and Indigenous/Native American.