Leading With Inclusion
On October 19, 2022, Iapetus Holdings CEO and founder, Craig Taylor, joined Dennis Kennedy as a keynote at the Energy Inclusion Conference, where diverse leaders shared their insights about “Leading With Inclusion”.
“I believe what strengthens us as a company—and an economy—is our diversity of thought. The numbers and the data prove that having diverse viewpoints creates exponential gains in business.” Thanks to our diversity of thought, Iapetus Holdings has gained the number one veteran-owned business spot in Houston in revenues and number 44 overall among privately-owned companies in the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100.
Fellow leaders who joined Craig as keynote speakers included Eliecer Viamontes, President and CEO Entergy Texas, Inc. and Lloyd Yates, President and CEO of NiSource.
In January 2019, Ernst & Young performed a survey to highlight the need for Diversity in the Oil & Gas Industry. The report spotted the value diversity brings to the bottom line. 99% of survey respondents agreed that this is a time of monumental change within the industry, with 94% affirming that diversity does impact economical performance. Without diversity, companies will continue to miss out on innovation and insight to capitalize on future opportunities and the drivers of growth. Board and senior management need to create and invest in diverse talent pipelines across all levels and mentor individuals to eradicate the lack of inclusion currently holding back some of their top talent.
The mission of the Energy Diversity and Inclusion Council is to build an inclusive culture within the energy industry that leverages from our diversity to develop and empower everyone to accomplish extraordinary results.
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