At SEIA, we believe that a diverse workforce creates a more resilient organization - one that supports a strong, equitable solar industry. SEIA envisions an industry that is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity at all levels. We aim to achieve this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and progress. We are developing strategies, programs, and tools that seek to equalize opportunities within SEIA and allow for discussing and sharing best practices within the solar industry as a whole.
SEIA has launched a Diversity Challenge - an effort to encourage our own members, the energy industry more broadly and ultimately all American workplaces to make diversity and inclusion a core part of their cultural identity. Many organizations are well ahead of us, and we want to learn from them. SEIA president & CEO Abigail Ross Hopper has made diversity and inclusion one of her top priorities, in part because it is well understood that a diverse workplace is a more successful workplace.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy industries Association on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. Ms. Hopper testified before the Select Committee last year, and many of the ideas included in her testimony are addressed in the 547-page plan.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the freedom of black Americans, which came almost 100 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. Two hundred and forty-four years later, black Americans continue to be harmed by racist institutions and laws.
Solar can be a leading part of our recovery efforts, helping us create jobs, rebuild our economy and double down on our climate goals. While the economy continues to create uncertainty, it has not stopped solar companies from doing their part to help Americans on the front lines of the crisis.