January 30, 2023
Representatives from across business units got to experience several diversity events in the fall of 2022 and brought valuable learning and perspectives back with them.
Phillips 66’s relationships with diversity and STEM organizations help withtalent acquisition and provide networking and development opportunities for current employees.
“Seeking different perspectives comes in a variety of ways,” said Sonya Reed, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We practice it internally every day through our interactions with each other, but it’s so important that we seek it outside our company, too. Our participation in diversity events is vital to our ability to learn, meet new people and appreciate different points of view.”
Six Pride Network leaders and two Human Resource team members attended the 2022 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Las Vegas. It offered professional development and provided opportunities to learn best practices from other companies on LGBTQ+ issues in the workplace.
“It was exciting to see how the companies we look up to in this space are creating new ways to be more inclusive and diverse,” said Aaron Galloway, data and reporting coordinator, CMLS and Houston Pride Network co-lead. “It’s a reminder that we can always do better, and I feel empowered to share what I learned with other ERG leads, too.”
The Society of Women Engineers held its 2022 national conference in Houston with the theme, “A world of opportunity awaits.” With more than 15,000 attendees, it is the world’s largest conference for women in engineering and technology.
In addition to learning and networking, Phillips 66 employees and executive leadership were speakers and presenters. Zhanna Golodryga, Executive Vice President of Emerging Energy and Sustainability, introduced the closing keynote, adding, “As a woman, mother, engineer, immigrant and energy executive, I have seen my share of challenges and learned to embrace them as opportunities. This is also the mindset that we have at Phillips 66.”
Phillips 66 employees also led several panel discussions and breakout sessions, including “Check Your Engines: A 12-point Inspection for Mental Hygiene,” “Energy Transformation: Concept to Commercialization,” and “Managing Motherhood: Resilience Strategies and Life Hacks for Working Parents.”
More than 30 employees and Houston Women’s Network members headed to Austin for the 2022 Texas Conference for Women. This one-day event provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill-building opportunities for thousands of Texas women each year. Sessions range from personal finance to health and wellness to career advancement. Keynote speakers included award-winning authors, news correspondents and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professionals.
Phillips 66 also supports and engages with the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the National Society of Black Engineers and the National Association of Black Accountants.