Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at PJM

We must work together to confront racism and discrimination of all kinds to create a more inclusive world. At PJM, we stand with our colleagues, our members and our communities in the fight for equality and dignity for all. Within our company, we will strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve, and an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging.” 
Manu Asthana – President and CEO

PJM’s DEI Statement

  • PJM is committed to doing even more to foster a more diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. PJM believes that the diversity of the 65 million people we serve is a strength, and that the collective sum of our individual differences will lead to our best and most innovative outcomes – whether those differences are based upon how we look, where we come from, whom we love, our abilities or disabilities or what we’ve experienced, etc.
  • We seek to continue to foster a workforce that includes a general reflection of the different communities we serve and to create a workplace that embraces and nurtures these differences. By doing this, we honor the diversity of our footprint, and we progress toward the best possible and strongest version of PJM.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan (2020-2023) PDF

Who is PJM?

DEI Strategy

Diversity includes everyone at PJM and each of us brings diversity, equity and inclusion to life in our work every day by committing ourselves to listening, empathy, allyship and the continuous development of ourselves and others.” 
Michael Coyle, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

The LEAD Framework for DEI

Diversity includes everyone at PJM. The LEAD framework is a set of behaviors that everyone can demonstrate to bring diversity, equity and inclusion to life in our work together every day. The four elements of LEAD are Listening, Empathy, Allyship and Development. By learning more and practicing these skills and behaviors, we can all benefit from a culture of belonging, collaboration and innovation.


staffThe Council

As designated by the PJM Executive Team, the Diversity and Inclusion Council recommends and participates in initiatives that address all three pillars of the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy: workforce diversity, workplace inclusion and community accountability. The council provides advice to PJM on issues and challenges related to DEI and the achievement of the organization’s DEI objectives.

Core Values

Diversity and teamwork are embedded in PJM’s Core Values. Employees respect diversity by recognizing and accepting the different abilities, backgrounds, cultures and needs of each individual.


Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups offer PJM employees an opportunity to share a connection and build networks based on attributes such as personal interests, identity, role, or membership in a particular organization. Participation in any employee resource group is open to all employees.

PJM’s employee resource groups include:

Supplier Diversity

PJM recognizes the importance and benefits of a diverse supplier base. It is good for PJM, our members, the business community and for the 65 million people who live and work in the region PJM serves.

PJM Procurement meets the company’s needs for goods and services through normal competitive bidding and procurement procedures. The process provides open competition that prevents any prospective vendor from having a competitive advantage. No prospective supplier is precluded from consideration on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.

PJM Procurement works to identify qualified minority and woman-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) capable of providing products and services to PJM. This effort aims to develop and maintain a strong supplier base that reflects the diversity of the overall supplier community, as well as that of PJM’s members and other stakeholders.

Learn more about supplier diversity.

PJM Learning Center

PJM’s Learning Center is a 101-level education resource dedicated to explaining, in simple terms, the energy industry and PJM’s role in keeping the power flowing.