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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Report

Connection, Culture, Community

TVA strengthens Inclusion with Diversity in 2022, demonstrating uncompromising commitment and accountability for employees and people it serves. 

At TVA, diversity is at the center of our organization’s culture, solidified by our commitment to create a more inclusive work environment. We recognize there is work to do, and each day we reflect on an organization that was built by the people for the people 90 years ago. Our mission is simple: To serve all who live, work and play in the Valley region. And we uphold connection and community as the key factors to get us there.  

Inclusion is a journey, not a destination, and TVA has made strides during the past year to continue the progress. We have: 

  • Increased the visibility of the Inclusion with Diversity (IwD) Council internally and externally.  

  • Signed an agreement with the Trades and Labor Council for Annual Employees to strengthen the diversity of the hiring pool.  

  • Increased supplier diversity through Ready Now, a mentorship program designed to prepare diverse small business owners to work with TVA.  

  • Established representation goals aimed at increasing the number of women and people of color in leadership. 

  • Incorporated performance goals focused on inclusion and diversity for every leader to build an accountability framework for progress.   

  • Cultivated support for nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to encourage employee development and foster community.  

  • Trained and supported leaders to deliver IwD content through forums that cover a range of DEIA topics specific to their business units, demonstrating the importance of an inclusive workplace.  

  • Hired a third-party firm to conduct an independent equity review, focused on assessing inclusiveness and identity biases.  

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