Our Programs

At the core of NUDC’s mission is to conduct research and share best practices to encourage diversity in the utilities, telecommunications and cable industries. Our programs reinforce this mission.

Supplier Diversity Toolkit, Collaboration with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

The Supplier Diversity Toolkit is both a compilation and distillation of data concerning the current status of supplier diversity in the nation and each state or region; outline best practices now in place; and provide information and resource referrals on supplier diversity to assist suppliers, industry professionals and regulators.

Webinars & Virtual Panels

NUDC offers regular webinars on key best practices in diversity.   Past topics have included Best Practices in Supplier Diversity, Working with the Unions to Encourage Diversity, Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce: Best Practices in Knowledge Transfer, and Vets for Success: Hiring and Sourcing Veterans and Veteran Owned Businesses, and other topics of interest to utility and telecommunications industry professionals and diverse suppliers. 

All NUDC webinars are free to the public.  Priority registration is given to members, in acknowledgment of their help in advancing our work.

NUDC Conference

NUDC host an annual conference – a convening of some of the nation’s top thinkers on supplier diversity and employment diversity in utilities, telecommunications and cable – regulators, corporate leaders and diverse suppliers.   The conference is a full day event focusing on leadership diversity and supplier diversity – bringing together both sides of the diversity discussion in an intimate and hands-on gathering.  The ideas and issues of importance from the conference inform NUDC’s programming in the following year.  

Million Women Mentors Collaboration

Million Women Mentors, an initiative of STEMconnector, will support the engagement one million science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) mentors (male and female) from the business, academia, government, and non-profit sectors to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to persist and succeed in STEM programs, coursework, degrees, and careers.

The National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC) is among approximately 27 partner organizations (joining Girls Inc., the American Association of University Women, and the National Society of Hispanic Engineers, among others) committed to focusing the attention of both industry and girls and women on the opportunities presented by a professional path in the STEM fields.

On January 28, 2015 NUDC convened a virtual panel, Mentoring and Being Mentored in which brought together girls and women interested in and employed in the utilities and telecommunications industries to hear from three women leaders about their mentoring experiences – The Honorable Valerie Espinoza, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission; Marie Jordan, National Grid; and Patricia K. Wagner, Sempra Gas & Power.   This event kicked off a year of free webinars and panels from NUDC that will share best practices in mentoring and professional development.