Renewable Energy Firms' Labor Force Found Lacking in Racial Diversity and Gender Equality
Published on: Dec 29, 2021
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When Joey Mather got a job with Enel Green Power as a document control person at a construction site near Ponca City eight years ago, she didn't expect to last long.
"I was getting out of my comfort zone, going to work every day wearing steel-toed boots and a hard hat. If it wouldn't have been for the people I worked with, I probably would have just left," she said.
Back then, Mather was the first woman to be hired to work at an Enel Green Power wind farm construction site in Oklahoma.