Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

You belong here! We aspire to create a welcoming environment for all our employees and for those looking to work at DTE.

Our employees are from different backgrounds and cultures — together their experiences and heritage contribute to our company's continued success.

It is the only reason we can build stronger, more prosperous communities.

Here is a snapshot of our efforts:

  • We are committed to stand united in rejecting all forms of discrimination and violence in our workplace and communities. 
  • CEO Jerry Norcia joined a nationwide commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace by signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. 
  • Actively recruit employees representing all aspects of diversity — from gender and cultural to veteran and differently-abled. 
  • Recruit top minority and female talent through our long-standing partnerships with professionally diverse organizations. 
  • A robust, award-winning Supplier Diversity Program invested $894 million with certified minority and women suppliers in 2022 and focused on outreach and mentoring. 
  • More than 40 DTE women have been recognized with Women of Color awards for their ground-breaking achievements in STEM-related fields.  
  • Our contributions to youth employment programs provided 800 youth, mostly from underserved backgrounds, with employment opportunities across Michigan in 2022. 
  • Provide a second chance in life through training programs and hiring opportunities for returning citizens.  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards: 

  • Named a top utility for diversity by Diversity, Inc. in 2022 and 2023. 
  • Earned a top score of 100 on the nation’s Disability Equality Index Best Places to Work Disability Inclusion in 2021 and 2022.  
  • A Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in 2022.
  • A Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) 2022 Outstanding Employer Awardee.
  • Honored as Best Corporation for Women Entrepreneurs in 2022.
  • A 2022 Excellence in Women’s Development awardee by the Midwest Energy Association
  • Earned 12 supplier diversity industry awards in 2022.


You served our country, worked to protect our freedom and have the skills, knowledge, and can-do attitude we value.

DTE was founded upon a principle of service, and we proudly invite our veterans to explore a career in energy with us.

Energy Groups

Our employee-led Energy Groups drive diversity, equity and inclusion at the grassroots level. Group members increase cultural awareness, encourage understanding and inspire acceptance of our diverse employees and customers. Watch the following video to hear from members of all nine of DTE’s employee resource groups.

Abilities in Motion
Abilities in Motion

AIM embraces people with disabilities and provides a supportive, accommodating, safe and welcoming work environment. We are committed to providing employees and guests with disabilities access and reasonable accommodation for our services, programs, activities and education.

Asian and Middle Eastern American
Asian & Middle Eastern American

AMEA advocates for the benefits of a diverse workforce and enhances a cultural understanding of Asian and Middle Eastern American employees.


Family is committed to fostering an inclusive environment for individuals and their families throughout their life experience — whether caring for young children, teenagers, aging parents or spouses.

Power of Pride
Power of Pride

POP encourages the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to perform at their highest potential, both personally and professionally, without fear.

Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage
Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage

REACH Energy Group creates awareness of African-American employees through talent development, educational support, volunteerism and community outreach.

Somos DTE
Somos DTE

Somos DTE encourages support of Hispanic businesses and communities by enhancing employees through group interactions, mentoring, career opportunities and marketing of individual talents.


Surge Energy Group offers young professionals formal and social opportunities to support their personal and professional growth. Surge elevates their perspectives and influence regarding the future of our company.

Veterans Empowerment Transition and Support
Veterans Empowerment, Transition & Support

VETS serve as ambassadors in supporting, recruiting, retaining and mentoring employees who are military veterans.

Women of DTE
Women of DTE

Women of DTE helps female employees achieve their full potential by creating a close-knit community promoting engagement, personal connections, growth and development.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.