For more than 30 years, our employee networks have provided an important forum for discussion, development and connection to our communities. These networks are led by employees with guidance and involvement from leadership. Open to all employees, these groups raise awareness about important topics and help influence change. More than 5,000 employees participated in various chapters across several countries in 2018.
From park cleanups and dragon boat races to cultural showcases and networking events, our employee networks offer various programs and events to support employees’ personal and professional development. By forging relationships with external organizations, our network groups host various speakers to share unique perspectives on diversity and inclusion. Past speakers have included representatives from the Human Rights Campaign, the University of Houston and an Australian female football coach.
Through our partnership with Pink Petro, a global organization of men and women that believes the future depends on education, inclusion and community, all Women’s Network members have access to join and take advantage of the organization’s offerings. Our Hispanic Network has partnered with the Hispanic Alliance for Career Development (HACE) for several years to create and host a variety of development opportunities that benefit our employees. One of these is “Mujeres de HACE,” a women’s leadership program that empowers high-potential Latina professionals. Twenty-four ConocoPhillips employees have graduated from the program.
In 2018, the employee networks were recognized with the company’s prestigious SPIRIT of Performance Award for their efforts connecting employees through professional development, member activities, recruiting support and providing feedback to the company.
In the spirit of valuing all people, ConocoPhillips supports the following 12 internal network groups.
Asian American Network
The Asian American Network provides a medium for sharing, learning and supporting one another to become better leaders and increase contributions to achieve corporate goals.
Black Employee Network
The Black Employee Network exchanges information to increase corporate insight, knowledge and personal development among people of African descent and improves the communities in which we live and work.
Diversity Network of Alaska
The Diversity Network of Alaska aims to help highlight the spectrum of diversity within the Alaska business unit by recognizing their similarities, promoting opportunities to learn about their differences, and celebrating their values and experiences.
Diversity Network of Canada
The Diversity Network of Canada aims to engage and support staff by fostering a welcoming environment that recognizes and celebrates all the unique and individual diversities across ConocoPhillips Canada.
Global Support Staff Network
The Global Support Staff Network acts as a catalyst and change agent so that all administrative support staff are seen as integral parts of their business teams and given the opportunity to contribute to their fullest potential.
The Hispanic Network provides leadership on diversity and Hispanic issues and focuses on business and personal development to achieve corporate, individual and community objectives.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Network
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Network creates a forum where all people who support equality of opportunity and experience, in particular for our lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) employees, and their allies, can come together to network, develop and provide value back to ConocoPhillips.
Native American Network
The Native American Network promotes tribal cultural awareness through networking, sponsorship, community service and special events.
New Hire Network
The New Hire Network provides recent hires an environment in which to meet and network while promoting professional growth, effective cross-functional communication, social and volunteer opportunities and encouragement in growth and development as a way to increase retention.
The Parents Network provides support for a positive working parent experience by advocating for parents' issues and creating a forum for parents to network.
Patriot Employee Network
The Patriot Employee Network exists to engage employees and their families in supporting our troops, wounded heroes and families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Women’s Network encourages women to take an active role in personal and professional development, provide a forum to build strong relationships through networking and make a difference through women-oriented outreach activities.