AT ONE Gas, Inclusion & Diversity are key components of our core values and one that has driven the creation of Employee Resource Groups. Throughout 2022, these voluntary, employee-led groups based on shared characteristics, interests or life experiences, will be highlighted in a series called “Talent Talks”. With Talent Talks, members of our Employee Resource Groups will talk about what they’re reading, watching, and listening to while also covering what they think of ONE Gas as an employer that supports them on a professional and personal level.

Why did you want to work for ONE Gas?

Ieashia McReynolds (7 years at ONE Gas): Oklahoma Natural Gas is known to be a pillar of stability in Oklahoma City, a place where professionals come to work and stay through retirement.

Brian Sterne (1 year at ONE Gas): I wanted to gain experience in the energy sector. I am pursuing a degree in finance and saw that many company postings required years of experience in the industry to be considered for roles I was considering after graduation.

What made you want to get involved with BLOG?

Thomas Perkins Jr. (4 years at ONE Gas): I wanted to learn more about the different cultures that are represented in ONE Gas. I wanted to be actively involved in the culture change in the company and its intentional focus on inclusion and diversity. I wanted to be a part of the conversations, understanding the growth that will come from all employees working together towards an I&D goal. It has been my experience in the past that I&D is a great idea, but ONE Gas gets the buy-in from all levels of the organization.

Pam Gunter (31 years at ONE Gas): I love teamwork and this seemed like a team that was intentionally seeking ways to be inclusive, transparent, and forward-thinking.

What books/podcasts/movies/documentaries/articles would you recommend to someone that aligns with your Employee Resource Group’s mission?

Brian Sterne (1 year at ONE Gas): BLACK WALL STREET 100; before reading this book, offered to me by BLOG, I did not understand the severity of the Tulsa Race Massacre. This allowed me insight into the individual experiences of those who lived through the violent event and the nature of the city of Tulsa in the 1920s.

What would you tell a job seeker about our company and what advice would you give them?

Margaret Striplin (16 years at ONE Gas): This is a great company to work for, always be true to yourself, and you will go far.

Thomas Perkins Jr. (4 years at ONE Gas): ONE Gas is committed to its core values: safety, ethics, inclusion and diversity, service, and value. If you are not hired by ONE Gas right away, please don’t be discouraged. Continue to search and apply for ONE Gas employment opportunities.