Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NREL aspires to be a world-class leader in workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion by creating and maintaining a culture of respect, caring, and belonging.

Bill Kindred speaking to a group at NREL

NREL’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office and employee resource groups ensure all voices at the laboratory are heard. Achieving our clean energy mission will happen if all staff are asked to speak, contribute, and lead. Clean energy innovation is born from diversity. 

Interested in working at NREL? Explore our job postings, which include career opportunities in a variety of fields.

To see how NREL staff breaks down by gender and ethnicity, view our demographics below. The figures reflect NREL's employee population as of Sept. 30, 2020, with 2,494 total employees.


Male Female
87% 13%
Caucasian Other People of Color Underrepresented Minorities
73% 0% 27%

Leading by Example

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
in the workplace begins with our leadership team. Listen to NREL Director Martin Keller share his thoughts.

Read the video text version.

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Employee Resource Groups

Our employee resource groups gather for professional development and social activities that provide a culturally diverse and collaborative environment for NREL staff to share.


Bill Kindred

William H. Kindred

Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion