Con Edison Manager Honored by YWCA For Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership
Greenburgh Resident Is ‘A Force for the Future’
A long-time Con Edison employee from Greenburgh has received honors from the YWCA of the City of New York for her contributions to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
Audrey Elliott-Barnes, a department manager in Con Edison’s Financial Planning & Analysis group, earned the YWCA’s Emerging Leader Award. That award recognizes early- and mid-career leaders who promote diversity, equity and inclusion in their professional and personal lives.
“Those of us at Con Edison believe that our diversity and openness to different points of view help us innovate, solve problems, and provide the best service we can to our customers,” Elliott-Barnes said. “My work in this area reflects the values our company encourages and that our employees embrace.”
The YWCA annually honors women who promote positive change. This year’s theme is “A Force for the Future.”
Elliott-Barnes, who has worked for the company since July 1994, is the co-lead for Con Edison’s Finance Diversity and Inclusion Council in Action. She is part of the Women in Finance team and an active member of the Lean In Circle community.
The circles are small groups of women who meet to talk about personal and professional growth.
She is also a member of several Employee Resource Groups at Con Edison and attends their events to expand her knowledge of the diversity among workers in her organization. Those groups bring employees together to talk about their shared characteristics, experiences and interests.
Elliott-Barnes has been married for 23 years to her husband Jeff and is the mother of a daughter, Brianna, who is 16. In her off time, she enjoys singing and learning other languages.
She has a bachelor’s degree in international business and a master’s in business administration, both from Pace University.
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