In the award application, bp illustrated its commitment to students and student programs in a suddenly virtual world in 2020, honoring internship offers and shifting programming online. This ensured students could gain the valuable, real-life experiences that help them explore bp and the varied opportunities of a career at bp.
Keisha was recognized for her accomplishments within bp for exemplary leadership and pioneering spirit in her technical field, her contribution for attracting diverse technologists to build bp’s capability, mentorship of women, and strengthening bp’s recruitment of talented graduates in technology and engineering across Chicago and Houston, specifically with historically black colleges and universities, Prairie View A&M University and Howard University.
The awards link the accomplishments of African-American engineers and technical professionals with college-bound dreams of pre-college students and work to highlight the possibilities that can be cultivated through support and responsibility. The award proceeds are used to create college scholarships for gifted high school students.