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bp receives two awards at the annual Golden Torch Awards hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers

Release date:
12 April 2021
At the 21st annual Golden Torch Awards hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers, bp was recognized as the winner of the Corporate Diversity Leadership Award and Keisha Garcia, vice president of bp’s digital programs, won the Outstanding Woman in Technology award for 2020-2021.
 

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.

Headshot of bp's Keisha Garcia

Keisha Garcia

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.

Donnie Brown