Sherina Edwards safeguards the rights of Illinois’s citizens by mediating and resolving disputes that arise with utility, telecommunication and transportation service providers, developing rules for consumer protection and safety, and educating and disseminating information on utility issues. Committed to advancing inclusion and diversity, Edwards instituted the Office of Diversity and Community Affairs within the ICC to support the Commission’s commitment to greater access to utility procurement contracts for small businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans. Beyond the Commission, her founding of the Women’s Energy Summit—an annual forum for women leaders in energy to discuss issues in the industry—has stimulated and amplified women participation in the industry at all corporate levels. On fellowship to Australia and South Africa, Edwards will observe women leaders in the renewable energy space, identifying best practices and developing strategies to increase both the participation of women in the energy sector and the shift to renewable energy in the U.S.


Illinois Commerce Commission



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  • sherina edwards

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United States

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