Join us on February 20th, on World Social Justice Day with Theresa Hopkins-Staten. During this event, we will come together to celebrate diversity, equality, and justice for all. Theresa will speak about her career and the importance of Eversource's mission to lead a just transition to an equitable clean energy future.
About Theresa Hopkins-Staten
Theresa oversees the company's foundation and is responsible for community-related employee engagement and development opportunities. She has developed a strategy to invest in initiatives and organizations that provide broad, meaningful, and sustainable impact in communities served by Eversource. She was named Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Equity in May 2021, and leads Eversource's new enterprise-wide focus on Pro-Equity, which is defined as engaging all stakeholders, including our customers and communities with respect and dignity while working toward fair and just outcomes; especially for those burdened with economic challenges, racial inequity, negative environmental impacts and justice disparities.
She began her career at Eversource in the Legal Department as Senior Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary.
She is currently a Co-chair of the University of Connecticut African American Alumni Council, a Board member of the iQuilt Partnership, and a Trustee of the Connecticut-Rhode Island National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She previously served on the Saint Francis Foundation Board of Directors; Connecticut State Board of Education; Chair of the United Way of Connecticut Board of Directors; Chair of the Urban League of Greater Hartford Board of Directors; and the National Urban League Board of Trustees.
Theresa has received numerous recognitions and awards for her unwavering leadership and dedication to community service, including the UConn Law School's 150th anniversary "Gallery of Pioneers" honoring alumni for their community service and professional achievements, and the 2018 Connecticut Bar Association "Citizen of the Law Award".
Theresa graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Sociology, magna cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, she earned a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree (PhD) from Goodwin University. She was awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Promoting Racial Equity in the Workplace Program, March 2023, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.
President, Eversource Energy Foundation and Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Equity at Eversource