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Southern Company earns top 20 national ranking of Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, rising six spots from last year and marking six consecutive years of recognition

Southern Company is the highest-ranking investor owned utility on this year’s list

Southern Company has been named among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, ranking number 20 on its 2021 list - up six spots from last year.

This is the sixth consecutive year Southern Company has been recognized as a Top 50 Company for Diversity, and for its efforts to hire, retain and promote women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ and veterans.

“Southern Company is a leader in the energy industry because of its people,” said Sloane Drake, Southern Company senior vice-president of Human Resources. “We strive to enhance the company’s culture by acknowledging and embracing the various backgrounds and experiences our employees bring to the company.”

In addition to its overall ranking, Southern Company was recognized on six other specialty lists

  • No. 3 - Top Company for Black Executives
  • No. 7 - Top Company for Board of Directors
  • No. 4 - Top Company for Veterans
  • No. 12 - Top Company for Supplier Diversity
  • No. 25 - Top Company for Employee Resource Groups
  • Top Company for Environmental, Social and Governance

These rankings are based on 2021 company-submitted data in six key areas: 1) leadership accountability, 2) human capital diversity metrics, 3) talent programs, 4) workforce practices, 5) supplier diversity and 6) philanthropy. 


View the entire Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.