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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Southern Company commits to promote an actively anti-racist culture and to ensure that all groups are well-represented, included and fairly treated within all levels of the organization.

Investing in a Diverse Workforce Today for a Cleaner Tomorrow

Georgia Power CEO Chris Womack sits down with Dr. David Thomas, President of Morehouse College to discuss “Investing in Diverse Talent Today for a Brighter Tomorrow” during The Atlantic Festival 2021. The leaders discuss the historical significance and role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and the investments businesses can make in HBCUs today to drive a more diverse workforce of tomorrow, particularly in innovation and entrepreneurship. 

People at Work


Our diversity strategy is to:

  • Create an environment in which every employee can contribute and reach his or her full potential.

  • Develop and sustain relationships with diverse suppliers, including women and minority-owned businesses, to broaden access to products and services and provide economic inclusion.

  • Form partnerships to ensure the growth and vitality of the diverse communities we serve and in which we work and live and create business alliances.

“Diversity and inclusion are strengths that unlock our full potential. Developing our organizational culture and engagement the right way is a business imperative that facilitates our long-term success.”

Tom Fanning, Executive Chairman of Southern Company


Diversity Recognition

Southern Company has been recognized by DiversityInc as one of the "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" for the fifth consecutive year. We have also been named Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes magazine in 2019.

This means that Southern Company has been recognized not only as a diverse workplace, but as the top-rated company in America for providing equitable opportunity for all employees.

In 2018, Southern Company was also named by Black Enterprise magazine as one of its "50 Best Companies for Diversity." 


Gretchen Buckalew

Top Military-Friendly Employer

Southern Company has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 Companies for Veterans" for 2017 by DiversityInc -- the top-rated energy company. We have also been named a "Best for Vets Employer" for 2020 by Military Times, the eleventh consecutive year to be honored.

In 2020, we were named a "Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer" by GI Jobs magazine - the top-ranked utility for the fourteenth consecutive year.

Recognition like this is earned both for hiring practices and for providing benefits such as an active-duty benefits package for reservists and their families.