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Southern Company Ranks No. 1 for Black Executives for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Southern Company has been named the top company for Black Executives by DiversityInc as part of that organization’s rankings of the top Companies for Diversity. Southern Company also ranks number 24 on the overall 2023 list. This is the third straight year Southern Company has earned an overall ranking in the top 25.

For eight consecutive years, 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.

“We remain focused on advancing diversity, equity and inclusion across our businesses,” said Sloane Drake, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Southern Company. “We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve. That means having a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace where all groups are well represented and treated fairly within all levels of our organization.”

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

  • No. 1 – Top Company for Black Executives
  • No. 3 – Top Company for Veterans
  • No. 5 – Top Company for Supplier Diversity
  • No. 14 – Top Company for Executive Diversity Councils

These rankings are based on 2022 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.