At Georgia Power, our employees are our greatest asset.
The diverse experiences, skills and backgrounds our people bring to work every day are what make our company successful.
Georgia Power encourages employees to form grassroots resource groups around common backgrounds or attributes. Our employee resource groups, as we call them, are open to all employees and provide members with opportunities to connect and develop professionally. Employee resource groups contribute to business success by focusing on talent recruitment, employee development and community and customer needs.
Voice. Present. Participate.
Employee resource groups provide employees with a supportive environment where they can voice issues, present solutions and participate in activities that will improve the work culture and increase the feeling of inclusion and respect. They also help to increase employee engagement through professional and personal development activities, personal learning and growth workshops, diversity awareness meetings, professional networking events, and other activities that support the company's business goals. In addition, they provide leadership opportunities for their members and exposure to senior management.
Our current groups include:
Alliance of Differently-Abled People in Power (working) Together (ADAPPT)
The Alliance of Differently-Abled People in Power (working) Together (ADAPPT) represents the points of view of employees who have disabilities or a connection to the disability community. ADAPPT works to develop and sustain an inclusive and supportive environment where all people, irrespective of their visible or invisible limitations, are empowered to fully realize their potential and participate equally in all aspects of life.
The Amigos employee resource group was formed to assist in the recruiting, retention and development of Hispanic/Latino employees. Besides mentoring opportunities, the group serves as a bridge between the company and its growing internal and external Latino community. The Amigos seeks ways to share information about Hispanic/Latino culture and enhance company representation at community events.
Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Group
The Asian Pacific American employee resource group (APA) serves to assist the company harness the full potential of its Asian Pacific American employees. There are more than 40 countries represented by this group, including Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. APA's goals are to support the company in its diversity initiatives, foster an environment for greater professional development, and serve as an ambassador between the company and the Asian Pacific American customers and community.
Military Veterans in Power Employee Resource Group
The Military Veterans in Power employee resource group (MVP) exists to help position Georgia Power and Southern Company as "Employers of Choice" for military veterans and to encourage them in their careers. They support supplier diversity initiatives regarding veteran-owned businesses and act as the focal point for the company's support of the military, veterans and our Department of Defense customers.
The Professional Education and Employee Retention Group (PEER) serves to help integrate new employees by facilitating the exchange of ideas and to educate the Georgia Power and Southern Company communities. Its membership consists mainly of employees who have worked within the company five years or less. The PEER Group sponsors a variety of events designed with the newer employee in mind. Events range from panel discussions and student of the business field trips to after-hours events. Their motto—Integrate, Facilitate and Educate!
Technical Women in Georgia
Technical Women in Georgia (TWIG) was formed to recruit, integrate and retain women who work in technical fields or other non-traditional roles. Many of these women work in the regions, plants or outside of corporate environments.
Meetings allow members to share experiences, learn more about generation, transmission and distribution, as well as help new and existing employees develop technically and personally. TWIG also helps recruit young women into these non-traditional roles by visiting schools and reaching out to the community with various activities.
VOICE (Valuing Openness, Inclusion, Community and Education)
Formerly known as the African American Women's Networking Group since 2003, this African American employee resource group re-launched in April 2014 with a broader mission to create and sustain an inclusive work environment that supports the recruitment, development and retention of African American employees.
PRIDE Power became the eighth employee resource group in early 2015. Its mission is to foster an inclusive work environment built on Southern Style, where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and their allies are empowered to be authentic, valued and respected.
Work and Family Life Employee Resource Group
The mission of the Work and Family Life resource group is to provide quality programs and educational forums which will allow employees to focus on their careers while maintaining a well-balanced family life.
A Unique Insight Into Our Culture
"Employee resource groups help provide a unique insight into Georgia Power's culture. They also provide a platform where our employees can network and form collaborative relationships, exposing them to a wealth of knowledge and understanding of different cultures and life experiences."
Leslie Sibert —VP, Distribution
Executive Champion of TWIG Employee Resource Group
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