Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Honors Georgia Power
October 1, 2018
Georgia Power recently received the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Corporate Ally of the Year Award. Georgia Power was honored for its economic growth and advancement of Atlanta's LGBT community.
"This honor is truly in recognition of Georgia Power's philosophy and commitment to diversity and inclusion, which empowers our employees to help our communities and all Georgians thrive," said Chris Cummiskey, executive vice president of External Affairs for Georgia Power. "At Georgia Power we understand the importance of having a workforce that reflects the communities we serve – communities that are unique across not only race, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, but also creativity, experience and educational backgrounds."
PRIDE Power, one of the company's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), was formed to foster an inclusive work environment where LGBT employees and their allies are empowered to be authentic, valued and respected. PRIDE Power’s members have maintained a supportive work environment for all employees by conducting education forums and hosting programs featuring LGBT community leaders, in addition to spotlighting achievements and providing growth for the LGBT community.
Georgia Power has nine ERGs that were developed to raise awareness within the company, ensure all employees are respected, and connect employees, customers and suppliers to Georgia Power's long-term business success. The diverse experiences, skills and backgrounds that employees bring to work is what makes Georgia Power successful.