Georgia Power 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 LGBTQ+ 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 nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), was formed to foster an inclusive work environment where LGBTQ+ employees and their allies are empowered to be authentic, valued and respected. PRIDE Power has created a more supportive work environment for all employees by spotlighting achievements, conducting education forums and hosting programs for LGBTQ+ community leaders.
Georgia Power's ERGs were developed to raise awareness within the company, ensuring 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.