Our company has a responsibility to advance diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and the communities we serve. We are doing the work to drive meaningful change and find ways to toward equity, together. We are committed to developing a more inclusive company culture, facilitating ongoing conversations around diversity and equity, and addressing these areas through action.
Alabama Power Company was named the 2021 Corporate Partner of the Year by the NAACP Alabama State Conference at its 69th annual convention Saturday. The virtual event highlighted community work ranging from companies to individuals making an impact on Alabama, according to officials of the 108-year-old organization.
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“It is truly an honor to receive this award and be recognized along with other minority leaders in the Birmingham community,” said Alisa Summerville, director of customer service centers. “I am blessed to work for a company that is committed to recognizing diversity in the workplace as well as the community.”
“At Alabama Power, we believe that each employee is valuable and provides important contributions to our team,” Alexia Borden, senior vice president and general counsel for Alabama Power, said. “We are committed to one another and to building a culture of inclusion, respect and fairness for all employees. Our partnership with the Magic City Bar Association aligns with our commitment to this necessary cause.”
Southern Company and Apple joined educators and community stakeholders on Jan. 13 in announcing a partnership to launch the Propel Center, a new digital learning hub, business incubator and global innovation headquarters in Atlanta for students of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), including those in Alabama. Both Apple and Southern Company, Alabama Power’s parent company, are founding partners, with the Southern Company Foundation and Apple each contributing $25 million to the effort.
“At Alabama Power, we’re committed to providing opportunities for employee development. Through efforts like the Harvard Young American Leaders Program, we’re investing in the next generation of business and community leaders,” said Jeff Peoples, Alabama Power executive vice president of Customer and Employee Services.
Alabama Power’s Council on Culture and Inclusion works to make sure that company culture is the best it can be — built on inclusion, respect and fairness for all employees.Learn More