Southern Company and Black Enterprise to Convene on Inclusive Energy

Southern Company and Black Enterprise to Convene on Inclusive Energy

On Tuesday, Mar. 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST, Southern Company and BLACK ENTERPRISE will partner to present “Investing in Tomorrow, Today,” a virtual event bringing together Georgia’s Senator Raphael Warnock; Georgia Power’s Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Womack; President of Morehouse College, Dr. David A. Thomas; Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama’s 7th congressional district and the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus; and Managing Partner of Elevate Future Fund and Chair of the Propel Center, Anthony Oni, for a conversation on the importance of inclusive innovation in the energy sector.

Moderated by BLACK ENTERPRISE‘s Chief Content Officer Derek Dingle, “Investing in Tomorrow, Today” will focus on the business case for investing in a diverse talent pipeline and how HBCUs can provide opportunities for innovation across the country. U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock will kick off the event with opening remarks.

The event will feature fireside chats with Chris Womack of Georgia Power and Dr. David A. Thomas of Morehouse College on the role that companies and educational institutions play in creating an inclusive workforce for tomorrow’s energy leaders. Rep. Terri Sewell and Anthony Oni of Elevate Future Fund will then close the event with a moderated discussion about striving towards a clean and equitable energy economy.

“Investing in Tomorrow, Today” will air live Mar. 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST. RSVP for free.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services.

Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, the company has built the future of energy and developed a full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity.

Southern Company’s uncompromising values ensure to put the needs of those served at the center of everything it does and governs the business to the benefit of the world. The company’s corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, BLACK ENTERPRISE, Forbes and the Women’s Choice Award.