At Southwire, we power progress. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our strategic plan, to create generational sustainability and continued growth in our industry.

Introducing Our First-Ever
Annual DEI Report


Southwire is pleased to release our first-ever annual diversity, equity and inclusion report. This report focuses on our continued maturity in the DEI space and includes our 2022 efforts, outcomes, goals and plans for the future.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News

The Power of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Southwire Releases First DEI Report and Updates Website with New Mission Statement and Areas of Focus

September 12, 2023

As Southwire powers forward and establishes itself as an organization that is intently focused on DEI, the company has released its first DEI report.

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Southwire Named as a Top 10 Enterprise-Wide ERG Recipient and on the Top 25 ERGs list for the Diversity Impact Awards

August 10, 2023

Southwire is proud to announce that it has been named as a Top 10 Enterprise-Wide ERG recipient for the Diversity Impact Awards™ and is recognized on the Top 25 ERGs list.

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Nancy Richards Farese to be inducted into the 2023 Class of the Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame

August 04, 2023

Southwire is proud to celebrate Nancy Richards Farese as one of 10 outstanding women leaders who make up the 2023 class of Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductees.

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Cara Herzog Named Chief DEI Officer at Southwire

June 08, 2023

In support of Southwire’s continued commitment to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization and industry, Cara Herzog, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has been named as the company’s Chief DEI Officer.

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Southwire Recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day., Black History Month, Women’s History Month and More

June 02, 2023

Over the past few months, Southwire recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day., Black History Month, Women’s History Month and more by hosting efforts across the company.

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Southwire Named Top Diversity Employer by

March 13, 2023

For the fourth consecutive year, Southwire has been recognized as a Top Diversity Employer by

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Our DEI Strategy

Our evolving DEI strategy is currently driven by six areas of focus: people leaders, inclusive workforce, equity and governance, employee resource groups, reputation and community and value and supply chain.

People Leaders

People leaders support the foundation of our strategy through ensuring accountability and prioritization across the company.


Inclusive Workforce

An inclusive workforce focus builds on organizational capability and accelerates growth across the enterprise.



Equity and Governnace

Ensuring a key focus on equitable practices and leadership councils’ governance.



Employee Resource Groups

Our ERGs are a catalyst to lead with our key company values of empowerment, trust, consistency and inclusion.


Reputation and Community

A focus on reputation and community ensures the organization is aligned with our commitment to be an employer of choice for all stakeholders.


Value and Supply Chain

A continued focus on diverse suppliers and expanding the value of like-minded partnerships to guarantee our alignment to be sustainable.


A Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

According to their site, CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue.

In 2020, Southwire’s CEO Rich Stinson was proud to represent our organization by signing the CEO Action Pledge to show our company’s commitment to ACT ON supporting a more inclusive workplace for team members, communities and society at large.

We Include Everyone

Southwire has six active Employee Resource Groups (ERG)s that provide opportunities for learning, connection and development across the company. While these teams focus on bringing awareness around specific groups, ALL team members are welcome to be a part of each ERG.

Created in 2014, Women’s Network was established to inspire team members to create an environment that embraces inclusivity with an emphasis on women. It is an avenue to encourage networking, embrace collaboration and empower current and inspire future leaders.

Created in 2015, Spectrum’s mission is to value all underrepresented communities. By serving as a vital resource to the organization, we will foster an environment that encourages the investment in the development and engagement of the entire spectrum of Southwire’s people.

Created in 2015, NEXTgen was established as an avenue for all age groups to encourage networking and embrace collaboration, with a focus on personal and professional growth and development.

Created in 2017, T.E.A.M. was established to ensure the workforce is diverse in all levels of leadership throughout manufacturing facilities to achieve business results. We want to instill a culture of acceptance of all people and develop systems that are more than just words on paper, but inclusion in action.


Created in 2018, Veterans Network was established to enrich the lives of veterans at Southwire, by providing opportunities to serve through veteran outreach and awareness events, and engage in network and career growth opportunities.

Created in 2018, ALLIED advocates for a work environment that respects, welcomes and supports people of all sexual and gender identities and enables them to bring their whole selves to work, allowing them to perform to their full potential.

Southwire Continues to Focus on Maturing Our DEI Strategy, and Our Numbers Are Reflecting That


The Power of DEI at Southwire:
A Look Back on 2022 Key Results

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