Inclusive Workforce

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


Southwire Link Mentorship Program Spotlight:

Powered by Southwire’s DEI and Talent Development teams, Southwire Link is an application-based mentorship program open to all team members company-wide. The 12-month program helps participants gain insight into business dynamics and foster meaningful professional connections. Now in it’s third year, Southwire Link has expanded to three cohorts per year and is being recognized for its impact and results. In August 2023, Southwire Link was named as a top 10 recipient for the Diversity Impact Awards™.


Creating a ONE Southwire Standard for Nursing Moms

It’s more than just a room — it’s a signal that new mothers are welcomed, valued and understood. People who breastfeed typically need to pump two to four times per day. That need doesn’t go away when a nursing mother is at work. That’s why it’s essential to provide new moms transitioning back to the workplace with dedicated lactation rooms that are comfortable, sanitary and safe.

In 2022, Southwire launched a partnership with Nessel to standardize dedicated spaces for nursing mothers across our organization. Our goal is to have this standard for clean, comfortable and compliant nursing mothers’ stations integrated into every company facility by the end of 2024.

2022 Inclusive Workforce Highlights

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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