Reputation and Community

Our neighbors depend on us, just as we depend on them, so we are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities in which we work. At Southwire, this goes beyond providing jobs and paying taxes; it means supporting those in need with time, talent and financial resources.

In 2023, Southwire celebrates 17 years since launching its 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Project GIFT. Between Project GIFT and other monetary efforts from Southwire, the company has shown a significant emphasis on Giving Back through DEI-related efforts in the communities where our employees live and work. A focus on reputation and community ensures the organization is aligned with our commitment to be an employer of choice for all stakeholders.

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.

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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

Launched in 2020, the Diversity Impact Awards represent the next iteration of the ERG & Council Honors Award™, the first and longest-running, nationally recognized award to honor the outstanding contributions and achievements of ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils.

Creating Shared Value is at the Heart
of Our Commitment to Giving Back

Our neighbors depend on us, and we depend on them. That’s why creating shared value is at the heart of Southwire’s commitment to Giving Back. We take time to understand the needs of our communities and engage them to provide purposeful support. Along the way, we create value for Southwire by strengthening our relationships with team members, neighbors and future talent. Our charitable giving includes:

Partnership Spotlights


Women in Manufacturing®

“Southwire has signaled its commitment to the success and growth of women, not only at Southwire but throughout the manufacturing industry, with its corporate membership through WiM, participation on our association and education foundation boards of directors, involvement in WiM’s DE&I task force, and more. WiM is thrilled to have Southwire as an active partner as we work to support, promote and inspire women who have chosen careers in this industry.”
- Allison Grealis, Women in Production President and Founder

Wounded Warrior Project®

“We are honored to welcome Southwire as a corporate partner and appreciate the company for sharing our passion for honoring injured veterans and their families. Southwire is directly supporting programs and services that give warriors access to independence, mental and physical health, career counseling, peer support and connections to other veterans, and family support – free of charge.”
- WWP Vice President of Resource
Development Brea Kratzert Todd.

Wounded Warrior Project® Spotlight


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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