Nov 23, 2021
Vickie Irwin is the General Manager of Supplier Sustainability and Equity at Southern Company, one of the largest energy providers in the country. Southern Company owns various electric utilities, natural gas distribution utilities, fiber optics, and wireless communications across multiple states. As General Manager, Vickie is responsible for building relationships that support the growth and development of small, diverse businesses. She is also a CPA and Project Management Professional who specializes in helping diverse companies partner with corporations.
Vickie joins us today to share how Southern Company promotes supplier diversity and discuss its supplier sustainability practices. She describes her role as General Manager of Supplier Sustainability and Equity. She explains how small businesses are driving half the jobs created in the US. She discusses the different cores that makeup supplier sustainability and equity. Vickie also divulges the company’s ESG goals and what’s in store for Southern Company.
"We have to keep that cycle of money going through our small and diverse business communities because they're the ones creating jobs." - Vickie Irwin
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