Huntersville’s Southwire Company honored for Diversity Practices
Southwire Company, LLC, North America’s Leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity, was honored last week for its diversity and inclusion practices by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Southwire’s Huntersville facility was singled out among Lake Norman companies for its hiring and management practices and for encouraging its employees to develop a better understanding and appreciation of other employees when it comes to sex, race, and cultural identity.
Nearly one hundred business and community leaders gathered at the River Run Country Club as Michelle Murphy, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Global Talent Acquisition for Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, gave an inspirational message on “The Business of Belonging.” Murphy shared how Ingersoll Rand is fostering a spirit of inclusiveness throughout the company.
The Lake Norman Chamber annually recognizes Champions of Diversity who are working to bring the Lake Norman communities together. Chamber Diversity Chair Chris Hailey, a former Director of Central Piedmont Community College’s Criminal Justice Center, was on hand to join Chamber of Commerce President Bill Russell as they recognized the founding members of Unity in Community for their individual efforts, Central Piedmont’s Merancas Campus as the non-profit honoree, and Southwire Company as the Corporate Diversity Champion of the Year.
Chris McGill, Plant Manager, and Jasmine Monet, Human Resource Specialist, were in attendance to receive the award. McGill noted, “Southwire Company in Huntersville is committed to creating and sustaining a culture that appreciates all of our differences – our backgrounds, skills and perspectives. A place where people feel free to grow, trusted to try and empowered to be themselves.”
McGill added that Southwire’s people are what makes the company strong and unique. Recognizing, valuing and celebrating each other’s differences creates limitless opportunities for the employees and organization.
Picture Top Left: Southwire Company, LLC in Huntersville was selected as the 2018 Corporate Diversity Champion by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Pictured is Chris Hailey – Chamber Diversity Chair, Jasmine Monet and Chris McGill from Southwire Company, and Bill Russell with the Chamber. Photo by John McHugh – Ocaid Photography.
Picture Bottom RightFrom left to right: Aaron Whiteside, Jasmine Monet, Sarah Ursitti, Jacob Fearington, Christopher McGill.Photo by John McHugh – Ocaid Photography.