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AT&T Ranks #4 on DiversityInc’s 2016 List of Top 50 Companies for Diversity

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As we look to the future of our company – and its place in the world of technology and innovation – we know what we need to be successful: a broad mix of perspective, skills and ideas. Walking the halls of any building or facility at AT&T, you’ll notice something – the people are diverse. Here, Every Voice Matters. From our executives to our retail employees, everyone’s differences are authentically embraced, valued and vital to our business inside and out.

This is a primary reason why AT&T has climbed 3 spots to No. 4 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity List. And we couldn’t be more proud. It’s an honor to be listed alongside so many other amazing companies making the call for diversity.

AT&T also ranked on the following specialty lists:

  • No. 1 Top 10 Companies for Recruitment
  • No. 1 Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity
  • No. 1 Top 10 Companies for Employee Resource Groups
  • No. 4 Top 10 Companies for Mentoring
  • No. 5 Top 10 Companies for Veterans
  • No. 6 Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees

It’s always wonderful when an authority in the diversity and inclusion space honors us for walking the talk. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our culture and our success. It drives innovation by allowing a wide range of viewpoints to be heard and considered.

– Cynthia Marshall,

Sr. Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

More than 1,800 companies participated in the survey this year. The survey, now in its 17th year, assesses performance based on four key areas of Diversity & Inclusion:

  • Talent Pipeline: workforce breakdown, recruitment, diameter of existing talent, structures
  • Equitable Talent Development: employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement, fairness
  • CEO/Leadership Commitment: accountability for results, personal communications, visibility
  • Supplier Diversity: spend with companies owned by people from underrepresented groups, accountability, support

There's More

We don’t wanna brag but...we’ve won over 100 + awards for diversity and inclusion. And for us, that’s something to write home about. To name a few:

  • 2015 Employer of the Year from Careers & The Disabled Magazine
  • National Association for Female Executives’ 2015 Top Companies List
  • 2015 40 Best Companies for Diversity from Black Enterprise Magazine
  • 2014 Best Company for Mentoring and 2015 Best Company for ERG’s from Asia Society
  • A perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign (LGBT Equality) for the past 10 years
  • Secretary of Defense Freedom Award for supporting employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve

And many more!

Walking the Talk

Our 139-year history of connecting people through technology depends on us putting out best foot forward. How do we do that? By hiring the best talent and then supporting them as they grow.

Our 12 Employee Resource Groups offer our employees a supportive and encouraging network of over 122,000 members. They include:

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Every year, members from our ERG’s gather and celebrate their achievements at our annual ERG Conference. Attendees have the opportunity to go to leadership workshops, participate in fireside chats, network with employees from across the country, and interact with company leaders.

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