No. 3 | AT&T | DiversityInc Top 50
WHY THEY'RE ON THE LIST
- Blacks, Latinos and Asians in Senior Leadership: 20% more than the Top 50
- Blacks, Latinos and Asians Among Those Promoted Into Management: 43.3% more than the Top 50
- Supplier Diversity: Spent 32.3% more of total procurement with tier-1 women-owned suppliers than the Top 50
AT&T moves up one spot on list, becoming one of the top three companies.
AT&T’s eighth annual National ERG Conference in September 2016 had the largest attendance ever at with more than 1,800 member guests. It was an opportunity for employees to connect and hear from Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson.
The company published, “From Tolerance to Understanding,” a resource guide that builds off of Stephenson’s speech. The employee networks also added two new organizations: AT&T Professional Engineers Network and Pulse of India. ERG and employee network memberships topped 134,000. And, ERG volunteer hours reached a record 369,910 hours.
AT&T spent more than 24 percent of its total procurement spend with diverse suppliers, surpassing its 21.5 percent annual goal.
The company also increased its annual disabled-veteran business enterprise subcontracting spend by 8 percent over 2015.
Through the Aspire Mentoring Academy, employees crossed the 1.5 million-hour mark (since 2012) on mentoring to reach more than 260,000 students in 392 cities.
AT&T used a yearlong paid media campaign on Facebook to engage people with disabilities and highlight how the company’s products/services can benefit them and their caregivers in everyday life.
The company’s “New GenerAsian” campaign used Instagram to enable Asian Americans nationwide to connect and share their personal journeys in a fun, creative way.
AT&T introduced the Charity Rewards Program so employees could support a nonprofit organization of their choice during our annual Employee Giving Campaign.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
“AT&T places a priority on diversity and on respecting differences. This helps us move faster, innovate quicker and serve customers more effectively as our industry becomes more dynamic and competitive. Embracing and engaging diversity at all levels helps drive our success.”
Senior Vice President – HR and Chief Diversity Officer
“We challenge ourselves every day to make our diversity efforts even more impactful — for our employees, in our communities and on behalf of our shareowners. At AT&T, we believe every voice matters, and we use the power of inclusion continually to deliver better outcomes.”
U.S. Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
Global Employees: 237,734
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 4
OTHER DIVERSITYINC LISTS
• No. 1 Recruitment
• No. 2 Supplier Diversity
• No. 3 Employee Resource Groups
• No. 4 Veterans
• No. 8 Mentoring
• No. 12 Diversity Councils
• LGBT Employees