WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
Having earned a spot on every list since the DiversityInc Top 50 started in 2001, Verizon Communications places an emphasis on diverse talent, supplier diversity and philanthropic initiatives.
Chief Talent and Diversity Officer Magda Yrizarry leads Verizon’s global diversity, recruitment, executive development and succession planning.
Through its education programs, Verizon Mobile Learning Academy and the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, the company is using mobile technology to increase student achievement and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with emphasis on underrepresented groups.
The company’s National Academy Foundation helps employees mentor students with STEM-focused activities, including job shadowing, résumé writing, interview training and hands-on engineering projects. Its Volunteer Incentive Program allows employees who volunteer 50 or more hours to earn a $750 grant for the nonprofit.
Chairman and CEO
“A diverse workplace is one of Verizon’s biggest strengths as a global innovation leader. Our employees’ unique backgrounds and perspectives are key to our success in delivering technology solutions that create value for our customers, shareholders and society.”
Chief Talent and Diversity Officer
“Verizon’s industry leadership relies on our inclusive culture where everyone brings their unique background and experience to the table. It is a critical part of acquiring, developing and retaining the best possible talent that serves our customers every day.”
U.S. Headquarters: New York City
Global Employees: 179,646
U.S. Employees: 167,274
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 43