No. 3 | AT&T




  • 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, 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.


Randall Stephenson
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."

Corey Anthony
Senior Vice President – HR and Chief Diversity Officer

"Even as we transform our company in today's fast-changing environment, we continue to raise the bar on our diversity and inclusion practices because we've seen this commitment help drive innovation — benefiting our employees, communities, partners and shareowners."



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