Over the last two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with an incredible group of women entrepreneurs who have traveled thousands of miles to be in Dallas for PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®.Read More »
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Texting & Driving … It Can Wait: Five Million Pledges, More Than a Million Apps Downloaded, and the Launch of #XJuly 28, 2014 11:00 AM by Charlene Lake
The scope and impact of the Texting & Driving … It Can Wait® movement has drawn comparisons to successful campaigns to change behaviors around smoking, wearing seatbelts and drunk driving. That’s encouraging, because those efforts are, in many ways, models of the success we’re trying to achieve.Read More »
July 26th will mark the 24th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush, the ADA is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that recognized and sought to reverse the discrimination that persons with disabilities face in the areas of employment, transportation, public services and access to information. The law also paved the way for future disability rights gains nationally and internationally, including the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) of 2010. The CVAA was a critical step toward ensuring that persons with disabilities have access to online information. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was also based in large part on the ADA to help promote the civil rights of persons with disabilities around the world. The US can be proud of its leadership role on disability issues. AT&T hopes to see the Senate ratify the CRPD soon.
Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging and services companies in the world, recently recognized AT&T as a 2014 Sonoco Sustainable Supplier at the company’s annual Supplier Diversity Business Conference and networking dinner.Read More »
Last week, the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held their successful and star-studded 85th Annual National Convention, which drew more than 20,000 people and featured both First Lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez. As the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the U.S., LULAC’s convention was a chance for the organization to address critical issues that impact Latino communities.Read More »
Funding is in addition to 1 million hours of mentoring being provided by AT&T employees
When you make that decision to put your can in the recycling bin, use a recyclable container for your lunch, or pick up a few pieces of trash in your local park – do you wonder whether your efforts to improve the world actually make a difference?Read More »
PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program aims to empower women globally
Some have lived through war, and some have languished in poverty, yet all have persevered and are coming to Dallas to celebrate their past achievements and the promise for a better tomorrow. This month, twenty-eight women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda will arrive for the final phase of the 2014 PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program.Read More »
Last month I had the opportunity to attend the MCON Conference in Chicago, an event AT&T proudly helped sponsor. MCON is focused on bringing together leaders from corporations, social causes and the public service sector to engage Millennials across these fields. Samantha Lasky, Director of Communications for AT&T’s C&S team, spoke on a panel of peers that explored corporate engagement of Millennials in the workplace and highlighted AT&T’s emphasis on social responsibility and talent development.Read More »