Spotlight On: Andrea Brands

    November 26, 2014 8:00 AM by AT&T

    In your day-to-day work, what are you doing to help connect the company with communities and how has this work evolved over the past three years?

    I’m going to sound like a broken record, but social media certainly plays a tremendous role in connecting people and communities now. I personally engage in a lot of activity every day on Twitter and LinkedIn. I am always looking for other organizations that I should be following –
    from safety to youth organizations and government officials – so I am up to speed on the latest developments. That has been by far the biggest change in the past three years.

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    AT&T Pledges to Support 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Initiatives

    November 20, 2014 10:00 AM by Nicole Anderson

    We are stepping up to the challenge to help increase the number of students and workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in our country. Our company is one of the largest employers in the country – in 2013 alone we hired about 25,000 employees. Almost ¾ of our recent student hires – including interns – begin their career in a technology centric area. We believe that advancing STEM education is a critical investment to preparing our future workforce.

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    Europe’s Innovators Win at AT&T’s Connected Intersections Challenge

    November 20, 2014 9:30 AM by Marissa Shorenstein

    Across Europe, finding ways to promote entrepreneurship and innovation to create economic growth is a popular topic of conversation. New ideas can also create solutions to problems.

    Building on our efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, AT&T introduced Connected Intersections – a global contest that asked developers to improve traffic safety on New York City streets and other urban environments using smartphone technology. For the past four months, developers from around the world created technologies that connect pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and alert them to potential dangers.

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    My Experience Working and Living Openly Gay in AT&T’s Proud, Award-winning Workplace

    November 19, 2014 9:00 AM by Scott Sapperstein

    As an openly gay general manager at AT&T, I experience AT&T’s commitment to equality and inclusion firsthand; my story as an employee is special because it is unremarkable. From the day I joined AT&T 13 years ago, AT&T fostered an environment where I feel comfortable to share who I am. My husband Rob is a part of my work life just like any spouse, and when he and I married, I was proud to share the news with my AT&T family.

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    Together for Safer Roads: Private Sector Global Coalition Focused on Reducing Road Traffic Collisions Launched

    November 17, 2014 9:30 AM by AT&T

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, AIG, AT&T, Chevron, Ericsson, Facebook, IBM, iHeartMedia, PepsiCo, Walmart Found Cross-Sector Initiative Global coalition launched at United Nations aims to combat the 8th leading cause of death worldwide

    Supports goals of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety

    Ten leading, global companies have joined to create Together for Safer Roads – an innovative cross-sector coalition focused on improving road safety and reducing deaths and injuries by road traffic collisions. The founding members are: Anheuser-Busch InBev, AIG, AT&T, Chevron, Ericsson, Facebook, IBM, iHeartMedia, PepsiCo, and Walmart.

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    From the Frontline to the Boardroom: Building Great Women Leaders

    November 13, 2014 2:54 PM by Debbie Storey

    The Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, hosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, was recently held in Washington, D.C. The event brings together leaders – from business, government, academia – who champion boardroom diversity, to review gender diversity progress in the U.S. and internationally, and to make constructive recommendations for further progress.

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    AT&T By The Numbers

    November 12, 2014 11:03 AM by AT&T

    Every day we work to connect people to their world. In addition to connecting people through technology and devices, we connect students with mentors, employees with their community, and our facilities with resource efficiency practices. Check out our video to get more AT&T highlights from this quarter and to better understand our footprint on the world.

    Appreciating the American Dream

    November 11, 2014 10:25 AM by JoHanna Martinez

    Today I join my family, my Marine family, and my AT&T family to send a very important message to those who served our country in the military: thank you for your dedication, courage and sacrifice.

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    The “Digital Drug” - What Makes You Text & Drive Despite Known Dangers

    November 10, 2014 4:31 PM by Dr. David Greenfield

    Why do some people text and drive, even when they know it’s dangerous?

    The answer is dopamine, a neurochemical that we experience as pleasure in the midbrain. I call dopamine a “digital drug” because we get a little squirt of it every time we get positive news from a friend or loved one by text, email or social media. Our brain is conditioned to seek that positive “hit”, leading many of us to check for messages compulsively.

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    The Joys of Fall

    November 6, 2014 1:56 PM by Kara DeVita

    Fall is one of my favorite seasons and not just because it means the end of summer heat and the welcome of crisp autumn mornings. Every fall, AT&T employees participate in our annual Employee Giving Campaign. And every fall I am reminded of the generosity of the more than 130,000 employees who give back to their community through our campaign. This year was no different – over the last two months we have collected pledges from 131,207 employees, totaling more than $36 million!

    If you visited our headquarters in September, you would have seen hundreds of employees eating cotton candy and playing games as we kicked off our campaign at the annual kick-off carnival.

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