Women Leading the way at AT&T

14 Mar 2014 | AT&T

Tagged: Diversity, People,

More than 90,000 women working at AT&T lead a transformation in the way we connect with our world. These women are executives, engineers, marketers, salespeople, finance leaders, attorneys and most importantly—they are mentors for the next generation of female leaders.

Women at AT&T are helping lead innovation and technology advances in the communications field:

  • 134 women are senior leaders for our company and another 1,962 women are General Managers.
  • 32 percent of managers at top technical companies are women. At AT&T more than 37 percent of managers are women.
  • More than 1,000 women inventors are named on AT&T patents.
  • More than 16,400 AT&T women are in STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—jobs.
  • More than 26,800 AT&T women run our world-class Network Operations.

To recruit and retain top tier talent, AT&T invests in the tools needed to empower employees to succeed.

  • Corporate, AT&T Foundation and employee giving programs have contributed more than $14.6 million in support of women over the past five years.
  • There are 42 Employee Resource Group chapters for Women of AT&T with nearly 15,200 members.
  • AT&T women account for more than half of the Leadership Development Program participants.
  • Nearly 60 percent of AT&T women managers are in mentoring relationships.

Since 1995, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have given $87 million to support STEM initiatives focused on women and others who are underrepresented succeed:

  • Girl Scouts: In late 2013, AT&T awarded a $625,000 contribution to Girl Scouts of the USA (NY) to support the second phase of their “IMAGINE Your STEM Future” program. The program will provide opportunities for 800 girls who are at-risk of dropping out to experience hands-on STEM learning activities.
  • Girls Inc.: A $250,000 contribution from AT&T will support the development phase in year one of a three-year national STEM-focused career development and college prep program for girls. The pilot phase of this project will serve 50 girls ages 15-18 and will expand on the important work Girls Inc. is doing to increase the number of girls graduating from high school under the organization’s existing STEM-focused Eureka! Program.
  • Girls Who Code: AT&T provided a $75,000 contribution to this New York organization to support an experiential learning program in computer science focused on high school girls and designed to increase interest in pursuing technology and engineering fields.

AT&T celebrates women leaders

  • Ranked #1 of 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For by LATINAStyle Magazine in 2013
  • 14 straight years as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises
  • Named as a Top Company for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives.
  • Ranked in the Top 50 Companies for Diversity, by Diversity Inc.
  • Ranked in the Top 50 Employers by Women’s Engineer Magazine
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