AT&T & CEO Randall Stephenson Honored for Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion

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For the fifth year in a row, AT&T received high praise at the annual DiversityInc awards, ranking among the 2018 Top 50 Companies for Diversity, while CEO Randal Stephenson was honored with an award for his personal commitments to inclusion and equality.

AT&T received high praise for its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion at the annual DiversityInc awards event in New York City last night. We ranked No. 3 on DiversityInc’s 2018 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list – the same as last year. This marks the fifth year in a row we’ve been among the top 10.

DiversityInc also recognized AT&T’s leadership in several specific areas, including:

  • 11 Top Companies for Recruitment -- #2
  • 15 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity -- #6
  • 28 Top Companies for LGBT -- On list (not ranked)
  • 13 Top Companies for ERGs -- #2
  • 14 Top Companies for Mentoring -- #5
  • 20 Top Companies for Diversity Councils -- #9
  • 18 Top Companies for Veterans -- #5

In addition, DiversityInc named AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson the first-ever recipient of its Workplace Civil Rights Leadership Award for his public commitment to equality – citing Randall’s challenge to employees to move beyond tolerance; to seek real understanding. It’s a challenge our employees have embraced.

Randall was also among a group of corporate leaders who signed the CEO in Action pledge in June 2017 – committing to cultivate environments that support open dialogue on diversity and inclusion, expand unconscious bias education and share best practices

AT&T Chief Diversity Officer Corey Anthony, who accepted the award on Randall’s behalf, said, “We’re honored that DiversityInc recognizes our company and our chairman’s leadership. AT&T’s commitment to leading in diversity & inclusion remains stronger than ever.”

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