AT&T is a great place for diversity according to one of the most prestigious diversity publications. DiversityInc announced that we took the 10th spot on the 14th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity rankings before a gathering of more than 750 attendees at an awards dinner in New York City on Tuesday. More than a thousand public and privately held companies competed for spots on the coveted list.
The rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies. Survey participation is free to any company with at least 1,000 U.S. workers.
“We’re proud that once again Diversity Inc. has recognized AT&T as among the best companies in corporate America for diversity and inclusion,” said Debbie Storey, AT&T SVP – Talent Development & Chief Diversity Officer. “In a world where diversity is inevitable, and inclusive cultures drive innovation and growth, we’re also proud of our culture of inclusion at AT&T. It’s that culture that drives us to serve customers in the language they prefer, and to lead the way in offering opportunities to minority- and women-owned businesses through our outstanding supplier diversity program.”
AT&T also ranked on the following specialty lists:
- No. 9 Top 10 Companies for Recruitment
- No. 1 Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity
- No. 5 Top 10 Companies for Employee Resource Groups
- No. 8 Top 10 Companies for Diversity Councils
- No. 10 Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities
- No. 1 Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees
For the entire Top 50 list, go to http://www.diversityinc.com/top50
DiversityInc also announced a number of Specialty Lists, all of which can be viewed in their entirety at www.DiversityInc.com.