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2016 may be drawing to a close, but the buzz around AT&T’s diversity and inclusion efforts is still going strong.   

We pride ourselves on cultivating a diverse environment. It’s critical to surround yourself with varying ideas -- for personal development and successful business. Well, some of the nation’s top diversity organizations and publications agree. And they’re recognizing AT&T and our leaders for outstanding work in diversity & inclusion.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has honored AT&T for the 13th straight year with a 100% score on their Corporate Equality Index. The index rates employers on their treatment of employees who identify as members of the LGBT community. This 100% score has once again earned AT&T the distinction of being one of the HRC’s Best Places to Work for LGBT employees. But the companywide recognition doesn’t stop at this latest HRC honor.

Black Enterprise named AT&T one of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity in 2016. This recognition comes from success in four areas: employee base, senior management, board of directors and procurement.

The National Association of Minority Companies Inc. (NAMCO) also honored AT&T with a Top Corporation Walk the Walk Diversity Award. NAMCO selected AT&T for our commitment to creating a truly diverse and inclusive work environment where every voice matters.

Professional Woman’s Magazine further recognized our diversity accomplishments with their 2016 Best of the Best award. We earned this honor because of our support for the Disabled and LGBT communities and for being a top diversity supplier.

AT&T sets itself apart with a diverse workforce at all levels. Our resource investment in local communities, among other achievements, helped land us on this list.

EBONY named AT&T Chief Diversity Officer Cynt Marshall to its annual Power 100 list. She joins other black leaders in business, social activism and entertainment who are blazing a trail in their respective fields. Cynt’s incredible work as senior vice president-HR and chief diversity officer for one of the world’s most recognizable brands earned her a spot on the list.

Rolling Out also honored Cynt as a part of the magazine’s national Female Success Factors series. It recognizes women in major cities nationwide who are leaders in their industries and inspire others. She also made the magazine’s list of Top 25 Women in Dallas.

 AT&T Global Marketing Director L. Michelle Smith also made the list. Her team handles the strategic and creative storytelling of our citizenship & sustainability and diversity efforts.

But the list of recent recognitions doesn’t stop there.  Belinda Grant-Anderson, vice president of diversity and inclusion, received the Walk the Walk Diversity Award from the National Association of Minority Companies Inc. (NAMCO) earlier this month. Belinda has long championed AT&T’s mission of building and empowering a diverse workforce.

The Women in Technology organization recognized Tracy Garner, vice president, internet and entertainment field services, AT&T technology operations, by naming her to their 2016 Woman of the Year list. Tracy earned this prestigious award under the Large/Enterprise Organization category.

Lastly, four AT&T leaders were named as “Women Worth Watching” by Diversity Journal:

  • Anne Chow, President, Integrator Solutions, AT&T Global Business
  • Jennifer Biry, Senior Vice President, Finance, AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Norberta Noguera, vice president, security & advanced applications
  • Kay Kapoor, president, global pacific sector

To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, head here. You can also check out the 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report

Belinda Grant Anderson, vice president, diversity and inclusion 

Belinda Grant Anderson
Belinda Grant Anderson vice president, diversity and inclusion