“The only limits in life are those we place on ourselves.”

These wise words have always stuck with our Senior Vice President of Premium Care, Carmen P. Nava. Her mother’s sage advice planted the seed for a rock star work ethic that has catapulted Carmen to be the highest ranking Latina at AT&T.

She was listed as such in LATINA Style magazine’s LATINA Style 50 this past month. AT&T ranked number 2 on the prestigious list, moving up one spot from last year.

As a 30-year-veteran at AT&T, Carmen has worked in everything from billing to external affairs and marketing. She credits her success to family support that empowers her to determine her own destiny.

And it helps to have a supportive employer.

“My parents wanted their children to go farther and be even more successful than they were,” she recalled. “That’s how we advance as a community; with each generation doing better than the previous generation.”  

At AT&T, diversity entails a unique variety of backgrounds, experiences, points of view, and even personalities. All these traits come together to give us a competitive advantage by leveraging our most important asset – our people.

This all factors in to AT&T receiving yet another honor for our culture of diversity. LATINA Style evaluates Fortune 1000 companies each year based on their leadership programs, employee benefits and Latina representation in senior positions. We made the cut because:

  • 35% of our U.S. workforce is female
  • 42% our U.S. workforce is made up of people of color
  • 32% of our new hires in 2014 were women

The report also recognized AT&T’s Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group, HACEMOS. We won the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2014 for completing 31,065 hours of volunteer work. We also took home 3rd place in the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual ERG Summit last month.

Nava serves on the group’s Advisory Board.

AT&T has made the list every year for the past 18 years.

Read the full report here. And to learn more about our corporate citizenship, click here.