Corporate Ally for Diversity
By Alena D Alasdar
I was one of the lucky ones - surviving, learning to walk and talk again and returning back to work.
Two years later I have an excellent quality of life with only minor residual impacts. Given what happened, to be left with only a few challenges is considered to be an extraordinary blessing. I am so grateful for the way that AT&T supported me along the way to bring me back up to speed.
I’m proud to say that I work for a company that is inclusive of all backgrounds, races, genders, ages, disabilities and sexual orientations in the workplace, marketplace and community. That’s a large part of why last night we were honored as a Top Corporate Ally for Diversity by Difference Matters magazine, incorporating Work Life Matters, for our commitment and support of employees with disabilities as well as our veteran workforce.
AT&T’s priority to attract, recruit, hire, develop and retain qualified leaders from all walks of life is supported by several initiatives that foster success in the workforce, including:
- AT&T's diversity and inclusion management strategy aligns with our business goals and leadership priorities in key areas including workforce inclusion, community impact, multicultural marketing and supplier diversity.
- AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging fosters relationships with the company's 12 Employee Resource Groups, including IDEAL (Individuals with Disabilities Enabling Advocacy Link) and AT&T Veterans.
It’s incredibly inspiring that AT&T consistently ranks as a great place to work for veterans and people with disabilities. In addition to Difference Matters magazine, the company has been recognized by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine, Military Times magazine, G.I. Jobs magazine, Disability Matters and the Department of Defense.
To learn more about AT&T’s mission to hire the best talent and more, view our diversity careers website and media kit. For a full list of Difference Matters magazine award recipients, please click on this link.