Women play a big role at AT&T. With a workforce of 31% and a management team that's 35% female, women make a big impact in technology here. More than 17,200 AT&T women work in STEM roles, and over 1,100 have earned patents. As a named inventor or co-inventor, AT&T women filed more than 5,000 patents. We're also fortunate to work with a lot of "Women Who Inspire who are making a difference in their communities and the world at large.
This is why we make sure women at AT&T feel supported in everything they do. From having a strong network of mentors to making sure we ask the tough questions about unconscious bias and gender stereotyping, we aim to provide a true culture of inclusion where every voice matters. One of the ways we do that is through our immense network of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). The Women of AT&T (WOA) ERG and the Advocates for Women In Tech Employee Network (AWT) are two of our largest female-focused groups and have 29,400 members nationally.
Women Of AT&T
With over 25,000 members in 40 chapters, WOA is the largest ERG at AT&T. WOA aims to promote an environment that recognizes the value of women's contributions both inside and outside AT&T, with volunteerism acting as a key pillar. The organization is celebrating its 46th year connecting and inspiring members to achieve their personal and professional goals and affecting change in their communities.
WOA Key Projects for 2018 Include:
- Professional Development Webinars with over 9,000 participants focused on interviewing, resume writing, and technology innovation.
- Leadership Development Conferences open to internal and external participants with 1 million social media impressions on Twitter #SHIFTBeyond.
- All Home Safe Community engagement initiatives, encouraging everyone in the community to come home and shift the community "From Tolerance to Understanding."
Stacy Canady, Director of External Affairs, says the best years of her life have come with her engagement through Employee Resource Groups via employment at AT&T: ""Within my role at A&T I am able to grow the AT&T brand by giving back to the community where I live and work" Stacy Canady CEO, Women of AT&T National Organization."
Advocates for Women In Tech
The Advocates for Women In Tech Employee Network continues to expand as they add local chapters throughout the country. With a focus on technology, AWT encourages and facilitates the recruitment, development, advancement, and retention of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Members get inspired to develop leadership skills, seize growth opportunities, and participate in events for the larger STEM community.
AWT has exposed me to female leaders at AT&T who are truly changing the industry. Seeing these leaders in action, including many members of our Executive Board of Advisors, has inspired me to want more out of my own career. AWT is sending a message that’s empowering and enabling – we’re creating a true support system for current and future women in STEM.Lee Kattan AWT Member
Here are some of AWT's recent noteworthy achievements and events:
- Launched technical mentoring circles with 60+ senior leaders across AT&T – making AWT the largest provider of mentoring circles across AT&T
- Hosted Technical Acumen series with VPs across different technical areas. First session with an overview of AT&T’s network engaged almost 1,000 employees.
- Broadcast event titled “Designing Women” with senior design leaders to discuss How Design is Changing Business at AT&T
- Participated in New Hire Orientation Fair in Dallas, TX
- Back to School Panel Discussion on Notre Dame Data Science Program
- Skills Pivot Session – Skills to Get You Data-Powered
- Established 7 local chapters across the US