diversity and inclusion
our efforts in diversity and inclusion are everywhere.
Informally through our programs that invite employees to share their diverse backgrounds with each other. Formally through our many partnerships to encourage underserved students into STEM careers. And continuously through our best-in-class employee groups as they serve our workforce and communities.
Corey Anthony Senior Vice President, Human Resource & Chief Diversity Officer
at&t is home to more than
3,400 people with disabilities
2,000 lgtbq+ individuals
in 2018, our new hires were
62% people of color
diversity initiatives received
26.8% of our 2018 budget
I’ve never felt discriminated against for being gay, Asian, or a veteran. I’ve always felt included and the added perspective I bring to the table is not only welcomed but encouraged.
Leland Kim — Corporate Communications Director
My journey at AT&T has been great, and I look forward to my future here - not only within the design community, but also with the company.
Kristin Jackson — Sr. Lead UX Designer and Architect
Talking to someone who understands exactly where I’m coming from is amazing. I don’t take it for granted.
Femi Olamolu — Senior Technology Solutions Manager
All across the country, our people are committed to making a difference in the communities we believe in. Often times, we do it by offering our resources in support of a larger mission. We’re also proud to take the lead whenever possible, establishing groups to tackle the problems we know are important.
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Connecting underserved high school students to STEM-based experiences for college credit.
The Girls of Promise Coding Summits
Encouraging girls and minorities, grades six through 12, to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Be a Leader Senior Boot Camp
Providing 120 low-income high school seniors with mentoring to prepare for college entrance exams, applications and scholarship writing.
Believe Phoenix will demonstrate and reinforce our commitment to the Greater Phoenix community. Internally, our mission is for AT&T employees and retirees to connect, get involved and give back together. Externally, our goal is to raise awareness and help address and alleviate the escalating problem of hunger in the Valley.
Believe Bay Area
Believe Bay Area is a community and employee-driven initiative focused on building skills and creating college and career pathways for all who seek them, with a special emphasis on STEM education and employment opportunities for diverse millennials and GenZers.
Believe Los Angeles
Believe Los Angeles is a grassroots, employee-driven campaign focused on leveraging AT&T’s assets in the Los Angeles market to support workforce development, career readiness programs, with a special emphasis on digital media and entertainment employment opportunities for underserved students, especially diverse millennials.
Promesa Boyle Heights Community School Model
Providing transitional support for low-income students through a multi-tiered support system that combines social and emotional learning.
GWC Sisterh>>d Campaign
Empowering young girls and women through summer immersion programs hosted at AT&T’s corporate offices.
Believe Chicago is an AT&T employee initiative to improve lives and lift 19 Chicago neighborhoods most affected by gun violence and high unemployment. By focusing our company’s people, hiring, services and contributions, we will lift these neighborhoods and help people who live in them find opportunity they deserve to succeed in education, careers, and life.
Denver Center Theatre Company
Commissioning and hiring female playwrights and directors to produce plays showcasing diverse viewpoints.
The Libre Institute’s Youth Leadership program
Assisting primarily Hispanic students through community service, professional development, college readiness and volunteerism.
SheTech Explorer Day
Introducing rising ninth- and 10th-grade girls to the STEM industry through workshops and a “Tech Challenge.”
The Bridges Program
Offering opportunities for underserved high school students to gain work experience and participate in campus and career field trips.
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The Gardiner Scholarship Program
Helping parents of special needs students access the right programs that fit their educational and support needs.
Believe Atlanta is an initiative that shines a light on what makes the Westside such a vital part of the city’s future, bringing attention to local successes, while rallying the community to focus on remaining needs. Believe Atlanta seeks to cultivate an environment where we can find opportunities to collaborate and ensure the community receives the resources, they need to continue their historic transformation and growth.
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All Girls’ Coding Camp
Educating high school girls on programming languages on coding applications, along with mentorship from STEM professionals.
Working to lift neighborhoods affected by gun violence and high unemployment with the help of AT&T employees.
The Chicago Trades and Apprenticeship Program
Connecting low-income African-American adults with employment through a pre-apprentice course and weekly stipends.
Connecting those at risk of gun violence with employment, cognitive behavioral therapy and support.
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Teaching tech to students
Supporting middle and high school students with HTML and CSS programs, introducing them to STEM careers.
The Young Achievers Program
Providing minority, low-income students with mentorship, college preparedness and career workshops.
Project Ready Summer Reach
Providing predominantly African American high school students with hands-on learning opportunities in STEM.
Grambling State University GAP Funding Initiative
Providing up to 15 scholarships to students with financial need.
Believe New Orleans
Believe New Orleans is an initiative that engages in efforts to create a better future full of opportunity and achievement in the community, highlighting the strengths of the neighborhoods across New Orleans East and supporting the organizations focused on the community’s needs.
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My Brother’s Keeper
Offering individualized case management to help underserved adults secure employment.
Through Believe Boston, positively Digital empowers Boston’s youth to use technology to better their communities, both online and off. The program provides opportunities to learn new skills and meet with state and local leaders and inspires civic engagement to improve lives.
High School Mentoring Academy
Connecting underserved high school girls with mentorships on developing leadership skills, building self-confidence and exploring college and career opportunities.
Academic and Career Institute
Offering an array of academic support and enrichment experiences for underserved high school students to succeed in education and the workforce.
The College Prep Program
Helping African-American girls become fully ready for advanced education with tutoring, test prep, readiness workshops and scholarships.
Southeast Asian teens and young adults
Supporting those from low-income communities with occupational training in IT, health care and hospitality.
Meridian Freedom Project
Providing low-income African American students with year-round academic support, college preparedness and scholarships to Jackson State University.
Supporting the creation of a new science lab for high school students with disabilities.
Make a Musical with the Muny
Providing training, material and resources to help underserved middle school students create a musical theater production and program.
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Believe Las Vegas
Believe Las Vegas is an initiative designed to support this one vision make an impact with our community’s homeless youth population by providing guidance, resources and volunteer support for the more than 1,000 homeless youth in Las Vegas.
Nepantla Scholars Program
Offering nine performance-based scholarships to underserved students.
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Helping underserved high school students develop the skills to succeed in education and the workforce.
ASPIRA Youth Development Program
Serving predominantly Latino high school students, half of whom are recent immigrants in high-poverty schools.
Young Women in Computing
Serving 15 high school girls with project-based activities to develop their computer skills.
Mentoring Latinas Program
Helping high school students stay on track for academic success through Fordham University.
Saint Augustine University
Providing scholarships to 40 underserved, minority, low-income college students.
Providing underserved high school girls with the opportunity to join in hands-on lab experiences.
Hispanic Scholarship Program
Providing approximately 70 scholarships to postsecondary students.
The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Diversity Program
Providing programming to students and their families for academic preparation, financial aid and higher education.
American Indian and Alaska Native students
Connecting students at tribal colleges and universities with scholarships and career partnerships.
Joining in related events across Oklahoma and other states thanks to the volunteerism of over 1,500 AT&T employees.
We supported a program that helps underserved high school students develop their post-graduation plan by offering college placement test preparation, résumé writing assistance, career exploration activities and college campus visits.
Through our support of a STEM-based program that offers hardware and software workshops, we helped to increase rural high school girls’ knowledge of career opportunities in technology and provide them with an opportunity to interact with tech industry role models.
Philadelphia high school students
Supporting a program for underserved students, offering school tours, test prep and mentoring.
Students with disabilities internships
Supporting scholarships to students with disabilities for a 10-week summer program in Washington, D.C.
UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery
Providing support to poor, rural and marginalized areas after Hurricane Maria.
Special needs children
Offering education, social and recreational services to 40 special needs children.
Books to Boys and Girls
Bringing low-income children and communities together through read-alouds, helping children who read below their grade level.
Supporting a program introducing high school girls to cybersecurity through activities, mentorship and field trips.
Females in Science
Serving ninth- and 10th-graders with an eight-month program to engage in agriculture, nature and STEM.
Collaborating with local businesses, homeless support networks and the city to improve the lives of the homeless.
Believe HoustonTM is an AT&T initiative to help improve the quality of life for Houstonians in underserved neighborhoods identified by City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative.
Expanding a program to develop student motivation and planning for college and career.
Preparing freshmen and sophomores for the school’s work-study program with a three-week intensive.
Black Girls CODE
Helping 2,500+ girls of color access technology, computer programming classes and mentoring.
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Preparing underserved high school students for college and careers with campus tours, mentoring and internships.
Hands-on STEM learning
Supporting STEM projects that give 200 students experiential learning opportunities.
Passport to Education
Offering bilingual academic support services and mentoring to underserved Hispanic high school students.
Believe Seattle is a grassroots employee-driven campaign focused on utilizing AT&T’s assets in the greater Seattle area to create positive outcomes for the homeless population.
Southeast Asian Resource Action Center
Serving Southeast Asian youth with a high school retention program, supported through local organizations.
STEM internship program
Supported a program to educate underserved high school students about IT and engineering careers.
George Washington University
Providing 100 percent of term costs to 26 students studying issues of significance to Indigenous communities.
Social Good Bootcamp and Solutions Lab
Inspiring and engaging girls to use STEM for social change through a two-day event hosted by AT&T.
The Education Fund
Offering college scholarships to Hispanic students pursuing postsecondary education.
Full STEAM Ahead
Providing interactive, experiential learning opportunities to Native American high school students.
No matter their background, our people have so much to bring to our team and their careers.
It’s amazing to work for a company with people from so many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Everyone has a voice at the table, making diversity our strength. CHARLES BASSETT — Senior Public Relations Manager
A Place For Everyone
With over 58 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Employee Networks (ENs), there are so many ways to find a community that shares your perspectives and values.
Founded: 1989 as IDEAL, rebranded as Ability in 2018
Dedicated to creating a culture of understanding, awareness, advancement and advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
A team of veterans and non-veterans, coming together a with a passion for serving those who served.
Championing diversity and inclusion, cultural awareness and personal and professional advancement through corporate involvement and community volunteerism.
Fostering an environment where Hispanic and Latino employees can support each other in succeeding professionally, personally and in the community.
Committed to cultural development, career advancement, education and general well-being of all employees, more specifically Native Americans.
Fostering appreciation and inclusion by increasing cultural awareness and developing Asian & Pacific Islander Leaders.
Committed to championing diversity by developing transformational LGBTQ+ leaders within our company and community.
Providing growth opportunities through sustainable programs that build future black communications leaders.
Helping Asian Indian employees at AT&T identify ways to leverage their talents, connections and engagements.
Engaging young professionals and developing leadership skills.
Professionals 50 and Forward
Combining personal and professional strengths to help professionals 50 years of age and older succeed in tomorrow’s world.
Women of AT&T
Connecting and inspiring members to achieve their personal and professional goals while affecting change in the community.
did you know?
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