Diversity and Inclusion

We’re all diverse.

Winning through diversity and inclusion

When you’re in the business of connecting people and cultures across the planet, diversity and inclusion is your blueprint for success. We work hard at creating a diverse and inclusive business community. Why? That’s simple. It's smart business.

Employees
59%
workforce diversity
Board of Directors
7
of 13 Board members are women or people of color
Suppliers
$25B
approximately spent with diverse suppliers since 2011

Thinking independently, together

We take pride in our talented and diverse team of people who focus on our customers, every day. Their combined intelligence, spirit and creativity make Verizon a great place to work, learn and grow.

Connecting and engaging employees

Our employee resource groups provide a forum for professional and personal development, celebrating diversity and solving unique business challenges across Verizon’s diverse customer base.

Verizon supports nine employee resource groups:

  • Asian Pacific Employees for Excellence
  • Consortium of Information and Telecommunications Executives
  • Disabilities Issues Awareness Leaders
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employees of Verizon and their Allies
  • Hispanic Support Organization
  • Native American People of Verizon
  • South-Asian Professionals Inspiring Corporate Excellence
  • Veterans Advisory Board of Verizon
  • Women's Association of Verizon Employees

Exploring the impact of workplace bias

We have started exploring the topic of unconscious bias with all levels of leadership. We are interested in how it affects employees, customers, suppliers and the overall business. Our goal is to practice conscious awareness to foster a diverse and inclusive environment which drives our business forward.

Powering business growth and innovation

The story of Verizon and Pinnacle demonstrates that a diverse supply chain and a willingness to invest can not only be mutually beneficial, but business-changing.

A long-standing commitment to supplier diversity

Having diverse suppliers in our supply chain is a business imperative because it affords us diversity of thoughts, ideas, values and innovation that drives our business forward.  Our Premier Supplier Academy program provides educational, technical and business skills training. It also offers one-on-one mentoring, networking events and individualized strategies designed to further our commitment to increasing business opportunities for diverse suppliers. 

Top military employer

Verizon employs more than 11,000 military service members, veterans and reservists.

Recognition

We’re proud to share the awards that we’ve received for our efforts in diversity and inclusion.

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