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