Diversity & Inclusion

At Verizon, diversity means cultivating an inclusive organization that reflects the marketplace and leverages the diversity of employees, customers, suppliers and community partners. We are proud of our global and multicultural workforce of 176,800 employees. In recruiting and advancing people from diverse backgrounds, we are confident that we can better understand and serve the unique needs of our diverse customer base with creative and innovative solutions.

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.


Nurturing Diverse Talent Begins at the Top

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion begins at the top, and we measure our progress like any other business objective.

EMBRACING PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE

At Verizon's Annual Global Diversity & Inclusion Conference, leaders and employees came together to celebrate the uniqueness that each person brings to Verizon.

CURBING STEREOTYPES. DRIVING RESULTS.

Allison Cole does not allow her age, race or gender to handicap her path to success. Allison comes from a small family, but had big dreams. Today, she leads a team of 4,000 employees.


Empowering Women To Embrace Their Talent & Confidence

From encouraging greater involvement in STEM fields to grooming leadership skills, Verizon is encouraging young girls and women to realize their greatest potential.

YOU CAN BE MORE THAN PRETTY. YOU CAN BE PRETTY BRILLIANT.

Verizon partnered with Girls Who Code to help expand girls' interest and involvement in STEM fields.

A WAY TO 'YES': BREAKING INTO THE "BOYS' CLUB"

Michelle Miller doesn’t take no for an answer, because she knows there’s a way to yes. Area President for Verizon Wireless, Michelle learned that she could do anything, no matter what was on the other side of the challenge.

#PLAYLIKEAGIRL RECOGNIZED AS “BEST SOCIAL CAMPAIGN”

FiOS’ “Play Like A Girl’ campaign celebrates young girls’ achievements in sports. The campaign solicited over 50,000 inspiring and empowering stories of young girls.

GIVING NEW MEANING TO GIRL POWER

Six girls from Resaca Middle School had a big dream: to create a navigational app for their visually-impaired classmate. With the help of Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge, their dream became a reality.

Building A Workforce That Mirrors Our Customer Base


Building A Workforce That Mirrors Our Customer Base

Verizon supports a variety of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) within the workplace. ERGs provide our teams with a wealth of information to help us better understand our customers and suppliers.

 

RECRUITERS, SHOW YOUR STRIPES & HIRE VETERANS.

RECRUITERS, SHOW YOUR STRIPES & HIRE VETERANS

Verizon is rallying for military recruits – not just because it’s a smart business decision, but also a patriotic one.

Workplace Diversity

RAISING THE BAR ON WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

Read about the thousands of Verizon employees, who are giving renewed enthusiasm to community outreach, business operations and workforce diversity initiatives.  

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Understanding the Markets We Serve

Diversity is reflected in all that we do. From our marketing efforts to community outreach initiatives and multicultural event sponsorships, Verizon is committed to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

 

VERIZON HELPS TAKE HEALTH ON WHEELS TO HISPANIC COMMUNITY

Zara Marselian’s Drive Has Improved the Well Being of Low-Income, Underserved Hispanic Families.

BLACK GIRLS RUN! HITS THE GROUND RUNNING

Co-founder Ashley Hicks shares the history of Black Girls RUN! and how partnering with Verizon’s Potential Of Us program is inspiring African American women to get fit.

 

Verizon celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage month

VERIZON SPONSORS #IAm MINI-DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Verizon celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage month with more than 50 Asian American celebrities in the mini-documentary series “#IAm.”

HOW DO YOU DEFINE A DISABILITY?

Tom Boudrow is the Outreach Manager at the Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities. His definition of a disability is “when the person and the environment don’t match.” 


Recognized for Supplier Diversity

Verizon has a long-standing commitment to supplier diversity with goals, initiatives and incentives designed to drive broad inclusion in our supply chain for certified minority, women and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises.

Supplier Diversity

A ROBUST SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM

In 2013, Verizon purchased $6.3 billion in goods & services with diverse suppliers, bringing our total spending to more than $22 billion over the past five years.

 

 

Ensuring Suppliers Honor Our Code

ENSURING SUPPLIERS HONOR OUR CODE

Our Supplier Code of Conduct ensures that our suppliers are aware of our expectations of them to conduct business ethically and with respect.

Key Diversity and Inclusion Resources

RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

Read more on Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives in our 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report.

DISABILITY ACOMMODATION

Verizon provides reasonable accommodation for qualifying individuals and veterans with disabilities.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Verizon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Read our Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy.