Diversity and Inclusion

Verizon is committed to fostering an inclusive environment. We care about diversity in both our employees and our suppliers. Diversity and inclusion is how we achieve success. By celebrating diversity across all spectrums, including but not limited to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran/military status, and age, we are a stronger company and culture.

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 inclusion and diversity 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 Inclusion & Diversity 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 and confidence

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

  • Girls Who Code - Visiolock App

    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"

    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.

  • Play Like a Girl Highlight Reel

    #PlayLikeAGirl recognized as best social campaign

    As a part of the #PlayLikeAGirl campaign, Verizon FiOS asked parents to send in their daughter’s proudest athletic moments. Watch the award-winning video to see the amazing results.

  • Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners at the White House Science Fair

    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 reflects our customer base

Building a workforce that reflects 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 and hire veterans

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

  • 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.

  • 5 reasons Verizon is a great company for Latinas

    Verizon has been ranked No. 2 on the LATINA Style Inc. to Work for in the U.S. list. So what makes Verizon such a great company for Latinas?

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.

  • La Maestra creating the future.

    Verizon helps take health on wheels to Hispanic community

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

  • #PotentialOfUs | Black Girls RUN! Hits the Ground Running | Verizon Wireless

    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 American heritage

    The #IAM_ campaign celebrates the achievements of Asian-Americans and inspires young people to reach their potential.

  • Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities

    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 women, service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises, and small businesses.

A robust supplier diversity program

A robust supplier diversity program

In 2014, Verizon purchased $5.3 billion in goods and services with diverse suppliers, bringing our total spending to $28 billion over the past six 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 resources

2015 Corporate Responsibility Supplement

2015 Responsibility Supplement

Read more on diversity initiatives in our Corporate Responsibility Supplement.

Disability accommodation

Disability Accomodation

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

Equal opportunity

Equal Opportunity Employer

Verizon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.