Hispanic Heritage Month - SOMOS. One familia. Many cultures.
Get inspired to learn about and celebrate the diverse cultures of the Latinx community.
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At Verizon, our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is one of our greatest superpowers.
I am privileged to once again kick off our annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and invite you, along with our SOMOS employee resource group, to enjoy this month of recognition, education, pride and unity.
Many of you heard me say it before, I’m a curious and enthusiastic learner. Did you know the U.S. Hispanic population is now over 62 million strong, making it the second largest ethnic/racial group, and one of the most important contributors to the U.S. economy and customer segments at the same time? They are a force for growth.
Verizon continues to support many causes and initiatives that benefit the Latinx community all year long. In fact, just yesterday, Verizon once again attained a high score on the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Inclusion Index for our all-rounded commitment to the community.
We understand and prioritize the experiences for our Latinx customers. Building on our Verizon te da más because we care promise, we offer value and choice through our unique products and services as well as relevant offers and promotions.
Our SOMOS ERG unites the voices of 4,000+ Latinx employees who uniquely contribute to shaping how we support them, our customers, and the communities they live in. SOMOS has been a passionate and dedicated ambassador for career development, talent attraction, and more.
As a proud sponsor of SOMOS, I am excited to invite you to join a month-long SOMOS program themed, “SOMOS. One Familia. Many Cultures.” Get inspired to uncover more about the Latinx community—from their diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures, unique histories, challenges to their successes—and to take action. The pandemic continues to impact the Latinx community, so this year, let’s celebrate the resilience and power of this community.
On September 29, tune in to the Hispanic Heritage Month edition of Entérate with its host Diana Alvear. Launched earlier this year, Entérate is our own content platform celebrating diversity and the Latinx community.
And throughout the month, don’t miss the opportunity to give back – there are many volunteer opportunities to sign up for and celebrate with your colleagues, friends and families. Among them, the Verizon-funded HISPA 20,000 Stories project features volunteers' stories in many formats.
To close off the month, I will host a panel on first-generation immigrants with some of our very own SOMOS V Teamers on October 15, following Up To Speed.
Espero verlos allí ¡y en los muchos eventos a lo largo del mes!
(Hope to see you there and at the many events throughout the month!)