Big news! We’re Top 10 again for Multicultural Women.

By: Lillian Doremus

For the 16th time we’ve ranked as a Top 10 Best Company for creating a culture that enables multicultural women to achieve their career goals.

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Winning never gets old, and this year we couldn’t be prouder to land a position in the Top 10 again. Seramount, formerly Working Mother Media, has recognized Verizon as a Best Company for Multicultural Women. But that’s not all — we’ve earned top honors for the 16th time in this recognition.  

Verizon was named a top company because of our best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting multicultural women in the U.S. And for the past 16 years, we’ve been in the top 10 — an honor we don’t take lightly. We’ve collectively worked hard to achieve our success.

Seramount, which has tracked the cultures of leading corporations since 2003, empowers its clients to understand the business benefits of an inclusive workplace with their qualitative and quantitative metrics regarding the employee experience. They provide actionable insights, data-powered solutions and events that help to guide companies with evolving cultural standards.

Inclusion matter. We walk the talk. 

As we move the world forward for all, we continue to create new opportunities while enhancing and amplifying existing ones. We focus on developing future leaders and we celebrate the contributions of women in the workplace. Some of our growth and development programs and initiatives that resulted in our recognition include:

  • WOW (Women of the World) — A year-long personal and professional leadership development program with 1,500 women selected via a competitive process.
  • Verizon WAVE (Womxn’s Association of Verizon Employees) — Our volunteer-based employee resource group operating on four priorities: career, culture, customer and community.
  • Women’s CoLab — This year, we announced a new initiative titled Women’s CoLab. Planned to launch later this year, women will have access to best-in-class resources and content designed to empower them in owning their careers to realize their greatest ambitions.
  • Women’s History Month — We elevated and celebrated women and their contributions through various events, including MAKERS viewing parties, financial planning and awareness programs, Wellness Wednesdays highlighting women’s health, a panel discussion about Black women in corporate America, a live-stream event with Eimear Noone, the first woman to conduct the Oscars orchestra, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) mentorship and volunteer opportunities with young girls, and so much more.
  • Anti-Racism Training — These include the Racial Justice and Equity Learning Plan, Ally Skills, Unconscious Bias, and Conscious Inclusion & Anti-Racism.
  • Courageous Conversations and EAP (Employee Assistance Program) Support Groups — Open and safe forums for all V Teamers to discuss issues surrounding inequalities, ways to create more inclusive environments, build awareness about social justice matters, and more.
  • Partnerships with recruitment organizations focused on diversity, including Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in ComputingSociety of Women Engineers, National Society of Black EngineersGreat Minds in Stem, and more.
  • Expanded recruitment partnerships with existing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Celebrations honoring important cultural moments, including Black History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and more.

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About the author(s):

Lillian Doremus is a member of the Verizon HR Communications team. She highlights workplace culture and employee achievements.

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