Diversity and Inclusion

Winning through 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.

Listen to President and CEO of the National Urban League talk about lessons on leadership and diversity during Black History Month.


Our track record

workforce diversity
Board of Directors
of 12 Board members are women or people of color
approximately spent with diverse suppliers since 2011

Thinking independently, together

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.

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

  • Black Resource Association of Verizon Employees 

  • 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

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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.

Celebrating women in leadership 

Lifting Up: Lessons from Verizon Women Leader podcast

In each episode of this special series, we celebrate a Verizon role model. We hear their success stories and glean wisdom from the ups, downs and detours of their journey. By amplifying diverse voices, we discover the unique superpowers that each one of us brings to the table, and gain tools to achieve personal and professional fulfillment – whatever form that takes.


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.

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

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