Diversity & inclusion
Recognition and recruiting partnerships
Verizon continues to earn numerous awards for our success in building a diverse and inclusive culture. Among them:
- 100% score, Disability Equality Index. For the second consecutive year we earned a 100% rating on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), demonstrating the value of our diverse and inclusive experiences for employees, customers and suppliers.
- 100% rating in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, earning Verizon the distinction of being one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ equality. Verizon has scored 85 points or better in 12 of the years we've participated.
- Top Companies for Executive Women. For the 10th year, the National Association of Female Executives named Verizon to its annual list of Top Companies for Executive Women.
- Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) provided Verizon with a maximum rating for 2017.
- Black Enterprise named Verizon to its 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. The publication has recognized Verizon for four consecutive years.
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Building stronger relationships
Verizon is a sponsor of numerous diversity organizations and partners with their local chapters located on college campuses where we recruit new talent. Our partnerships include The Anita Borg Institute and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event, Corporate Partner Council for the Society of Women Engineers, Corporate Affiliate for the National Society of Black Engineers, Industrial Partner Council for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Great Minds in STEM’s Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Award Conference, The U.S. Business Leadership Network and the National Business Disability Council.
In 2017 Verizon launched AdFellows, an eight-month marketing fellowship in which participants rotate through Verizon and our agency partners to gain both client and agency experience. The project’s objective is to improve diversity within the marketing profession, and is focused specifically on African-American and Hispanic talent. The initiative launched with 19 participants and will expand to 30 in 2018. Our goal is to offer positions to 90 percent of those who successfully complete the fellowship, to be hired either by Verizon or our agency partners.