To create and sustain a diverse and inclusive culture, it’s essential that we engage and empower our employees so they can fulfill their greatest potential. Our global employee resource groups (ERGs) and their members serve as ambassadors of diversity and inclusion. While each ERG has its unique mission, together all work toward four common objectives:
ERGs help the V Team to value and leverage our differences – and similarities. By collaborating through ERGs, members bring their whole and authentic selves to their work and contribute their unique perspectives. Knowing their voices are heard and their work is valued, they find a strong sense of belonging, helping to drive Verizon’s competitive advantage.
We want every member of the V Team to bring their best selves and feel included at work every day. So, in addition to engaging thousands of V Teamers through our ERGs, we strengthened our best practices for a diverse and inclusive culture by expanding the reach of our unconscious bias training. Live workshops and virtual training were implemented, covering all levels of the organization in 2018. As we continue to learn about and discuss the impact of unconscious bias, we will explore opportunities to ensure our policies, practices and systems evolve to reflect that learning.
Verizon sponsors nine ERGs: