AT&T Receives Broad Recognition for Hispanic Diversity

Dallas, Texas, September 27, 2010

AT&T* today announced it has recently been recognized by several organizations for its continuing success at  increasing Hispanic representation among its workforce and supply chain, for its inclusion of Hispanics at all levels, and for its commitment to Hispanic consumers and community in general. 

  • AT&T ranked #2 company for HispanicsHispanic Business, September 2010
  • AT&T Global Supplier Diversity inducted into the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Million Dollar Club – September 2010
  • President and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, Ralph de la Vega, inducted in the USHCC’s CEO Circle – September 2010
  • AT&T’s Hispanic Latino employee resource group, HACEMOS, named the winner of the USHCC ERG Challenge – September 2010
  • Dr. Alicia Abella, Executive Director of AT&T Labs, awarded the Great Minds in STEM Hispanic STEM Achievement Award. (STEM refers to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.)
  • Ralph de la Vega named the HENAAC 2010 Conference Engineer of the Year
  • Listed as one of 12 Best Companies for Latinas – LatinaStyle magazine

 “We are honored by the prestige of the organizations that have recognized our efforts,” said Cindy Brinkley, AT&T’s senior vice president Talent Development and chief diversity officer.  “AT&T has long been a leader in diversity and inclusion on many fronts and it’s very gratifying to be recognized by leading Hispanic organizations – particularly as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month,” she added. 

Twelve percent of AT&T’s total workforce –and 14 percent of new hires in 2009 — are Hispanic.  HACEMOS, the Hispanic Latino Employees Association at AT&T has 1,300 members and is a pillar in the Hispanic community.  AT&T is the preferred provider of wireless service to the Hispanic community, a reflection of the company’s efforts to serve the Hispanic Consumer Market segment with marketing and advertising activities that are culturally relevant and respectful of the Hispanic culture.  Among these is the conversion of more than 700 AT&T stores nationwide to a bilingual concept, allowing Hispanic consumers to conduct business in either English or Spanish.  On the community front, since 2008, AT&T has contributed more than $50 million to more than 450 organizations to support projects focused on strengthening the Hispanic community.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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