AT&T Receives Top Honors for Commitment to Hispanics
Company Recognized by LATINA Style Magazine for 10th Consecutive Year
San Antonio, Texas.-AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that the company has been recognized by three Hispanic magazines for the company’s commitment to people of color, and more specifically, the Hispanic community.
AT&T has once again been selected as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For in the United States, also known as the LATINA Style 50, by LATINA Style magazine. AT&T is included among the Top 12 Companies in this year’s list, which appeared in the August 2007 issue of the magazine.
For this year’s LATINA Style 50 list, more than 800 U.S. corporations were surveyed on items deemed most important by the publication’s Hispanic female readers, including mentoring programs, Latina executives and board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support and employee benefits. AT&T has been included among the magazine’s 50 Best Companies for 10 consecutive years and was also ranked among the Top 12 Companies in 2006.
“It is particularly significant that AT&T, a technology company, was chosen for the LATINA Style 50 list,” said Robert Bard, president and publisher of LATINA Style magazine. “Even more, being one of the Top 12 Companies makes a strong statement regarding the company’s commitment to develop and nurture Latina talent. All research on the future of the labor market indicates that some of the most promising careers of the future are in the technology field. Latinas have significant representation at AT&T, a strong indication that the commitment to develop their talents is a priority for the company and is something that will certainly continue in the future.”
In addition to this accolade from LATINA Style, AT&T has been named as one of the Diversity Elite 60 by Hispanic Business magazine and has been selected for Latin Business magazine’s Corporate Diversity Honor Roll. The Latin Business and Hispanic Business lists recognize companies’ commitments to reaching out to Hispanics in the areas of recruitment, promotion, procurement, philanthropy and marketing. The lists are included in the Fall issues of the magazines.
“Diversity and inclusion are top priorities at AT&T,” said Bob Reed, vice president-Diversity & Inclusion. “These elements are the cornerstone of a successful business strategy, and these recognitions reflect our philosophy.”
Other honors that AT&T has received in 2007 include being ranked No. 3 among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity because of the company’s commitment to diversity in the workplace and marketplace. AT&T also was ranked No. 1 among DiversityBusiness.com’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities because of the consistency and quality of business opportunities granted to minority- and women-owned companies.
In cultivating and championing diversity and inclusion, AT&T has created a better business environment, which has made the company an employer of choice, a preferred business partner and an important contributor to the community.
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