If you’re just starting a professional career, you may not have heard of Employee Groups. These voluntary, employee-led groups help people of similar backgrounds and interests to network, collaborate and make a difference.  They are also true to our inclusive culture: each group is not only open to employees who identify with that community, but also their allies. What is an Employee Group’s ultimate goal? It varies by each case: bridging gaps between generations, raising awareness on important issues, mentoring or just volunteering in communities.

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The work of our Employee Groups can be found in everything we do. It’s thanks to these groups that our products and services are possible with great people supporting them. It’s only natural that we celebrate.

Every year, our Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report looks back to reflect on some of the biggest wins, milestones, and stories employee groups have to share. Take a look at what they accomplished throughout 2019:

Our Women Led Employee Groups

ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN IN TECH

Founded 2014 | 4,100+ members

Continued technical mentoring through 63 Circles with 1,000+ participants.

ASIAN PACIFIC WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION

Founded 2015 | 600+ members

Held “R U OK Week,” focusing on emotional intelligence.

AT&T EMEA WOMEN’S NETWORK (AEWN)

Founded 2013 | 800+ members

Continued speaker series, mentoring and coffee/match sessions.

AT&T WOMEN OF BUSINESS 

Founded 2019 | 5,000+ members

Held International Allies of Multi-Cultural Women sessions, attended by colleagues across the business in person and via a global webcast. Executive panel members discussed the importance of women advocacy and provided real-life examples of how to be an ally every day.

AT&T WOMEN OF FINANCE

Founded in 2013 | 5,000+ members

Focused on networking, mentoring and education pillars, hosting 70+ networking events across 19 cities and supporting 78 mentoring circles with 780 mentees.

LADIES IN TECHNOLOGY AT TURNER (LITT)

600+ members

Continued support for Girls Who Code.

TURNER WOMEN

1,900 members+

Served over 200 mentees through our Turner Women’s Circle Mentoring program, a nine-month program that pairs two executive level mentors with approximately 10-15 female mentees.

WOMEN @HBO

Founded 2016 | 1,100+ members

Held International Women’s Day events in New York, Santa Monica and Seattle to help forge gender equality, celebrate women’s achievement and raise awareness against biases by taking action for equality. Companywide activation included panel discussions, cross-function collaboration and community/relationship building.

WOMEN OF AT&T

Founded 1972 | 21,500+ members

Launched the suicide prevention initiative WOA Rocks, reaching elementary to college-age students through programs life GIFT Day.

WOMEN OF WARNER

Founded 2005 | 1,600+ members

Onboarded Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) as new community partner, inviting a group of girls to the WB studio lot and creating programming for them to learn about the entertainment industry, as well as provide an opportunity for members to volunteer.

Employee Groups for Veterans

AT&T VETERANS

Founded 1983 | 8,800+ members

Contributed over 30,000 volunteer hours to veteran-focused events and organizations such as Carry the Load, Operation Gratitude, Wreaths, Across America, and Get to Zero.

HBO SALUTE

Founded 2014 | 100+ members

Memorial Day/Fleet Week partnership with USO Operation That’s My Ride to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to their children throughout their service. That’s My Ride provides a targeted opportunity to connect through the classic gift of a bicycle.

VALOR @WARNER BROS.

Founded 2017 | 300+ members

Supported FitNation 5K Run in conjunction with Veterans Day.

TURNER VETS

400+ members

Partnered with HBO Salute to hold a

Veterans Day Bootcamp.

AT&T FIRST RESPONDER EMPLOYEE NETWORK

Founded 2019 | 1000+ members

Pursued outreach with external FirstNet responder organizations.

Employee Groups for Employees with Disabilities

ABILITY

Founded 1989 | 4,900+ members

Continued to support removing stigma of and prioritizing mental health.

TURNER DISABILITY

230+ members

Worked on creating an inclusive hiring program focused on interns and apprentices with disabilities.

Employee Groups for LGBTQ+ Employees

LEAGUE at AT&T

Founded 1987 | 5,700+ members

Won the 2019 Excellence in Action Best Overall Program Award for our Stonewall 50 program in partnership with WarnerMedia and Xandr LBGTQ+ groups, which included building a microsite to commemorate the anniversary.

OUT@WARNER BROS.

Founded 2002 | 350+ members

Participated in L.A. Pride March with support from AT&T, HBO, Turner and Warner Bros.

HBO PROUD

Founded 2005 | 350+ members

In an ongoing effort to catalyze greater awareness and education for the Trans/ GNC community, HBO Proud engaged with employees to educate them about Transgender Day of Remembrance while distributing pronoun pins, a one-page infographic from The 519 on creating safe spaces for our GNC peers and inspiring greater conversation, and trans flags/stickers.

TURNOUT

940+ members

The TurnOut NY chapter participated with LGBTQ+ BRGs across HBO, Warner Bros., AT&T and Xandr to represent the company at the 2019 WorldPride March in NYC, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. More than 200 employees from across the company participated.

Employee Groups for Asian American Employees

INSPIRASIAN

Founded 2006 | 8,000+ members

Won an Excellence in Action Innovation award for Dare to Be, an innovative marketing initiative that raised money for scholarships and increased employee engagement in support of InspirASIAN.

FACES

Founded 1985 | 2,810+ members

Continued National Cultural Series focused on bringing awareness to the history of Filipino-American heroes who served our country, highlighting Filipino food, culture and more and bringing attention to two Filipina leaders at AT&T who embody empowerments and overcoming obstacles.

MOSAIC

Founded 2005 | 250+ members

Held Asian executives panel across all business units to spotlight Asian talent in front of and behind the camera. Hosted a screening and panel event showcasing three finalists in the Visionaries competition.

NETWORK FOR ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS (NAPA) @WARNER BROS.

Founded 2006 | 300+ members

Celebrated Undas/Día de los Muertos in partnership with UNIDOS to help educate and spread awareness about the cultural significance of this day.

OASIS

Founded 2001 | 5,200+ members

Launched the Your Planet Matters program in partnership with AT&T Corporate Social Responsibility to help save our precious natural resources for future generations.

PULSE OF INDIA

Founded in 2016 | 440+ members

Increased our focus on Skill Development and conducted the “ Introduction to Patents” for all India employees in collaboration with the AT&T Innovation Network.

TURNER ASIA

560+ members

Hosted APA Screenings of WarnerMedia content like “The Ho’s,” “Detective Pikachu,” “Warrior” and “Chasing Life.”

Employee Groups for Black Employees

The NETWORK Black Integrated Communications Professionals (BICP)

Founded 1969 | 11,000+ members

Hosted The NETwork eSTEAM Fair to bridge the digital divide and technical skills gap by exposing high-performing minority youth ages 11-14 to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). Our programming provides STEAM-centered educational enrichment to the next-generation workforce, primarily located in underserved communities.

BLACK EMPLOYEES @WARNER BROS (BE)

Founded 2004 | 400+ members

Continued KITS (Kids in the Spotlight) Summer Program, which was created by BE in 2018 and expanded in 2019 to include programs at both WB and NBCUniversal.

BLACK PROFESSIONALS@TURNER

1,000+ members

Under the umbrella of the Cultural Engagement committee, led Black History Month engagement efforts by creating mutually beneficial cultural experiences for members and Turner employees.

EMERGE

Founded 2005 | 300+ members

Partnered with the Fitness Hub to offer workshops promoting a healthy lifestyle and addressing health problems like diabetes and cardiovascular disease that disproportionately affect the black community.

Employee Groups for Latino Employees

HACEMOS

Founded 1988 | 9,600+ members

The HACEMOS IoT Academy served over 6,000 STEM/Career Fair participants and taught over 3,800 STEM/IoT Workshop participants.

ALIANZA

Founded 2005 | 300+ members

Partnered with Viacom to celebrate National Immigration Month by hosting a live podcast taping of the Alianza x Futuro Media Podcast “In The Thick” with Maria Hinojosa.

MUJERES EN ACCION

Founded 2015 | 200+ members

Participated in Women’s History Month activities for 1,000 employees, AT&T Girls Day, and the Women in Tech Conference.

TURNER UNO

940+ members

Hosted Taste of Latin America event in partnership with Restaurant Associations to showcase Hispanic/Latin Foods in New York and Atlanta.

UNIDOS @WARNER BROS.

Founded 2006 | 630+ members

Hosted “The Curse of La Llorona” screening in partnership with Theatrical Multicultural Marketing.

Employee Groups Focused on Generational and Cross-Functional Networking

OxyGEN

Founded 2011 | 16,000+ members

Launched Disrupt campaign to help develop future leaders and disrupt the status quo. Held multiple Disrupt Work webcasts with key business leaders and external speakers to discuss how to disrupt the status quo in the office and at home.

PROFESSIONALS 50 FORWARD

Founded 2014 | 5,900+ members

Won Excellence in Action Award for the Show You Care, Give a Pair nationwide campaign for underwear donations for shelters across America. The campaign netted over 2,000 pairs and $2,000 in cash to purchase additional pairs.

AT&T TOGETHER

Founded 2013 | 365+ members

Relaunched in 2019, increasing engagement with Asia Pacific and Latin American members.

BIG PICTURE @WARNERMEDIA

Founded in 2019 | 150+ members

Launched Belonging Panel Series and secured leadership chairs for each local chapter.

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS 

Founded in 2013 | 1,900+ members

Hosted Leadership Games, a new networking event designed to improve participants’ leadership, collaboration, communication and active listening skills.

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS @WARNER BROS.

Founded 2007 | 800+ members

Partnered with WB Food Services for Boss’ Day and WB Fitness Center for All-BRG event and expanded programming outside of WB with joint studio mixers.

GENHBO

Founded 2016 | 300+ members

Brought together senior executives from across various sectors to discuss current trends within the media industry landscape at our “What’s Next 2019 Content Creation Panel.”

PROJECT MANAGEMENT NETWORK

Founded in 2014 | 6,440+ members

Enrolled 867 employees in training and mentoring classes designed for those interested in Project Management certification.

Studio Network of Administrative Professionals (SNAP)

Founded in 2017 | 460+ members

Hosted an open house event to introduce members to SNAP and recruit committee members and volunteers.

NEXTGEN

1,050+ Members

Held creative workshops to inspire artistic collaboration across WarnerMedia, covering topics like screenwriting, film production, news production and journalism/editorial.

Employee Groups for Innovators

AT&T INNOVATION NETWORK

Founded 2018 | 2,400+ members

Developed “Inventing the Future” initiative with AT&T Patent team that led to 20% jump in patent disclosures among members between 2018 and 2019.

AT&T PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

Founded 2016 | 1,400+ members

Partnered with other ERGs on educational STEM activities and provided learning experiences during Peak lunch & learn sessions.

CYBERSECURITY @ WORK

Founded 2019 | 1,000+ members

Nearly 200 employees from 24 different business units attended the Travel the Universe event in Middletown, N.J.

WIREFRAME @WARNER BROS.

Founded 2017 | 1,080+ members

Participated in the Mobile Gaming Landscape Event.

Employee Groups for Parents

HBO PARENTS

Founded 2018 | 200+ members

Partnered with author and psychologist Benjamin Hardy to facilitate a WebEx best practices keynote on how parents can use meditation and journaling to be more productive at work and home.

PARENTS AT WORK

Founded 2013 | 1,550+ members

Organized virtual sessions and kid-friendly events in Slovakia like the Ski Academy, Hiking with Kids, Kite Festival, Family Minimarathon Run and Carnival on Ice.

TURNER PARENTS

900+ members

Hosted a Parent Academy, an all-day workshop focusing on drugs, diversity and money.

We all have our own story to tell, but it’s our common interests that bring us together. When our people celebrate what makes us unique and what we share, they open doors to greater heights that can’t be achieved alone. Learn more about how our people are living out our values in-and-outside the office through #LifeAtATT.

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