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.
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:
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)
Continued support for Girls Who Code.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Founded 2002 | 350+ members
Participated in L.A. Pride March with support from AT&T, HBO, Turner and Warner Bros.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hosted APA Screenings of WarnerMedia content like “The Ho’s,” “Detective Pikachu,” “Warrior” and “Chasing Life.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Held creative workshops to inspire artistic collaboration across WarnerMedia, covering topics like screenwriting, film production, news production and journalism/editorial.
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.
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.
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.Learn More