Our employee groups are one of the driving forces behind much of the volunteer and community work our people are known for. They also represent our workforce’s many dimensions and backgrounds – each group is open to employees who identify with their community and the allies who want to make a difference. After our merger in 2018, we’re proud to be home to over 50 employee groups, with over 147,000 active members and over 300,000 volunteer hours dedicated to the community.
With so much growth, it’s no surprise our people didn’t hold back at organizing this year’s #OurEGThing. What started as a one-off event in 2018 is now an annual tradition, just like the Employee Group Conference that it leads up to. #OurEGThing is a week-long event where hundreds of participants contributed to their local communities. Although the event was created and centered in Dallas, offices around the globe contributed to the event. The day before this week-long event, our own David Williams was already setting the stage.
@CharlesBassett Charles check out all the giveaways from AT&T Believes, iCount, & all the Employee Groups for Our Employee Groups Thing. It’s gonna be lit! #LifeAtATT #OurEGThing pic.twitter.com/3X2dnFI4H1
— David C Williams (@dcw6211) August 5, 2019
— David C Williams (@dcw6211) August 7, 2019
Before the sun even rose in Texas on the first day, our teams were already making moves. For employee group members like Silvia, #OurEGThing was about bringing awareness and encouraging more engagement. The event helped employees in the office network and open doors to employee groups they may not have known about otherwise.
— Silvia Hladova (@SHladova) August 7, 2019
— Silvia Hladova (@SHladova) August 8, 2019
Back in Dallas, our people prepared for the PB&J challenge. In 2018, the first PB&J challenge led to over 700 sandwich donations to a local charity. This year, PB&J artists smashed through last year’s record by donating 1,000 sandwiches dedicated towards AT&T Believes.
— Eric Jara (@ejinthebay) August 8, 2019
The Peanut Butter & Jelly assembling sandwich line was in full motion at the #OurEGThing 🤩🥪. At the end the 1000 sandwiches goal was met! Great job! 👏🏼💯 #BelieveDallas @dcw6211 @LifeAtATT @TonySmith4Sales @anthonyetuggle pic.twitter.com/yNy2UOY58T
— Aziza Chimal (@AzizaChimal) August 8, 2019
@TheAnneChow @dahnahull WE DID IT! Together ALL EGs assembled & donated 1,000 PB&J sandwich lunches to our AT&T Believes’ charities. A thousand thanks to everyone for your contributions to such a worthy cause. #OurEGThing #LifeAtATT #FunAtWork pic.twitter.com/u6PD8DkFTs
— David C Williams (@dcw6211) August 8, 2019
Such an awesome day celebrating diversity with #ouregthing! This is what #lifeatatt is all about! @TheAnneChow @chrisdonan @knut45 @LL2573 @Jessica__Bourne @AdrianDJohnson2 @ConnorORoe @StaceyMarxCR @TheJenBagley @ATTWomenOfBiz @MarcusInTweets @dahnahull @Goff9Marian pic.twitter.com/GcUuqu0qem
— Daniel Acevedo (@Dannyboy0817) August 8, 2019
Meanwhile, our people on the east coast had something a little different in mind. On a sunny morning in Hollywood Beach, Florida they celebrated #OurEGThing by giving back to the environment. Or rather, taking back. With trash bags in hand, they tackled the ever-present issue of pollution and littering on our shores. In their place, our people left behind some (nature friendly!) rocks that offered words of encouragement.
Our office was the Beach today! Great morning volunteering on Hollywood Beach, cleaning up and placing our Rocks!! #OurEGThing #WomenofATT #WOARocks #LifeAtATT #ATT @One_FLA @jrluna11 @efrenfavela pic.twitter.com/ESy7HU4ac2
— Sumitra C (@Sumitra_Coote) August 9, 2019
Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.- Ron Hall 💙 #SFLMobileHeat came together this morning to assist in the #OurEGThing Beach Cleanup!! Such an awesome way to start our weekend 🌴@OzzieEspinal @geauxlego pic.twitter.com/3gHTrBONha
— Mariah Wright (@mariahwright305) August 9, 2019
Around the country, employee groups put their heart into the causes they believed in. From dedicating time to thank our servicemen and women, to helping children receive necessary school supplies many of us take for granted.
It’s always a wonderful time when partnering with any or our Employee Groups in a volunteer event for our L.A Community. A Huge thank you to all of our servicemen and women. @ATTVeteransERG #lifeatatt #bizcarefamily #OurEGThing pic.twitter.com/OFIBv8TGyZ
— Diane Aspera (@dianeaspera) July 27, 2019
— Clint Herron (@HerronClint) August 9, 2019
📚🍎 HOUSTON #OurEGThing representing with a Back to School Drive!📕#NationalBizNation @AnnieLoyd11 @JefWelhamSTX @CynthiaTimmerm3 @dksoutiere @Dannyboy0817 @Jessica__Bourne @knut45 @StaceyMarxCR @chrisdonan @TheAnneChow pic.twitter.com/YqIErD6rhN
— Anna Tipton (@anna__tipton) August 8, 2019
We have enough to fill nearly 400 bags!! Such a blessing! 📚 📓 🍎 #WomenOfATT #LifeAtAtt #YourEGThing I’m proud of our first event!! #AttImpact @TheAnneChow @WomenOfATT_ERG #TuggleNation @Sara_MarieZ See us next Thursday for the giveaway!! @BartonTonyLeb pic.twitter.com/oB16OJ5FOz
— AshleySterlingRogers (@AshleyS_BRCC) August 8, 2019
With the week over, our employee groups aren’t finished making an impact. This is just a lead-up to bigger things, like this year’s Employee Group Conference that will have a dedicated day of service. For a taste of what’s to come, check out how our employee groups celebrated the 10th annual Employee Group Conference in 2018!Learn more about diversity and inclusion at AT&T