Women play a big role at AT&T. With a workforce of 31% and a management team that’s 35% female, women make a big impact in technology here. More than 17,200 AT&T women work in STEM roles, and over 1,100 have earned patents. As a named inventor or co-inventor, AT&T women filed more than 5,000 patents. We’re also fortunate to work with a lot of “Women Who Inspire” who are making a difference in their communities and the world at large.
This is why we make sure women at AT&T feel supported in everything they do. From having a strong network of mentors to making sure we ask the tough questions about unconscious bias and gender stereotyping, we aim to provide a true culture of inclusion where every voice matters. One of the ways we do that is through our immense network of Employee Groups (EGs). The Women of AT&T (WOA) EG and the Advocates for Women In Tech Employee Network (AWT) are two of our largest female-focused groups and have 29,400 members nationally.
Women Of AT&T
A few of WOA’s Key Projects for 2020 Include:
- Professional Development Webinars with over 10,000 participants focused on interviewing, “storicating” their resume and LinkedIn, leading in adversity and technology innovation.
- Women Empowerment advocates pushing to improve pay-gap inequities through education, mentoring and driving awareness.
- BELIEVE engagement initiatives across more than 30 communities, encouraging our employees / members to give back to the communities that we live and work in, with focus on economic development, education and assisting the underserved.
- Continuing our efforts to drive “From Tolerance to Understanding” by collaborating with our Employee Group peers on various projects.
- Addressing key impacts to our society – we took our WOA ROCKS project from a way of giving hope and encouragement to also speaking up and having difficult conversations about Suicide Awareness and Prevention.
Advocates for Women In Tech
AWT has exposed me to female leaders at AT&T who are truly changing the industry. Seeing these leaders in action, including many members of our Executive Board of Advisors, has inspired me to want more out of my own career. AWT is sending a message that’s empowering and enabling – we’re creating a true support system for current and future women in STEM.
Lee Kattan, AWT Member
Here are some of AWT’s recent noteworthy achievements and events:
- Launched technical mentoring circles with 60+ senior leaders across AT&T – making AWT the largest provider of mentoring circles across AT&T
- Hosted Technical Acumen series with VPs across different technical areas. First session with an overview of AT&T’s network engaged almost 1,000 employees.
- Broadcast event titled “Designing Women” with senior design leaders to discuss How Design is Changing Business at AT&T
- Participated in New Hire Orientation Fair in Dallas, TX
- Back to School Panel Discussion on Notre Dame Data Science Program
- Skills Pivot Session – Skills to Get You Data-Powered
- Established 7 local chapters across the US
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