Diversity is a core value of our dynamic organization
We are committed to demonstrating equity and fairness through inclusion of diverse associates, customers, and suppliers.
Every day we bring our diverse cultures, backgrounds and talents together for a common purpose—to provide the world's best customer experience. We strive to create an inclusive culture where our differences (including but not limited to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or pregnancy) are embraced, celebrated, and leveraged.
Inclusion is How We D.O.
In 2019, we launched an Inclusion Campaign to optimize our diverse talents and foster a more inclusive organization. Senior leaders across the country hosted launch events to kick-off this ongoing journey by engaging associates and highlighting the value and importance of an inclusive company culture.
We have cultivated our DE&I vision from our successful Inclusion Campaign efforts. Our Dynamic Organization is in a continuous state of becoming more inclusive. We do that by offering opportunities for our associates and leaders to increase their cultural competency and to authentically support our cutomers and communities.
DE&I Mission Statement: We value and connect diverse people and perspectives, amplify marginalized voices, and enable business performance through strategic collaboration.
slide 1 of 2 Our Inclusion Leadership Team (ILT) provides leadership that empowers U.S. Cellular to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment for our associates, customers, and suppliers. Co-chaired by our CEO and CHRO, with functional and Associate Resource Group (ARG) representation, the team meets quarterly to review, support, and champion our Diversity & Inclusion strategy.
The 'Making of Inclusion' Video
Click the video below to check out behind the scenes footage from the launch of our Inclusion Campaign featuring stories from our company’s greatest asset, our associates.
Associate Resource groups
We know that winning requires the efforts of our whole team of associates who bring their full authentic selves to work. Our all-inclusive Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) are volunteer, company-supported and associate-driven groups, drawn together by common characteristics, purpose and commitment to being a resource for our associates and the organization. ARGs create diverse and inclusive experiences that:
Align with our vision and values
Increase associate engagement and empowerment
Support professional development
Pridefully promote us as a best-in-class employer and wireless provider of choice
UScellular® is pleased to offer nine (9) Associate Resource Group communities:
Asian American Network (AAN)
CapAble Associate Network (CAN)
Empowering Parents and Caregivers Together (EmPACT)
Latino Associate Network (LAN)
Next Generation Empowerment Network (N-GEN)
Network of Black Associates (NBA)
USC Pride (PRIDE)
Veteran Associates Leading Organizational Results (VALOR)
Women In Action (WIA)
The Human Rights Campaign has recognized UScellular for earning 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index for 4 years in a row.
We're also proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity for the third year in a row. Winning this award highlights our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our continued commitment helps build a culture that empowers our associates to grow and succeed in their careers.
To support the commitment to nurture top talent, support our ARGs and extend our outreach efforts, we continue to forge external partnerships and regularly seek new ways to collaborate with organizations to attract and develop diverse talent vital to our business and the culture of our workplace. From best-in-class resources to professional development and network opportunities, we encourage our associates and leaders to be their best selves personally and professionally while celebrating their diverse backgrounds and cultures.
UScellular is committed to enhancing the use of diverse businesses by proactively developing relationships with minority, women, veteran, service-disabled veteran, disabled, members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community, disadvantaged and local businesses within our supply chain.
The foundation of our program consists of internal and external deliverables to help ensure program success for all UScellular stakeholders.