Diversity Equality & Inclusion
Diversity is a Core Value of Our Dynamic Organization
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. Our Dynamic Organization fosters a sense of belonging through the DE&I experiences we create at UScellular. We value and connect diverse people and perspectives, amplify marginalized voices, and enable business performance through strategic collaboration. It is important that we champion each other and that we deliver exceptional outcomes – for everyone.
We support DE&I through our nine all-inclusive Associate Resource Groups (ARGs), which are voluntary, company-supported and associate-driven groups, drawn together by common characteristics, purpose and commitment to being a resource for our associates and the organization. Associate Resource Groups are UScellular's strategic partner in promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion through programming, advocacy and continual learning. Our aim is to advance the associate experience through inclusiveness. In 2022, 37% of all associates participated in one or more ARGs, which increased 25% year-over-year as a result of a dedicated membership drive. Because the past few years have brought to light the challenges of working while caring for loved ones at home, in November 2022, we introduced a new ARG for working parents and caregivers called EmPACT – Empowering Parents and Caregivers Together.
- 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)
- Veterans and Associates Leading Organizational Results (VALOR)
- Women in Action (WIA)
The Inclusion Summit
As part of our effort to create an inclusive culture where differences are embraced, UScellular hosted the Inclusion Summit for the 4th consecutive year. This year's Summit, “The Inclusion Experience, We’re All In” offered associates sessions on a variety of topics and information and resources to improve their DE&I competence. More than 1,400 of UScellular associates participated to better understand all thew ways diversity shows up in the workplace. Find out more information on the sessions and the 2023 DE&I Award winners.
- Welcome to Shelbyville: A Discussion on Diversity Dynamics in a Small Town
- Oops! I Made a Mistake: Practicing Inclusive Behavior with the LGBTQ+ Community
- The Joy of Showing up Authentically
- Engaging with Supplier Diversity
- 2023 DE&I Awards
- Real People, Thinking Differently: A Discussion on Neurodiversity
“We don't always know how we can best support our colleagues at work. And that's okay. Championing inclusion means embracing the responsibility to seek that knowledge.”
“You can choose to hide who you are, or you can choose to own it, and show it to the world UNAPOLOGETICALLY. That is what will make you IRREPLACEABLE.”
"Inclusivity is not about simply tolerating differences; it's about embracing diversity, celebrating uniqueness, and creating a tapestry of acceptance where every thread has value."