UScellular Named to the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2023 List
CHICAGO (April 25, 2023) – For the fourth year in a row, UScellular has been named to the Forbes list of the Best Employers for Diversity. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced today, April 25th, 2023, and can be viewed on the Forbes website.
The Best Employers for Diversity were selected based on surveys from approximately 45,000 U.S. employees working for companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees.
“Having a diverse workforce across all levels and within all functions of our organization is important to serving customers in our communities,” said Kevin Lowell, executive vice president, chief people officer and head of communications for UScellular. “This is a foundational element of our culture, and we are honored to be recognized for embracing diversity in our workplace.”
The evaluation was based on three different criteria:
• Direct recommendations: Employees were asked to give their opinions on a series of statements regarding Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Disability, LGBTQA+ & General Diversity in their current workplace. The recommendations of women, elders, and ethnic minorities were weighted higher than the non-minority groups.
• Indirect Recommendations: Participants were also given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively with regard to diversity. Only the recommendations of minority groups were considered.
• KPIs: Extensive research was carried out to evaluate how companies fared across a range of diversity-related best-practices. These included things like the presence of resource groups within the company, the publication of diversity data, and the share of women in board and executive positions.
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.