UScellular’s Inclusion Summit Ignites Associates to Understand New Perspectives
This August 2023, UScellular hosted its 4th annual Inclusion Summit where associates came together to learn new perspectives and take actions to build an environment of inclusion, understanding and belonging for all.
The two-day event included speakers who covered a wide range of subjects that created thought-provoking discussions to help influence company culture and support how associates connect with customers and communities where they live and work.
More than one thousand UScellular associates took part in discussions covering wide-ranging subjects under the theme of “The Inclusion Experience." The presentations helped convey how people can show up for one another, explore difference and encounter new information in thought-provoking and exciting ways. “The Inclusion Experience” was about practical inclusion – knowledge that associates can take away and put to good use at work and in life beyond the Summit.
To learn more about Diversity, Equality and Inclusion efforts at UScellular, go to https://newsroom.uscellular.com/diversity-equality-inclusion/
In addition to the great discussion, UScellular announced the company’s 2023 DE&I award winners.
And, the winners are:
Impact Award: Shelly Lemay, communication disruption manager
“I am proud to work for UScellular because they truly promote diversity and inclusion. Associate Resource Groups are a great example of this in action! I am thankful for the opportunity to be the Co-Chair of the PRIDE Resource Group and appreciate being recognized for my efforts.”
The Advocate Award: Feidi Benitez Barrera, retail wireless consultant
“It’s an honor for me to assist Hispanic communities that are in need and unable to commute to a store. It fills me with happiness knowing that these customers can connect with their families.”
The Champion Award: Theresa Bashiri-Remetio, senior software test engineer
“Serving as the National Lead for the Asian American Network this past year has ignited in me such a passion for the work that goes into fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion…not only at UScellular, but in many other aspects of life as well. The Champion Award represents my ongoing commitment towards becoming a better person, no matter what ‘hat’ I am wearing at the time; be it teammate, leader, mom, sister, or friend.”
The Ally Award: Amy Augustine, network supply chain
“Winning the DE&I Ally Award is the perfect capstone to my DE&I work at UScellular. I'm proud to be an ARG leader, and bringing my passion, experience, and skills to Asian American Network (AAN) has been a wonderful experience. I hope to continue to bring my passion for allyship to UScellular and beyond for years to come.”