At AT&T, our passion to serve extends beyond our customers to our employees. Our people have helped to make us the No. 1 communications company in the world, and in return, we work hard to maintain our competitive position as the industry's employer of choice.
We know diverse, talented and dedicated individuals are critical to our success, so we look for people from various backgrounds and give them opportunities to grow. It's important to us that the diversity of our employees reflects that of the customer base we serve. We have long been a leader in providing an inclusive work environment, offering performance-based rewards and creating a culture of excellence.
We are a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In 2017, Diversity Inc. ranked AT&T No. 3 overall in the organization’s Top 50 companies for Diversity. Since 2004, we have received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for our fair treatment of LGBT employees. In 2016, we were ranked one of the Top Companies for LGBT by Diversity Inc.
AT&T leadership has long recognized diversity and inclusion as key business imperatives. Our 50-state workforce is 39 percent female and 39 percent people of color.