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Avaya: A Top 25 Employer in Workforce Diversity

Avaya ranked No. 21 on the 13th annual “Top 50 Employers” list in Workforce Diversity for Engineering & IT Professionals magazine, the most widely-read recruitment magazine for engineers belonging to minority groups. This is the first time Avaya has made the list.

2014 Workforce Diversity Magazine Award

Readers chose Avaya as a top pick because they believe the company provides a positive working environment for engineers and IT professionals who are members of minority groups.

Avaya couldn’t agree more.

As a global company with more than 190 office locations (not counting many virtual offices that span the globe), Avaya is committed to fostering a company culture that supports diversity.

“We’re proud to have a talented, diverse employee base that understands and supports different cultures, different perspectives and different ways of thinking,” explained Roger Gaston, senior vice president, Human Resources.

Avaya actively recruits diverse candidates, including reaching out to the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women in Engineering and numerous veterans’ groups.

In addition to its recruiting efforts, Avaya encourages dynamic conversations around meaningful diversity, such as a robust Women’s Leadership Forum. Recent initiatives like the worldwide #WomenInTech campaign demonstrate the company’s commitment to employing a vibrant, diverse workforce. Avaya is also proud to provide customers with free accessibility options that enable those with disabilities.

“At Avaya, our commitment goes beyond compliance requirements – it is who we are,” explained Stacey Piña, equal opportunity compliance manager. “Avaya’s strategic intent is to create a culture of unity and global community, where every employee feels included, supported and respected. We are a global company in every sense — geographically, strategically and culturally. In the spirit of being a global community, our diversity unites us, and it enhances the quality of our work and our work-lives.”

This may be the first time Avaya has made the list, but it surely won’t be the last time the company is recognized for its deep commitment to diversity.

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Aryn Sanderson works in Internal Communications for Avaya. Aryn recently graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo summa cum laude with a B.S. in Journalism. The Dos Equis® Most Interesting Man in the World campaign was based off of her Instagram feed. more

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