Fostering an Inclusive Environment
An inclusive workplace not only encourages team members to share their ideas and listen to others, it drives employee engagement, retention and productivity, and helps make us a company of choice. Charter is committed to developing programs and initiatives that help create our culture of inclusion, like Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Charter Inclusion Talks.
Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
We have five BRGs focused on individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ, multicultural, veterans and women. These voluntary groups connect employees with shared characteristics, life experiences, and interests, and enable them to engage in activities that advance our culture of inclusion and contribute to business success. BRGs empower our team members to grow and succeed by providing networking, mentorship and skill-building opportunities.
The Spectrum Veterans BRG, for example, recently launched an initiative to help recruit more veterans – a priority for Charter. In partnership with our Military Recruitment team, the group, several members pictured above, is visiting military bases to speak to candidates about the unique and highly transferable skills they have acquired during military service, and careers at Charter.
Our Spectrum LGBTQ BRG is partnering with our procurement team to help connect diverse suppliers with Charter. Most recently, we attended and sponsored the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) conference, where over 1,400 LGBTQ business leaders convened for business development opportunities.
Charter Inclusion Talks
From left to right, Anabel Chavez, VP, Customer Service; John Gomez, VP, Inbound Sales; Marisol Martinez, VP, Multicultural Marketing; Joelle Martinez, Executive Director, Latino Leadership Institute.
We are also building momentum with our Charter Inclusion Talks. This in-person and virtual internal speaker series is built around cultural heritage and affinity – like Black History, Women’s History, Asian Pacific American Heritage and LGBT Pride – and is designed to educate employees about topics that support our diversity and inclusion strategy. The Talks, which are held across our footprint, raise awareness of the many identities that contribute to Charter’s success.