Built on providing education, mentoring and opportunity, the program is designed to help these executives improve their business operations and enhance their ability to win corporate contracts. Fifteen of the brightest SDVOB CEOs will receive one-on-one mentoring from AT&T executives and suppliers, attend an educational course at a leading university and “fast-pitch” their business to a panel of experienced CEOs, capital investors and AT&T procurement decision makers.
AT&T is committed to developing and promoting service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises (SDVOBEs) – while acknowledging their service to our country. As well, from AT&T’s point of view, diverse businesses bring value to our company through their unique skills and fresh ideas, helping us deliver world-class products and services that meet our customers’ diverse needs.
In fact, SDVOBEs have historically been valuable business solution providers in AT&T’s supply chain, and AT&T has been a longstanding leader in supplier diversityby identifying and promoting diverse businesses for contract opportunities.
In 1993, AT&T answered the call and launched our Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program to address the challenges they face in the marketplace and we’re now recognized as a best-in-class company for those efforts.
Today – a full 20 years since we teamed with Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises – AT&T continues that tradition with our Operation Hand Salute Mentor Program.
AT&T has spent more than $77 billion dollars with minority, women and disabled veteran businesses since 1968.
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