Time Warner Cable (TWC) has demonstrated the fine art of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. In promoting and hiring people of color in its management and workstaff, TWC was honored as a 2013 Top Company for People of Color by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).
TWC provides its minority employees with an outlet for networking with resource groups including Black Business Employee Network, OUT@twc, VetNet and !Hola TWC!
The Black Business Employee Network, for example, hosts seminars for aspiring entrepreneurs who want advice from seasoned business men. Their last seminar featured television personality Daymon John — you might have seen him as an investor on Shark Tank.
In addition to conferences like these, Time Warner Cable employees, according to a press release, have participated in mentorship and leadership programs to aid in self-improvement.
“We believe passionately that our commitment to diverse voices makes us a great place to work, helps us better serve our communities, and enhances our relevance to our 15 million customers,” said Peter Stern, Time Warner Cable’s Chief Strategy, People and Corporate Development Officer.
This is NAMIC’s first “Top Companies for People of Color” list. Besides their inclusive hiring practices, NAMIC, placed TWC on the list due their “alignment of diversity with its business goals and objectives,” a press statement said. TWC strives to implement strategies that keep the workplace heterogenous and all-embracing.
“Time Warner Cable shares NAMIC’s goal of advancing diversity and inclusion within the evolving marketplace,” said Alicin Williamson, interim head of NAMIC and principal of The Raben Group.
“The 52,000 people of Time Warner Cable are honored to receive this recognition from NAMIC,” Stern adds.
Time Warner Cable currently serves 15 million customers and is one of the nation’s largest high-speed data provider.