Sprint Nextel Corp. – 2011 50 Out Front #22


Overland Park, KS
40,000 employees

Founded 1899
CEO: Dan Hesse
CDE: Ralph Reid

Sprint is committed to diversity begins with its Executive Inclusion Council, which includes the CEO and senior leaders, and oversees inclusion and diversity strategies, ensuring they’re always in the forefront. Its Office of Inclusion and Diversity works to maximize Sprint’s efforts as an inclusive company in several areas, including employees, multicultural marketing, community, and supplier diversity. Through its employee resource groups and employee programs, Sprint is committed to the professional development of its workforce. The groups offer employees opportunities to support and influence the business, provide cultural awareness, mentoring programs, and other professional development/networking opportunities. In addition, ERG officers participate in a two-year program which provides additional development and training.  Sprint partners with supplier diversity, marketing, human resources, national staffing and other units to ensure successful implementation of inclusion and diversity efforts. Further, its alliances with NAACP, USHCC, LULAC, NCLR, NUL and many others plays a key role in its community outreach