At TDS, we recognize we must broaden our efforts to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce, one that genuinely represents the communities we serve.
President & CEO
“Today, we highlight and celebrate the importance of diversity and inclusion. Tomorrow, let us live diversity and inclusion as we see the beauty and richness in color, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation.”
Vice President - Human Resources
“The term diversity and inclusion is not just a phrase or a trending topic. It's an opportunity for us to improve our culture and help our company adapt to a changing human demographic. We recognize the effectiveness of using the talents of people of diverse backgrounds.”
Associate Resource Groups at TDS
We believe Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) — developed by associates, based on associate interests — are integral to fostering a more inclusive workforce. While each has a different audience and mission, the ARGs provide a small community within the larger company.
At TDS, these groups are organized and run independently by associates, based on topics that fit their interest. They are associate-led and associate-driven. While not formal, they are endorsed by a member of the executive leadership team who provides mentorship and guidance. At TDS, ARGs are one way to "Plant the Seeds of Inclusion".
There are seven established ARGs at TDS, with several more in the works.