Bringing People Together Through Employee Resource Groups
Inspired by the desire to educate and celebrate cultural differences across the company, ERGs are employee-led groups with members who are drawn together by a common interest to foster an inclusive and engaging work environment.
Introduced during Hispanic Heritage Month, HOLA@Intelsat was the first Employee Resource Group at Intelsat. HOLA’s vision is to create a positive impact to Intelsat’s business goals by advancing careers and connecting our business with the Latin American and Hispanic culture and business.
“Intelsat is committed to developing a workplace that supports and advances each employee’s personal and professional goals. HOLA provides a support mechanism to ensure we develop our employees while helping them feel valued and empowered. Intelsat’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is a critical element to our long-term success.”Carmel Oritz, Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation
BE@Intelsat aims to promote, advance and retain technical and professional diverse groups with a focus on the black experience through networking, mentoring and seizing growth opportunities, while also identifying and recruiting diverse demographic and cultural candidates.
“Diversity and inclusion is a priority at Intelsat as we strive to advance and retain underrepresented groups. I look forward to supporting BE as an ally and leveraging prior experiences to have a positive impact.”Toby O’Brien, Chief Financial Officer
Intelsat’s Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is committed to achieving real and lasting workplace change by driving awareness around issues women face in the workplace, while providing tools and resources for women and to help colleagues who work with women to be better equipped to support them.
“I believe strongly in helping women inside and outside of our company advance in their careers. I’m honored to be a part of WIN, to host programs, share insights, and connect women with opportunities – all to build on the excellent progress the company is making in this area.”Maureen Stevens, VP Marketing
PRIDE@Intelsat aspires to bring awareness to LGBTQ+ challenges around the world while promoting a safe and inclusive environment for all employees, supporting recruitment, encouraging visibility, and providing educational opportunities for LGBTQ+ employees.
“PRIDE is an important part of our culture and community because it serves to advance and promote our LGBTQ+ team members within Intelsat. As a senior leader, I want to ensure workplace advancement, consideration and opportunities for our PRIDE employees as well as the broader Intelsat community.”Michael DiMarco, Chief Commercial Officer