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Press Release -- March 6th, 2020
Source: AT&T

Celebrating the Women Who Move AT&T Forward

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting women across our company who have pushed the business forward and inspired others to do the same.

Shiz Suzuki, assistant vice president, Sponsorship & Experiential Marketing.

In just over 2 years of tenure, Shiz has led a transformative effort to evolve AT&T’s sponsorships portfolio.

She’s helped establish innovative partnerships with the NBA and WNBA, unlocking a new industry with esports and gaming partnerships. As part of her efforts, she’s helped in raising the visibility of women in sports like basketball, soccer, golf and event esports.

“As a woman of color in this sports marketing industry, I recognize my position and role has the ability to inspire those that see themselves in me,” Shiz said. “I’m proud to be a part of a company that celebrates and honors the work each of us does, regardless of who it comes from. I believe everybody deserves to be represented, at all levels.”

Marachel Knight, senior vice president, Technology Service & Operations

After previously overseeing the design and build of our 5G network, Marachel now leads the team responsible for engineering and operating our mobility core networks and services. During the past 20 years, she’s served in a variety of technology positions at AT&T while honing her specializations in technology architecture, engineering and operations.

“Throughout my career I’ve learned that taking risks and being resilient through change leads to meaningful team contributions and success,” Marachel said. “The joy of being a part of a team that is changing the world is a true reward.”

Jalayna Bolden, director, AT&T Supplier Diversity

Jalayna leads the AT&T Supplier Diversity team, which ensures AT&T maintains a diverse supplier base of minority, woman, service-disabled veterans and LGBTQ+-led businesses.

“Having the opportunity to lead this team is extremely rewarding,” Jalayna said. “I get to lead a program that aligns with one of my core values; diversity and inclusion. It’s important to make sure that employees understand the importance of Supplier Diversity and how it’s a game changer for Fortune 10 corporations like ours. We know that diverse suppliers bring innovation and value to our products and services while also making positive economic impacts in the communities.”

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