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Successes & Awards


Sprint Campus The Sprint Campus project has provided business opportunities for 67 minority and woman owned businesses, resulting in over $82 million contract committed dollars.
Temporary Clerical Labor In 2011, Sprint renegotiated its TCL contract. We have right-sized our supplier pool to 40 firms; 23 of which are diverse supplier agencies. Currently 67% of vendor-neutral bids are awarded to diverse suppliers.
Sprint Logo Items Program Sprint issued 500 RFIs for the project. Of the 18 resulting contracts, 3 were with minority owned businesses, 11 were with woman owned businesses, and four were with non diverse suppliers.
Mastec Contract Sprint developed a $120 million dollar, multi-year contract with Mastec for telecommunications infrastructure construction services. Mastec is the Hispanic owned business that ranked #1 in the 1999 Hispanic Business Top 500.


Supplier Diversity Recognition

2011

  • Mid America Minority Business Development Council Buyer Advocate of the Year Award
    Sprint IT Manager, Devere Meyer, named Buyer of the Year in recognition of outstanding efforts to increase minority purchasing in Network IT.
  • Mid America Minority Business Development Council Buyer of the Year Award
    Sprint Sourcing Manager, Mary Lewis, recognized for her outstanding efforts in advocating and promoting increased diverse purchasing within the Network Vision project.
  • Mid America Minority Business Development Council Coordinator of the Year Award
    Supplier Diversity Specialist, Flora Mayer, recognized for her efforts in advocating for diverse suppliers and for opportunities to increase diverse purchasing.
  • Diversity MBA Magazine
    Sprint named to the Diversity MBA Magazine 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work listing for 2011. Sprint was recognized in the Top 10 Best in Class Category for: Representation. This recognition showcases Sprint’s long-standing commitment to global diversity as a corporate leader providing a great work environment with opportunities for leadership development for women and people of color.
  • Hispanic Business Magazine
    Sprint ranked #46 on the “Diversity Elite 60” list for 2011.
  • Human Rights Campaign
    Sprint scored a perfect 100% score for the 7th year in a row on the HRC Corporate Equality Index.
  • LATINA STYLE 50
    Sprint ranked #46 on the “50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For” 2011 list.
  • NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals)
    On August 12, Sprint’s OASIS ERG was awarded one of “Top 3 Companies with Best Asian ERGs” under 2011 Asian Corporate Rankings for “Best Asians to Work” by the National Association of Asian American Professionals. The other two companies that won the award were HP and Macy’s.
  • NELI (National Eagle Leadership Institute)
    VP Boost Mobile Business Line, Andre Smith, named among the winners for the 2011 Eagle Award.
  • Uptown Professional
    Sprint named to the “40 Top Companies for Diversity & Inclusion” list for 2011.
  • Most Valuable Employers for Military- CivilianJobs.com
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Only wireless company procuring Tier I and Tier II $500M+ spend with nationally Hispanic owned businesses.

2010

  • DiversityPlus Magazine
    Recognized Joyce Christanio, Manager Supplier Diversity, as one of 25 national Champions of Diversity.
  • INGRAMS (Kansas City Business Magazine)
    Yijing Brentano, Vice President Investor Relations, selected to be among the 2010 Class of Ingram’s 40 Under Forty honorees.
  • Black Achievers in Business & Industry Award
    Arthur Glass, Manager Applications Development – IT and Mark Evans, Manager Sports Marketing were honored with this award.
  • SaVoy Professional Magazine
    Ralph Reid, Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility selected as one of the 2010 Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America.
  • CivilianJobs.com
    Selected as 2010 Most Valuable Employers for Military Award which recognizes employers who value military service experience and what it represents, provide a supportive work environment and programs which support the military, as well as career advancement. Sprint was also a recipient of this award in 2009.
  • Black Enterprise Magazine
    Sprint named to the Black Enterprise 40 Best Companies for Diversity list -- featured in the July 2010 Black Enterprise issue. Sprint made the list based on strengths in African American representation in our employee base, board of directors and senior management.
  • Hispanic Business Magazine
    Sprint named to Hispanic Business Magazines Top Companies for Diversity (ranking #39).
  • Human Right’s Campaign (HRC)
    Sprint received a perfect 100% score on the annual HRC Corporate Equality Index. Sprint has received this honor for the past six years.
  • LATINAStyle 50 Magazine
    Sprint named to LATINA Style 50’s Report (ranking #48), which evaluates corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas.

2009

  • Ranked in the "Vetrepreneur's Best 10 Corporations for Veteran-Owned Business"
    The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
  • Named in the "Top 50 Companies for Supplier Diversity"
    United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with PODER Magazine

2008

  • Named in the "Top 50 Companies for Diversity List"
    Diversity Inc.

2007

  • Ranked #28 in the "Top 50 Companies for Diversity List"
    Diversity Inc.
  • Named in the "Top 40 Companies for Top Organizations with Multicultural Business Opportunities"
    DiverstiyBusiness.com
  • Named in the "Top 10 Most Veteran Friendly Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs"
    Veteran Business Journal