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TWC Sponsors Diversity Conferences

Time Warner Cable said that, as part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, it is sponsoring three upcoming conferences that support African-American and Hispanic communities. The company is sponsoring the annual conferences for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and National Urban League (NUL). In addition, TWC will air public service announcements in support of the organizations and have an employment booth at each event to continue its commitment to recruiting a diverse workforce.

“Whether it’s about our people, our programming or the communities where our customers live, Time Warner Cable has a long tradition of championing and leveraging our diverse perspectives,” Jerrell Moore, TWC’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, said in a release. "In that spirit, we’re proud to support LULAC, NCLR and NUL – world-class organizations that share our commitment to embracing different perspectives and creating better opportunities for people, including our customers and employees, across the country.”

TWC was named a Top Company for People of Color by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. The list was compiled based on several categories, including the hiring and promotion of people of color to its management and workforce, as well as the alignment of diversity with its business goals and objectives. The Human Rights Campaign has also named TWC as one of the nation’s best places to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and gave TWC a 100% score on its annual Corporate Equality Index.

"LULAC values its partnership with Time Warner Cable. The company shares LULAC's commitment to diversity and recognizes the importance of working to advance the needs of minority communities," Brent Wilkes, LULAC’s national executive director, said in the release. 

“Time Warner Cable’s support of the 2014 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo provides great assets to these events and to our participants. This collaboration will contribute to the success of the most anticipated national gathering of Latino change-makers as we gather on issues that impact all Americans,” Ron Estrada, NCLR vice president, Integrated Marketing and Events, said in the release.

Annual LULAC National Convention & Exposition – July 8-12, 2014: Held in New York City at the Hilton Midtown, the LULAC National Conventions draws more than 20,000 participants each year including top leaders from government, business and the Hispanic community. As a presenting sponsor, free TWC WiFi® access will be available for all conference attendees. The Cyber Lounge, powered by Time Warner Cable Business Class, will provide charging stations and Internet access for attendees to check email. In addition, LULAC will receive a $20,000 stipend from TWC’s Research Program on Digital Communications to support research for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the Hispanic community.

TWC’s Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Tessie Topol, will be part of a panel on July 11 that discusses the importance of STEM education as a bridge to opportunity and success. Topol will share best practices and lessons learned from Connect a Million Minds, a TWC initiative to inspire today’s students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. For more information about LULAC, visit www.lulac.org.

NCLR Annual Conference – July 19-22, 2014: TWC will be a Platinum Sponsor of the NCLR Annual Conference, which will cover ongoing and emerging issues affecting Latinos and bring together the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions and companies working with the Hispanic community. The conference will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and all attendees will be provided with free access to TWC WiFi service. For more information about NCLR, visit www.nclr.org.

NUL Conference – July 23-26, 2014: The 2014 NUL Conference, One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice, will convene in Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. TWC’s Research Program on Digital Communications will award the National Urban League with a $20,000 stipend to fund research about minority businesses and the use of technology. As a premium sponsor, TWC is participating in the technology workshop at the Small Business Matters One-Day Summit to discuss how technology can help small business owners thrive. For more information on NUL, visit www.nul.iamempowered.com