About Holli Martinez
Holli is a passionate, life-time advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equality. In 2007, she launched The Martinez Foundation dedicated to the professional development and retention of teachers of color in Washington State’s Title 1 Schools. In less than five years, Martinez Fellows had increased the diversity within the Seattle Public Schools teaching corps by 10%. Holli’s advocacy in diversity is recognized by several notable organizations such as T-Mobile, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Commission of Hispanic Affairs, University of Washington College of Education, University of Washington Bothell, and University of Washington’s Women’s Center.
Holli joined T-Mobile in February 2013, as the company’s first Head of Diversity & Inclusion. Holli is fervently committed to sustaining an inclusive workplace where ALL employees can thrive. Under her leadership, T-Mobile has embraced DE&I
initiatives across the enterprise that includes launching the Equity In Action Plan, T-Mobile’s DE&I Strategy, and supporting efforts to achieve the 54 DE&I external Promises. Nearly 30,000 T-Mobile employees are members of one or more of the six Employee Resource Groups and 40+ local D&I Chapters across the country. T-Mobile has received the distinction of the Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Employees from the Human Rights Campaign for the past ten years, Forbes Best Employers for Diversity, Fortune Best Place to Work for Diversity, Military Friendly® –Nation’s Top Military Friendly® Employers, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Corporation of the Year Award, Top 30 Best Employers for Latinos in the Nation, Best Place to Work for People with Disabilities and 2022 Disability:IN Employer of the Year.