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AT&T Launching Women's Entrepreneur Forum Focused on Meeting Emerging Communications Technology Needs


More than 30 women business leaders to collaborate, identifying and shedding shed light on future business requirements and trends

Washington, District of Columbia, September 28, 2010 -- To serve their emerging communications technology needs and help ensure U.S. women-owned businesses continue to innovate and grow , AT&T* is launching the AT&T Women's Entrepreneur Forum.

The announcement was made earlier today by Cathy Martine, AT&T Executive Vice President of Small Business Solutions, during her keynote speech at the annual Women Impacting Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

The AT&T Women's Entrepreneur Forum will bring together more than 30 of the most accomplished leaders of women-owned businesses from across the country, including entrepreneurs and business leaders in telecom, marketing and consulting, advertising, communications, healthcare, and accounting. The forum will focus on members' business communications technology needs, future trends in their respective industries, and provide a look into how AT&T can help their businesses grow.

"The AT&T Women's Entrepreneur Forum is designed to drive innovation and operational excellence by encouraging the sharing of new ideas, different perspectives and proven best practices," Martine said. "Women-owned businesses today are creating new jobs and will play a big role in the country's economic recovery. To continue this trend, they need the latest communications technology, and AT&T is committed to helping ensure that's it's both available and affordable."

The country's 8 million women-owned businesses generate a U.S. economic impact of $3 trillion, according to a 2009 study from the Center for Women's Business Research.

AT&T was recognized earlier this year for its leadership in women's business issues by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and the National Association for Female Executives.

Members of the AT&T Women's Entrepreneur Forum will hold a kick-off teleconference in October and will gather in person later this year at AT&T's Global Network Operations Center in Bedminster, N.J.

Small businesses looking to find information about AT&T products and services can visit the AT&T Small Business page. For free business resources such as webinars, white papers, training, case studies and best practices, they can visit the AT&T Small Business InSite.

Additionally, real-time information can be found on the AT&T Small Business Facebook page and AT&T Small Business Twitter channel.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

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