Social responsibility

Social Responsibility

Zayo in the Community

Corporate social responsibility is central to who we are. Zayo is a force for positive change within the workplace and in our communities. For additional information on culture and work environment, please see Life@Zayo.
Our community focus areas include:



Zayo got its start in 2007 as part of Colorado's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Today, we give back to organizations that support entrepreneurs with financial donations, sponsorships, in-kind gifts, leadership and volunteerism.

Zayo is actively engaged Startup Weeks in Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs providing sponsorships, speakers, panelist and judges for startup competitions. Zayo also supports Galvanize, TechStars, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, Boomtown, Silicon Flatirons, Startup Colorado and Startup Summer, CU’s New Venture Challenge, Leeds School of Business initiatives (University of Colorado), Project X-ITE (University of Denver) and SecureSet.

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GreenHouse Scholars
Colorado Technology Association
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Education creates opportunity. Zayo supports schools, universities and initiatives that reach the underserved and build STEM literacy not only with dollars but with hundreds of volunteer hours. Zayo supports Denver Public Schools DSST (science and technology), University of Colorado (three campuses), University of Denver, Colorado State, Colorado School of Mines, Metro State University, Regis University and University of Chicago Booth School of Business.



Zayo believes that a diverse base of talent and an inclusive work environment are key to business success. We value and promote diversity and inclusion both within Zayo and in the community.

Zayo supports with organizations that provide opportunities and advocacy for minorities and women, including Greenhouse Scholars, NCWIT, Zayo Achievement Program Scholars (ZAPs) School of Engineering and Computer Science, Colorado Technology Association, including Women in Technology Conference, WILD Summit with the University of Colorado, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Computing, Delta Eta Boule, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Latino Leadership Institute (University of Denver), PRIDE, Veteran Initiatives, including Boots to Suits and other university-affiliated programs.



Zayo volunteers contribute to all of our focus areas. Over the past two years, Zayo has supported approximately 70 community events, with more than 700 employee participants contributing 2,500 volunteer hours. Zayo executives also participate in community and civic board of directors, including University of Colorado, University of Denver, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Boulder Chamber.


Zayo also participates in special community events, including the B Strong Ride to Leave Cancer Behind, which supports the Boulder Community Health’s Center for Integrative Cancer Care. Over the past five years, Zayo employees have raised close to $125,000 for this event. The Colorado offices, Tulsa Network Operations Center, other U.S. and international offices also support holiday philanthropic initiatives that provide gifts and other support to the local communities.

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Life at Zayo

Purpose and Values >


  • Competitive compensation including quarterly bonus and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) for all employees
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 401K and matching program
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, dental, vision, life, disability, EAP, flex spending accounts
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness/fitness program including corporate group fitness classes,wellness education and benefits, and several facilities with onsite fitness centers/showers


At Zayo, we believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive environment drives innovation, productivity and success. Our commitment extends to diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and physical ability. It also includes cultural background, life and work experience and perspectives.

Diversity begins with a commitment from the top. Zayo’s Board of Directors has three members on its nine-member board of directors. We also have women and minorities in leadership positions.

In Colorado, our workforce in our Boulder headquarters is nearly 45% women and in Colorado, women are 40% of the total workforce. Our challenge now is to extend best practices in Colorado across Zayo’s operations, where women are 28% of the overall workforce. In terms of ethnic diversity, our challenges are directionally similar.


Women in Technology

Engagement, Training and Development

Zayo Academy

The Academy is the company’s flagship leadership development program designed for the company’s high potential talent. The curriculum is designed to expose members to business strategy and operations across the company.

Zayo Internship Program

Zayo’s Summer Internship is a structured, 10-week summer program for college students (typically juniors), which includes a balance of in-depth training about the company and industry, mentorship and on-the-job experience.

Zayo Ladder

Zayo Ladder provides employees with the opportunity for internal candidates to have the first opportunity to express interest in/apply for open positions. Over the past two years, Zayo has promoted about 10% of its employee base per quarter.


Zayo Mentorship Program

This voluntary mentorship program pairs new Zayo employees with more seasoned colleagues. Guidelines include goal-setting, how to connect effectively and how to make the mentorship a mutually beneficial experience.

Professional Development Tuesdays

On most Tuesdays, subject matter experts from teams within Zayo go in depth about their function and how it supports Zayo’s mission.


Embark Training

Embark is in-depth orientation for salespeople held quarterly in Boulder, Colorado. Ongoing training provides reinforcement and updates.

Ongoing Training and Development

The development team hosts and supports and leads other ongoing development, including New Employee Orientation, Lunch & Learns and Thrive, an initiative that brings in community members for dialogue and discussion on relevant topics.


Internal Events and Engagement

  • Hackathons: To identify and solve business issues, Zayo hosts hackathons that involve all levels of employees.
  • Meet N’ Eats: Catered lunch once a month.
  • Cake Day: Celebrates employees having work anniversaries with cake for all.
  • Culture and Diversity Day: Employees celebrate their heritage with conversation and potluck.
  • Fitness Events: Group fitness events, classes and competitions. Several Zayo facilities have onsite fitness centers/showers.
  • Loaner Bikes: Available at Boulder and Denver.
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Resource Groups

Coffee Club

Coffee Club: A group that meets with job candidates for informal conversation over coffee Community Involvement Teams: Employees that volunteer for community projects.


Women in Tech

Supports Zayo’s women and men in technology, with meetings, learning forums and mentorship. Active chapters in Boulder, Denver, Tulsa, Toronto, London, Paris.

Zayo Green Teams

Employees in Boulder, Denver and Tulsa who participate in company and community sustainability projects.

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Zayo Veterans

Connection and support for Zayo veterans, with participation in community events, including “Boots to Suits,” providing assistance to veterans as they transition from life in the military.

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