Comcast was named to Black Enterprise's (BE) third annual list of the top 40 companies for diversity and also was recognized as one of the 15 best companies for workforce diversity.
"Comcast is thrilled to be named to this prestigious list," said Charisse Lillie, Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast Corporation. "This honor is a tribute to our senior leadership and our employees who make a commitment to diversity each day at Comcast."
BE'S corporate diversity survey focused primarily on activities related to the participation of African Americans and other ethnic minority groups in four key areas: supplier diversity, senior management, board involvement and employee base. In selecting the top 40, BE conducted a comprehensive outreach effort to the CEOs and diversity executives of the top-grossing 1,000 publicly traded companies and the 50 leading global companies with significant U.S. operations.
"In developing this year's list, we wanted to make sure we identified companies that viewed diversity as a business imperative," says BE Careers and Lifestyle Editor Sonia Alleyne.
In 2007, Comcast was named to Essence Magazine's 25 Great Places to Work list, Black MBA Magazine's Top 50 Companies for Black MBAs to Work list and DiversityInc magazine's Top 50 Corporations for Diversity. In 2006, Comcast was named one of America's Top 50 corporations for multicultural business opportunities by DiversityBusiness.com, for the third consecutive year.
Comcast's overall commitment to diversity is focused in four key areas: attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier group, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming and pledging significant community investments.
The complete special report on the best companies for diversity, including methodology and selection criteria, is available in the July 2007 issue of Black Enterprise, on newsstands June 26.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 12.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 3.0 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
About Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise, your ultimate guide to financial empowerment, is the premier business and investment resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. The monthly publication provides 3.9 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. As the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, BE is the authority for business news and trends.