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Comcast & NBCUniversal Affinity Groups: Develop, Empower, Impact

Comcast and NBCUniversal affinity groups work to leverage the strength of our people to drive innovation, bringing employees together for development, understanding and empowerment.

NBCUniversal’s Affinity Groups have had a strong and considerable presence within the organization. Since the launch of NBCUniversal’s first Affinity Group, Out@NBCUniversal nearly 30 years ago, the roster has expanded to a total of seven groups: 


  • Abilities Network@NBCUniversal

  • Asian Pacific Americans@NBCUniversal

  • Black Professional Alliance

  • OUT@NBCUniversal

  • UNIDOS@NBCUniversal

  • NBCUniversal Veterans Network

  • Women’s Network@NBCUniversal


Comcast adopted this practice, successfully launching eight Comcast Affinity Groups in January of 2012: 


  • Abilities Network at Comcast

  • Asian Pacific Americans at Comcast

  • Black Professional Alliance at Comcast

  • OUT at Comcast

  • Somos Comcástico (Translation: We are Comcastic)

  • Veteran’s Network at Comcast

  • Women’s Network at Comcast

  • Young Professionals Network at Comcast


For Kristin Heffner, Engagement Manager for the Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team, the Women’s Network has been part of her Comcast career from the start. Heffner’s first day at Comcast fell on the week of the Women’s Network inaugural event in June of 2012.

"It was wonderful to see so many of Comcast’s influential women in one location, supporting one another and promoting women’s professional development and growth across the company," Heffner said. Through the Women’s Network, Heffner has expanded her professional network to include women from across all corners of the business.

Within our affinity groups, we have seen a higher level of employee engagement, an enhanced sense of community and a stronger understanding of the power of inclusion across all levels of the organization.