A Broader Vision of Leadership
Every day, we are challenged to be smarter than the day before and best prepare and equip ourselves for the future. It is an exciting time within our business, and our most senior leaders champion diversity & inclusion as part of our overall business strategy.
True leadership puts principles into practice, and our commitment to creating a best-in-class model for diversity & inclusion within the media and technology industry begins at the top. Comcast’s Board of Directors, Corporate Diversity Offices at Comcast and NBCUniversal, and Internal and External Diversity Councils work to implement, promote, and sustain diversity throughout our organization.
Board of Directors
Comcast’s Board of Directors is one-third diverse, including three people of color — two African Americans, one Hispanic — and one female Board member. The Board also includes three veterans: Joseph J. Collins, Chairman of Aegis, LLC; Johnathan A. Rodgers, retired President and Chief Executive Officer of TV One; and Ralph J. Roberts, Comcast Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board. Diversity remains an important consideration in future nominations.
The Bigger Picture
Our leaders truly promote and leverage the rich diversity that our employees, suppliers, programmers, and community investment teams lend to the success of our business. They don’t just "buy in" to diversity, they live diversity every day, leading every area of our business by our company’s long-standing promise and unwavering credo: "We will respect and reflect the customers and communities we serve."
Diversity Offices and Councils
Comcast has a Corporate Office of Diversity & Inclusion dedicated to leading our inclusion efforts across the entire enterprise. The mission is clear
— develop, execute upon, and continue to evolve our Master Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion. The key to our success is continued collaboration with the Office of Diversity at NBCUniversal and the Office of Workforce Diversity & Inclusion at Comcast Cable.
The Corporate, NBCUniversal, and Comcast Cable diversity & inclusion teams partner with our business groups to provide guidance on best practices and to drive progress in workforce, supplier diversity, programming, and community investment.
And the best way to communicate our diversity & inclusion strategic goals is by convening our senior leaders at Internal Diversity Council meetings.
Comcast and NBCUniversal’s Internal Diversity Councils serve as multipurpose sounding boards and forums for dialogue on diversity & inclusion across our company. Our most senior executives attend Internal Diversity Council meetings, serving as champions and advocates for our diversity work. This ensures that we remain focused on our mission to be the model company for diversity & inclusion in our industry and in Corporate America.
Many Perspectives, One Vision
At Comcast and NBCUniversal, we embrace our position as a global leader in media, technology, and business operations. We couldn’t be more proud of the valuable insight and partnership we receive from our innovative external Comcast and NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Advisory Council (Joint Council).
Our Joint Council provides a true cross-section of viewpoints from the business world, media, and technology industries, and also the communities where we live and work.
The Joint Council is an enthusiastic group of more than 40 members that includes national leaders in business, politics, and civil rights. Four nine- member sub-councils represent the interests of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics. In addition, there are "at-large" members who represent the interests of the LGBT community, veterans, Native Americans, and people with disabilities. All members actively provide advice and counsel regarding our company’s diversity & inclusion strategies and practices.
Comcast and NBCUniversal remain engaged with all members through regular reporting and meetings with the Joint Council Executive Committee and other members throughout the year. From the Joint Council, we receive candid advice and insights into the interests and expectations of the diverse customers and audiences we serve.