Throughout the business, our leaders see the value of diversity as a driver for growth and innovation, and they know that inclusive teams deliver outstanding outcomes. As a result, more and more teams want to embed D&I in their own strategies, processes, and actions. That’s exactly what happened in 2017, as leaders from several business units and regional headquarters — many of whom serve on our formal IDCs — established their own D&I committees to implement tailored goals, tactics, and measurement tools across their organizations.
In an environment of rapid innovation and growth, our Talent Effectiveness Committee is a key component of our business strategy, driving greater diversity across all talent practices, and enhancing our customer experience.
These committees — like those in the Northeast Cable Division, Comcast Business, and NBC News — empower employees at all levels to help drive D&I efforts in their business.
Similarly, NBCUniversal created departments focused on operationalizing our D&I commitment in specific business units. One example of this is Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s newly created Global Talent Development and Inclusion department, which is developing initiatives to identify and support diverse talent. Teams work with their Talent Acquisition partners to cultivate a diverse pipeline of candidates for key positions, and track their progress against company-wide goals. Many also act as D&I advocates internally and externally, by hosting employee events and sponsoring local initiatives that build awareness and engagement around D&I efforts.
This work to embed D&I across our company demonstrates how we’re collectively taking action to truly ingrain D&I into our business operations.