No. 29 | Comcast NBCUniversal | DiversityInc Top 50
WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
- Supplier Diversity: More than double the Top 10 and Top 50 averages of prime suppliers who are minority owned
- Women in Senior Leadership: 4.5% higher than the Top 50 and 38.6% higher than all U.S. companies
- Latinos in Total Management: 22.7% higher than the Top 10 and 48.2% higher than all U.S. companies
Comcast NBCUniversal has focused on direct business-to-business outreach and partnership with advocacy groups that have connected the company to diverse vendors.
“The benefits of supplier diversity are reciprocal,” said Peter Kiriacoulacos, the company’s chief procurement officer. “Diversity within our supply chain gives our company a competitive edge, helps inspire innovation and offers us invaluable insights into the interests and needs of our customers.”
Comcast NBCUniversal is also focused on advancing women in technology, and in addition to having a women’s employee resource group, also has an ERG called TECHWomen.
As far as reaching out to the future workforce, the company runs one of the nation’s largest workplace mentoring program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America through the Beyond School Walls. In the last two years, the program matched more than 320 employee mentors with students at Comcast offices in 15 cities throughout the country. And the company’s Internet Essential Ambassadors program sent more than 2,000 employees, from technicians to corporate executives, to visit schools and community groups to spread the word about digital literacy.
Chairman and CEO
“As a global media and technology company, it’s essential we drive innovation and delight our customers, and there is no better way to do that than having diversity and inclusion embedded throughout our culture, our workforce, our programming, our suppliers and our investments in the communities we serve.”
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
“We have made great strides in diversity and inclusion and we are committed to doing even more. The results from embracing important values that respect and include different experiences, thoughts and philosophies directly benefit our customers, our communities and the thousands of people we employ.”
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