U.S. Headquarters: Philadelphia
Global Employees: 126,000
U.S. Employees: 107,463
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies
Why It’s on the List
Comcast has revitalized its diversity-management efforts and has earned a spot on the list for the first time since 2007. Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts personally signs off on executive compensation tied to diversity and meets with the company’s resource groups quarterly.
Comcast’s mentoring programs have formal follow-up and measurable goals for assessing success. The programs are consistently available to managers across the company, and the top three levels of management participate. The company also has sponsors for high-potential employees from underrepresented groups. Mentoring relationships are evaluated every three months.
Comcast’s resource groups help identify and nurture management talent. The groups also help the company with marketing and diversity-training initiatives. They were instrumental in creating a D&I awareness module that served as the mandatory online training for all employees companywide. Members helped shape content, participated in video modules and served as focus groups to evaluate the training.
More than 5 percent of Comcast’s gross revenue was spent on philanthropy, and more than 50 percent of that philanthropy went to multicultural nonprofits, such as the National Urban League, the National Council of La Raza and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund.
Chairman and CEO
“Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Comcast and NBCUniversal’s culture. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it’s also the best way to conduct business. Comcast is stronger and more dynamic because of the diversity of our ideas and experiences, which help to drive our business forward.”
Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
“We are committed to becoming the model for diversity and inclusion in the media and technology industry. This commitment helps guide how we do business―from daily decisions to our long-term goals―and we believe this helps us to better understand, empower, and serve our customers, employees, and other stakeholders.”