ON DIVERSITY

Issue IV

HAPPENING@COMCAST


  • Project Innovation Grant Program: The NBCUniversal Foundation launched a new competitive grant program, in partnership with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, to recognize local non-profit organizations leveraging technology to solve everyday problems by awarding them grants totaling nearly $5M over the next two years. Apply online now through February 2nd.
  • Fortune Best Workplace: Comcast NBCUniversal ranked #1 on Fortune magazine’s list of The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, #4 on its list of The 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, and #31 on its list of The 100 Best Workplaces for Women
  • UnidosUS Grant Program Extension: Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo announced that we are extending the Comcast Digital Innovation Program for 2017-2018, which launched last year 
  • NBC Latino 20: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, NBC Latino profiled 20 Latinos who are moving the needle in their respective fields, which included video interviews discussing what it's like being a Latino in the workplace
  • FreePass Latino: Comcast's Annual Bicultural Binge-Watching Event, FreePass Latino launched in September to give Xfinity customers an all-access pass to hundreds of titles from the STARZ Network in both English and Spanish
  • WICT Top Employer for Women: Comcast NBCUniversal was named the Top Employer for Women by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and was also ranked first among cable operators and programmers for women
  • NAMIC Top Company for People of Color: Comcast NBCUniversal was designated a 2017 Top Company for People of Color by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)
  • USBLN Best Place to Work: Comcast NBCUniversal was named the 2017 Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses by US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and a 2017 Best Place to Work by USBLN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), after receiving a 100 score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI)
  • HRC Best Place to Work: For the sixth consecutive year, Comcast NBCUniversal earned a 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2018 Corporate Equality Index and was named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality
  • MCCA Lifetime Achievement: Minority Corporate Counsel Association honored David L. Cohen with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its 20th Anniversary Gala
  • 2017 Corporate Advocate of the Year: Jacquelyn Puente, Executive Director for External Affairs at Comcast Corporation, was honored as USHCC's 2017 Corporate Advocate of the Year
  • NAMIC 2017 Next Generation Leaders: Ebonne Ruffins, VP, Local Media Development at Comcast Cable, was named one of NAMIC's 2017 Next Generation Leaders
  • Cablefax’s Most Powerful Women: Cablefax listed 58 Comcast NBCUniversal employees among 2017 Most Powerful Women for their leadership and contributions to the industry


ICYMI (In case you missed it...)



UPCOMING EVENTS


  • February 13-15: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Legislative Conference and Awards Gala (Washington, D.C.)
  • February 15-18: U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) National Conference (Chicago, IL)
  • February 22-23: Colloqium on Global Diversity (New York, NY)
  • March 9-18: SXSW 2018 (Austin, TX)
  • March 13: American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Leadership Awards Gala (Washington, D.C.)
  • March 17-19: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Legislative Conference (Washington, D.C.)

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