Comcast: A ‘Diversity Champion’ In 2019


“The entertainment and telecommunication industry’s leading national foundation dedicated to advocacy around diversity, equity and inclusion” has selected one of its two presenting sponsors as its recipient of its annual Diversity Champion Award.

Comcast NBCUniversal will be honored with the Walter Kaitz Foundation‘s 2019 Diversity Champion Award. The honor recognizes the company’s “thoughtful and inclusive leadership in an environment in which diversity flourishes.”

Through its practices, Kaitz says, “the company motivates the industry to embrace and value diversity by serving as a role models, inspiring and encouraging excellence and empowering others with opportunities by removing barriers that hinder progress.”

Comcast NBCUniversal will be feted for its achievements in diversity at the annual Kaitz Dinner, which brings together leaders from across the media and entertainment industries to build support for the advancement of diversity, equality and inclusion “and to have a great time doing it.”

This year’s event is scheduled for September 18 at the New York Marriott Marquis. It is an event tied to “Diversity Week.”

At Comcast NBCUniversal, the company strives “to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make,” it says. “We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity and inclusion (D&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business. For us, D&I is not a program — it is a central element of our credo and our DNA. Our approach to D&I is focused on five key pillars: Governance, Workforce, Supplier Diversity, Programming, and Community Impact.”

Some 62% of Comcast NBCUniversal employees were women or non-Caucasian as of Dec. 31, 2018.

The 2018 recipient of this honor was TVOne, owned by Urban One.