Media & technology company Comcast NBCUniversal is working hard to further its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Already a Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 company (they ranked No. 7 in 2020 on our annual list of the country’s top companies for diversity), the company recently distributed the first round of RISE awards to more than 700 Black-owned small businesses across the country. The awards, which provide free consulting, media and creative production services designed to aid companies in their economic recovery following the impact of COVID-19, will help thousands of small businesses over the next three years.
On top of that, the company also recently promoted New York University alumna Dalila Wilson-Scott to executive vice president and chief diversity officer. Prior to her promotion, Wilson-Scott led the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and directed Comcast’s community impact work — a role that she will maintain going forward. Under her leadership, Wilson-Scott spearheads the company’s charitable giving and philanthropic strategy, including its $100 million commitment to advance social justice and equality.
“Dalila is a fantastic leader and passionate advocate and supporter of our corporate social responsibility efforts, which have been at the heart of our company for decades,” Comcast NBCUniversal Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts told The Philadelphia Tribune following her promotion. “In her new role, she will build on our strong foundation, partnering with leadership teams across our organization to continue to make our company and culture more inclusive, and to help us drive substantive change.”