Ebony Staton Weidman
(BLACK PR WIRE) (March 17, 2009) PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comcast Corporation, the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services, today announced that it has been named to DiversityMBA Magazine's annual list of 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers To Work. The publication recognized Comcast's diverse employee base, its focus on inclusion and its leadership development programs as key strengths for the organization.
We are very pleased to be recognized by DiversityMBA Magazine as a one of the best companies for diversity, said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. Diversity and inclusion is a part of our company culture and is integral to our relationships with our employees, suppliers, community organizations and customers.
This is the fourth year that Comcast has been named to DiversityMBA Magazine's Top 50 Companies for Diverse Managers list, climbing in the rankings to number six in 2009 from 13 in 2008. This recognition comes on the heels of several other diversity accolades by other publications, including Black Enterprise's 40 Best Companies for Diversity (2008), and DiversityBusiness.com's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities (2008). Additionally, Comcast was named to Women of Color magazine's 40 Great Places for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Careers in 2008.
Comcast's overall commitment to diversity is focused in four key areas: attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier group, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming and pledging significant community investments.
The complete special report on the best companies for diversity, including methodology and selection criteria, is available in the Spring issue of Diversity MBA Magazine, which will appear on newsstands in April. DiversityMBA Magazine provides research reports on industry diversity programs and performance, continuing education, networking opportunities, professional development for women and people of color working in corporate America, and business entrepreneurs. The magazine, published quarterly, is distributed at newsstands, top business schools, professional and business associations and international networks, and reaches 100,000 subscribers. Please visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com for more information about DiversityMBA Magazine.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 14.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.5 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.