2015 Company of the year
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Unidos is Comcast NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Group for uniting, educating, and empowering Latino employees. Unidos hosts a number of initiatives throughout the year, including executive training and development programs; formal mentoring partnerships; community service, activities; and product development and marketing focus groups. Unidos also conducts a variety of lunch-and-learns with guest speakers. Marlene Sanchez Dooner is the Executive Vice President of the Hispanic Group at NBCUniversal. Sanchez-Dooner works closely with Joe Uva, Chairman, Hispanic Group, NBCUniversal, to develop company initiatives and new business opportunities in the Hispanic marketplace across the company’s networks and platforms. Additionally, she oversees financial planning, strategic initiatives and business development for the company’s Hispanic franchises, including Telemundo and NBC Universo. Sanchez-Dooner joined Comcast Corporation in 1995 and for the subsequent 18 years led the company’s Investor Relations function, overseeing its relationships with the investment community and shareholders as it transformed into a Fortune 50 global media and technology company.
The 2015 LATINA Style 50 Special Report
Over the past decades, Latinos in America, especially women, have gone through a renaissance of growth and have broken barriers previously unattainable for many in their community. Latinos have grown exponentially in the past years in both demographics and academics. This growth has strengthened the Latino influence not only in college attainment, but in science, technology, engineer, mathematics, government and the economy. With the influx of talent from the increasing rate of the Hispanic population in our country, Latinos now are at the forefront of creating an important role in the future of our nation by becoming the scholars and leaders who will inspire both the hearts and minds of many young Latinos.
Eighteen years ago, LATINA Style’s founder Anna Maria Arias had the vision of opening doors that would lead to better opportunities for Latinas, even in the corporate world. With the support of the Department of Labor and several Hispanic organizations, Anna Maria Arias launched the LATINA Style 50 Report in 1997. The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most prestigious
study in Corporate America to evaluate companies based on the opportunities provided to Hispanic women. The report provides invaluable data professional Latinas inquire about when entering the workforce or when choosing to stay at a company. Key information includes: benefits, training, mentoring programs and leadership opportunities. This year, LATINA Style took a closer look at
each company’s Hispanic employee resource group, which often opens the door to opportunities in the company. LATINA Style also paid close attention to companies that support returning service-members, especially Latinas. The report also allows Latina veterans seek opportunities in the corporate world.
In 2014, participating companies took the initiative to build a stronger support structure to ensure women issues are addressed, especially issues that affect minorities and Latinas. One excellent example of a company that strives to be a leader in their community is Comcast NBCUniversal.
Their focus on diversity and inclusion is honorable and sets an example to other companies. Comcast NBCUniversal is determined to provide increasing opportunities to Latinas in senior executive level positions. We are proud to announce Comcast NBCUniversal as the 2015 LATINA Style 50 Company of the year!