“Inclusivity means being accepted, not because of what I am, but because I am provided a safe place where I can be myself, which allows people to know the real me.” – Jackie Virgo, Video Systems Engineer for VOD Origin and Colorado OUT at Comcast member.
At Comcast NBCUniversal, diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA. We’ve been named one of the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for more than five years in a row. This is due in part to Employee Resource Groups like OUT at Comcast, whose mission is to connect LGBTQ employees and straight allies by contributing to a workplace environment that is aware, inclusive and productive for all.
This year will mark Comcast’s nearly 10 years of participation in the Denver PrideFest Parade, June 16 and 17. Comcast’s involvement is organized by our local Xfinity team and local OUT at Comcast members. During this year’s PrideFest, attendees can participate in a silent disco dance party, get temporary tattoos, and talk with our employees about available services and products at our booth right off of Broadway between Colfax and 14th.
“I’m thankful for all the support Comcast leadership has provided to allow our employees and family’s to participate in Pride events. From walking in parades to helping work the booths, all while showing the community that Comcast is here to support. It’s amazing to hear the love cheers thanking us as we walk Parade routes holding our partners/wives/husbands hands.” – Ben Poteat, Senior Engineer on the Voice Network Management Team and Colorado OUT at Comcast member.
Comcast is proud to sponsor and participate in Denver PrideFest, not only because we believe in valuing the authenticity of every employee, but because the diversity of our workforce is vital to our business. Diversity and inclusion enable us to create and support original programming that reflects real people and their experiences, and to develop products that better serve millions of customers across the United States and around the world.
Events like Pride provide us the opportunity to show our deep commitment to an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. These values fuel our innovation and connects us more closely to the communities we serve.
Read more about our focus on building and supporting a workforce that reflects the communities we serve here.
Jackie Virgo pictured above on the far right
Ben Poteat pictured above on the right