Under Robinson’s leadership, OUT@NBCUniversal, the company’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Straight Ally Employee Alliance, became the first LGBT group to march under a banner in the 2015 New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There’s indeed something to march about—for the third year in a row Comcast and NBCUniversal earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, helping to earn a designation as one of America’s “Best Places to Work” for LGBTs. “We continue to take pride in the company’s progress in increasing ethnic diversity in our workforce and our continued strength in female representation,” Robinson says.

What’s your biggest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?

We continue to take pride in the company’s progress in increasing ethnic diversity in our workforce and our continued strength in female representation. We have a myriad of great pipeline programs, and one of our newest and most exciting is the Universal Pictures’ Emerging Writers Fellowship, which focuses on discovering and nurturing diverse voices in a challenged area of the industry. All five of our 2014 Fellows secured representation as a result of the program, and we recently announced the 2015 class.

Best business advice you’ve received?

It came from my parents and it was to treat all people with respect, regardless of position or level. An attitude of entitlement was not something that was tolerated in our household.

How do you define success?

We rely on metrics, of course, to monitor our progress, but I’m equally pleased when an employee contacts me directly to say how proud he or she is to work for a company that puts such an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

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