Thanks to Robinson’s leadership, at NBCU, people of color at the VP level and above, director level and manager level each increased in numbers by more than 50 percent between 2010 and 2015, and the number of women at each of these levels increased by more than 35 percent. That’s real results. Moreover, at the close of last year, 71 percent of Comcast NBCU’s new hires were diverse and 47 percent of VP or above leaders were diverse. Robinson has fostered eight different employee resource groups, including OUT@NBCUniversal for LGBT and Straight Ally employees, and has helped usher in more diverse programming including “The Wiz Live!”. He sees more work to be done. “While the industry has made tremendous progress in on-air diversity over the years, there is still much work to be done in diversifying the talent behind- the-camera,” he says.

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