Javier Garcia

The Why: Garcia was picked to serve as the national champion for Comcast’s ERG Unidos, where he helps educate, unite and empower Hispanic/Latino employees in the company while cultivating an environment where all employees can embrace Hispanic cultures. Not only does he devote time there, he’s also the executive sponsor for Comcast Florida Region’s Young Employee Network.

He Says… “The financial impact of DEI, according to a McKinsey study, shows that the most diverse companies are now more likely than ever to outperform financially.”

What pop culture moment showed progress in DEI? The April 2023 cover of Time magazine featuring Bad Bunny. It was the magazine’s inaugural all-Spanish cover.

How has advocating for DEI benefited your company? I am so proud to work for a company that passionately believes that infusing more diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of our society will not only create a more just world, but has made this a vital part of our company’s success. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide a powerful platform for our employees’ voices to be heard. One of the most compelling experiences that I get from being the National Champion of our Unidos ERG is hearing first-hand some of the insight and perspectives from our employees as we discuss important issues that truly matter to them. This is why I strongly believe it is so important for leaders to take the time to not only listen but to actively seek out different perspectives.

What is an overlooked aspect of DEI? The financial impact of DEI, according to a recent study by McKinsey shows that the most diverse companies are now more likely than ever to outperform financially. Not only is the business case for diversity strong but the likelihood of financial outperformance has strengthened over time.

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