Responsible for overseeing the daily experience of Charter’s more than 28 million customers across 41 states is a huge job, and Srinivasan and his team are also working to improve the resiliency of the entire network. What’s his take on incorporating diversity into the recruiting process? “The key is to create awareness among minority groups through various diversity initiatives while expanding the candidate pool through partnerships with organizations like NAMIC and the Emma Bowen Foundation,” Srinivasan says.

What does your company/organization do to ensure all employees feel included?
Charter promotes a culture of diversity and an environment of openness and inclusivity. I believe everyone is provided an equal opportunity for advancement and career progression based on their own merits.

How can diversity be better incorporated into the recruiting process?
I believe the key is to create awareness among minority groups through various diversity initiatives while expanding the candidate pool through partnerships with organizations like the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and the Emma Bowen Foundation.

Can you share a successful diversity program at your company or one you’ve observed at another company or organization?
Charter is a sponsor and partner of the Emma Bowen Foundation, which promotes recruiting and placement of students of color across the media, cable and technology companies. Through this partnership, Charter has provided internships and full-time opportunities, and has connected EBF fellows with Charter employees.

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