Jackson has been a force of nature across Comcast, creating the perfect storm of initiatives focused on promoting DEI to the company’s employees and customers. When tasked with helping launch the Black Experience on Xfinity, she immediately went to Comcast’s Black Employee Network to discuss how the destination should be focused and positioned. “Our mission is to provide up-and-coming talent with a platform and the forum to reach a broader audience that they might not have been able to on their own,” she says. A major area of focus for her has been the continued creation of spaces for conversations surrounding DEI. She was the mind behind a multicultural resources hub for frontline employees with curated content. In June, her efforts came together in the form of Pride World, a virtual neighborhood for the LGBTQ+ community with featured content from Xfinity’s LGBTQ Film & TB destination. She has also hosted a series featuring employees sharing their stories about overcoming exclusion tied to race and ethnicity.
How have you been a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion?
During my 20+ plus years at Comcast, I’m most proud to have made history in the company by launching the Black Experience on Xfinity Channel, a first-of-its-kind, curated destination of Black content, Black entertainment, movies, TV shows, news, and more. Endorsed by the esteemed African American Film Critics Association, this new destination is available to our customers at no additional cost on all of our platforms, including Xfinity X1, Flex and Stream App. We embarked on this unprecedented endeavor in February of this year, at the kick-off of Black History Month. This channel includes the ultimate in Black storytelling and features content from our existing Black programming partners and film studios, as well as original programming from emerging Black content creators. Our mission is to provide up-and-coming talent with a platform and the forum to reach a broader audience than they might not have been able to on their own. For example, just three weeks after the Black Experience on Xfinity launch, we announced the exclusive premiere of the documentary film Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha, from award-winning filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper. The documentary closely examines the founding and legacy of the first Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which is now regarded as one of the most significant and influential Black organizations in history. We are continuously launching exclusive content like this for our viewers and making the Black Experience on Xfinity a one-stop access to a collection of content that showcases the breadth of Black culture.