Davis is all about empowering more employees to foster a cleaner, healthier environment. Last year, her team established a strategy to unite their collective energies around creating a company-wide culture of sustainable innovation that inspires environmental responsibility. Additionally, Comcast committed to reaching 500,000 hours of green volunteering by 2020, and the company’s new 60-story Comcast Technology center is the greenest and tallest building in Philadelphia. While the industry has made some progress regarding diversity and inclusion, “we can and should do more to build a pipeline of talented, diverse candidates for leadership opportunities,” she says. “I see this happening through formal programs like WICT and NAMIC, and informal relationship-building.”
In what areas should the industry step up its efforts with regard to diversity and inclusion?
I’d like to see more diversity in the industry as a whole and, specifically, more diverse men and women in leadership positions. While the industry has made some progress, we can and should do more to build a pipeline of talented, diverse candidates for leadership opportunities. I see this happening through formal programs (like WICT and NAMIC) and informal relationship building.
What’s your best advice to someone just entering the video content/distribution industry?
As an executive champion of Comcast’s Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Group, I really encourage individuals just entering this industry to get involved. Sign up to be a part of something you’re passionate about. These communities are where you’ll make connections, begin building your career network, and get visibility into teams and projects outside of your own. I can’t say enough about the value of being engaged and involved; it truly brings more meaning and opportunities to your career.