Companies have made more efforts to increase and promote diversity in their workforce, especially in leadership positions. This week, telecommunications giant Comcast announced the appointment of Dalila Wilson-Scott as the company's executive vice president and chief diversity officer.
Wilson-Scott will be responsible for overseeing all corporate diversity, equity and inclusion activities and will continue her work as director of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. She will also oversee the company's $ 100 million commitment to promoting social justice and equality. During her time at the organization, the company has spent over $ 400 million helping its nonprofit partners advance their commitment to social change.
"Dalila is a fantastic leader and a passionate advocate and supporter of our corporate social responsibility efforts that have been at the core of our business for decades," said Brian L. Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer, in a press release.
"In her new role, she will build on our strong foundations and work with leadership teams across our organization to continue to make our company and culture more inclusive and to help us drive significant change."
Prior to her new role, Wilson-Scott worked closely with the Foundation's Community Impact Work, which includes volunteering and corporate social responsibility programs, after joining the company in 2016 after working for JPMorgan Chase where she was served as Director of Global Philanthropy and President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. The NYU Stern graduate is also involved in digital equity, working to build partnerships to provide resources to underserved communities to compete in a digital world.
She is also a broad member of various corporate boards, including Welcome America, Inc., Box.org, and the Comcast Executive Leadership Council. In the past, Wilson-Scott served on my brother's Economic Development Committee and the Advisory Board of my brother's Keeper Alliance.