The company said the group will meet semi-annually beginning in May. From the release:
PHILADELPHIA (Wednesday, March 23) — Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)/NBCUniversal, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, today announced it has created a Joint External Diversity Advisory Council to advise the senior executive teams at Comcast and NBCUniversal as the company takes steps to become an industry leader in diversity. The Joint Diversity Council consists of four, nine-member Diversity Advisory Councils, representing the interests of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Women, respectively. The Joint Diversity Council also has members representing veterans, Native Americans, people with disabilities, and the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (“LGBT”) community, as well as representatives of Comcast’s and NBCUniversal’s internal diversity councils. They will provide advice on the five Focus Areas stipulated in the Memoranda of Understanding entered into by the companies and various national diverse leadership organizations: (1) Corporate Governance; (2) Employment/Workforce Recruitment & Retention; (3) Procurement; (4) Programming; and (5) Philanthropy & Community Investment.