In my role at Comcast, I have the opportunity to invest in, and be inspired by, women leaders, especially women who reflect the communities we want to serve in Pennsylvania and across the country. As we work to improve our society for the next generation, I’m grateful knowing these innovative leaders are some of the incredible people driving us forward.
- Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend. Fulmore-Townsend is President and CEO of Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), and a nationally recognized leader who Comcast is proud to partner with. During her tenure, PYN has worked to alleviate poverty in Philadelphia through education and employment. It has been amazing to partner with Fulmore-Townsend and watch her drive transformation in poverty and inequity for youth and young adults through her passion and dedication.
- Dr. Rachel Levine. Levine has had a year in the spotlight, as the public face of Pennsylvania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more recently being asked to join President Biden’s administration as Assistant Secretary of Health. From Levine’s ability to set an example for other states, through her reassuring communications and leadership, to her resilience in the face of transphobia, I can’t wait to witness the changes she will affect in her new position.
- Ayele Shakur. Shakur is the CEO of BUILD, a nonprofit that uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities in cities across the country, including Philadelphia, and equip them for high school, college, and career success. Shakur uses her experience as an innovator in urban education and a pioneer in the movement to advance public education to effect change through BUILD.
- Dwana Franklin-Davis. Franklin-Davis is the CEO of Reboot Representation a coalition of leading companies, including Comcast, that are committed to doubling the number of Black, Latinas, and Native American women graduating with computing degrees by 2025. The work the Coalition and Franklin-Davis are doing to increase representation of women of color and close the gender gap in the technology sector is inspiring and has the potential to drive real innovation and business success.
Dalila Wilson-Scott serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation and as President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, which has made a $100 million commitment to advance social justice and equality.