The past year has intensified many of the challenges that women already faced in the workplace. The pandemic had a near-immediate effect on women’s employment as many, especially those with young children, considered leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers to provide support at home.
While COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect women’s career opportunities, it also represents an opportunity for businesses to look for ways to invest in and build more flexible workplaces, and nurturing and inclusive cultures.
At Comcast, our employees have always been at the heart of everything we do, and this year was no exception. As the needs of our workforce have continued to change, so too has our support for our employees. We have offered flexible work options, such as additional paid time-off to care for family members. We also expanded our benefits to include options like back-up childcare, professional counseling, an employee COVID-19 resource center, student loan counseling, stress management, access to a confidential health and well-being messaging app, a virtual workplace resource center, and more.
As the workplace dynamic further shifts, we will continue to offer a variety of benefits and resources to employees to support their physical, emotional and financial well-being. We take pride in being an employer of choice – having been named to the 2020 Fortune Best Big Companies to Work For list and among Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Parents for the fifth consecutive year – and this has remained a top priority for years.
Over the next few weeks, we will look at some of the incredible women who make up our workforce – our team of professionals who help businesses of all sizes, from neighborhood pizza shops to large-scale enterprises – prepare for what’s next. We’ll hear from marketers and sales leaders, project managers and engineers about their experiences over the past year, how they rose to the challenges and adapted to new circumstances. These stories are a testament to the power of working together and remaining flexible and supportive as employees continue to face unprecedented challenges and circumstances.
Holli Lloyd, Marketing Director, Churchville, Maryland
Holli joined Comcast Business less than a year prior to COVID, in July 2019. She came to the company with more than 20 years of marketing experience, which was instrumental in helping her quickly adapt and succeed, especially over the past year. Despite the circumstances the past year presented, Holli maintained focus on driving results and taking a methodical approach to marketing tactics. She also continues to keep a customer-first attitude – always treating sales team members as her customer – with a measurable return on investment. Holli is most proud having served as the regional coordinator for Comcast RISE, which is a multi-year initiative bringing technology and marketing support to people of color-owned small businesses.
When asked who she admires the most, Holli said her two sons. “While they have faced many challenges in life, they have turned out to be great young men with an incredible work ethic.” Today, both sons attend college. Her oldest at Towson University and the youngest at Harford Community College. Holli believes that staying positive and taking action during difficult times is the best way to achieve both personal and professional success. “Having to shift from in the classroom to virtual wasn’t easy. I am grateful I am able to show them, by example, how to quickly shift gears to a virtual work environment and exceed expectations.” She added, “What I have found to be most challenging, yet incredibly rewarding, is having to quickly switch our 2021 marketing strategies by thinking outside the box and leveraging our digital capabilities.”
Dee Moyano, SMB Director-Chesapeake Region, Baltimore
Dee started with Comcast in March 2008 and became a Field Sales Director for Comcast Business in 2019. Over this time, she has risen in the ranks in Sales Management and served in numerous roles across Comcast Spotlight, Comcast Business and Comcast. Her biggest accomplishment with the company was being named the #2 director in the Northeast Division for 2020.
Today, Dee is a busy mom of two boys, Nathan and Ashton. Prior to the pandemic, Dee saw her oldest son off to high school early in the morning and was in the office by 7:30 a.m. Now, Dee has found that she enjoys working remotely in order to spend more quality time with her children, both seeing them off and returning from school.
In the workplace, Dee prides herself on being one who “gets the job done.” Peers also would agree that she’s “not afraid to jump into the trenches with her team, she’s always available and has great energy.”
Dee adds that, “The Comcast Business SLT (senior leadership team) has been great since the beginning of COVID and now in our current state. Throughout this, we have all been in this together and we have successfully navigated through a lot of challenges. The transition has been nothing short of amazing, and 2020 was the best year thus far for the Beltway Comcast Business team.”
Holli and Dee are just two of the employees at the heart of Comcast Business’ Beltway Region. Stay tuned for more profiles featuring the exceptional women who make up our workforce at: https://beltway.comcast.com/